Looney Labs Icehouse Mailing list Archive

Re: [Icehouse] A Zendo variant

  • FromMarc Hartstein <marc.hartstein@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateTue, 13 Feb 2007 12:28:59 -0500
On Tue, Feb 13, 2007 at 11:57:24AM -0500, Don Sheldon wrote:
> Definitely interesting.  More mind games, more cut-throat.  It might
> drastically change the feel of the game from nigh-cooperative to being
> much more competitive, which would change its appeal for some people.

That's really the question I was driving at.

Is the interesting tactical decision whether to call Master or Mondo
(and the effects that has on the game) more or less desirable than the
effect of turning every turn into a Mondo?

Every turn is Mondo has other interesting effects, like increasing the
participation of players whose turn it isn't.  It increases the
interplay of Mondo-guess as risk with the rest of the game.  It
increases the cooperative feel of the game.

I'm really not sure that it's better, just that it's interesting to

Oooh...one nice side-effect of the abstaining from Mondo rule is that it
allows a player to walk away from the table during other players' turns
without disturbing the game.  They can simply declare that they abstain
from all Mondos while they're away.  Andy will presumably appreciate

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