Looney Labs Icehouse Mailing list Archive

Re: [Icehouse] How many colors do you use? (Zendo)

  • FromChristopher Hickman <tophu@xxxxxxx>
  • DateMon, 24 Mar 2008 09:48:58 -0700
On Monday, March 24, 2008, at 12:40PM, "Marc Hartstein" <marc.hartstein@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 09:27:19AM -0700, Christopher Hickman wrote:
>> On Monday, March 24, 2008, at 12:12PM, "Don Sheldon" <don.sheldon@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> >On 3/21/08, Benjamin Kleber <benjamin.kleber@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> >8.  I don't like playing with opaques because I find we're always
>> >picking up koans to make sure there's nothing underneath them.
>> I solve that in my game by declaring that if a tree falls in the
>> forest and no one is there to hear it, it doesn't make a sound.  That
>> is, only objectively observable characteristics are considered.
>What do you do about theoretically observable but difficult to observe
>characteristics?  Such as the color of a smaller pyramid inside a weird
>opaque pyramid providing a very limited angle from which the inner
>pyramid can be viewed?

For things that are questionable, the question goes to the Master.  I also have a house rule in general of "Don't be a dick."  That helps in these situations, too. ;)

>What about the tendency of some transparent pyramids to make it
>difficult to discern the color of enclosed transparent pyramids without
>obscuring them?  I can never tell what color most things inside a blue

Again, ask the Master for clarification.