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[Icehouse] Ikkozendo - Single-Stash Zendo

  • FromDavid Artman <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateWed, 20 Dec 2006 12:02:08 -0700
RE Chinese--d'oh! That's a bummer. OK, I need the word for "small" in Japanese.
...komakai, tezema, semai, chiisai, puchi

I like "Komakai Zendo" the best of those, because of the sound and its similarity 
to kamikazi (perverse, yes).

But what if we explore the word "one," which is an even more accurate descriptor 
or modifier?
...ichi, ikko, bou, hitotsu, wan, issun

I like "Ikkozendo" because ikko implies "fragment" as well as "one." (It's also 
"the first beat of a war drum?!" Maybe because it's the "one" firxst step that 
synchronizes marching troups?) Refer to:

RE differences between "single-stash" and "Treehouse stash": sure, they are not 
equivalent. In fact, one is a subclass of the other! :)

When (if) I get to revise the wiki entry, I will be more explicit. BUT, the point 
is somewhat moot for a few reasons:

1) New players at which this game is targetted don't have full stashes and can't 
get them (easily--they can at LL, of course). Thus, in the context of a demoed 
or an introductory game, "single-stash" is going to be functionally equivalent to 
"Treehouse stash" as that's what folks will have and begin with, most likely.

2) One could certainly play Ikkozendo with a monochrome stash; one only loses color 
as a relationship. Thus, the rules-as-written have no real assertions of the nature 
of the single stash; and so my follow-up reference to Treehouse WRT the wiki isn't 
a "red herring" or anything. It's just that there are more relationships possible 
with a Treehouse stash than there are with a monochrome stash--both of which are 
members of the superset called "single-stash." ;)

But I will be explicit, when I revise online. The problem with lists for stuff like 
this is there's no going back, only forward, so there's this embarrassing record of 
the bumps along the way toward "tight" rules write-ups on the wiki. *blush*

Thanks for reading and helping me tune it up!
David Artman

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