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[Icehouse] 30 Pointer Alert

  • From"Robert Bryan" <rbryan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateFri, 2 Mar 2007 10:38:55 -0700

They’ve probably been noted before, but these are awesome:




I’ve read some of debates about the correct formula for dimensions of larger pieces, so I’ll hastily note that there are an infinite number of possible formulas that would hit the 3 data points we have, and I don’t claim any special knowledge of which one was sacred to the ancients of Mars.  That said, my preference is:  

For pip count n,

  Width = 7n + 11

  Height = 12n + 20

both in 32nds of an inch.  This gives the correct sizes for the 1, 2 and 3 points, it’s a pretty simple formula, and as pieces get larger the aspect ratio converges to something pretty close to the the ones we know, so they look pleasingly ice-ish.


  By that calculation, the red pyramid above is an almost perfect 30 pointer.  Now where did I put that extra $1700?