> I'd love to hear from folks who've actually learned from the printed > rules. I learned from the printed rules, um, probably ten years ago now. So, well before the version in PwP. I think that makes me and Eric Zuckerman almost the only self-taught IIT competitors. I don't remember much about the learning process, except that the concepts of the game were fascinating enough to keep me struggling on. At one point there was a one-page cheat-sheet somewhere on Wunderland.com. I used it pretty often to teach other people how to play. The only complicated part of the rules is "over-iced." Other than that, it boils down to: 1. Upright is defending. 2. Pointing at a defender is attacking. 3. You have to beat (not just equal) the value of the defender in order for an attack to be successful. -- Regret, by definition, comes too late; Say what you mean. Bear witness. Iterate. --John M. Ford, "Against Entropy"