At 02:51 -0700 2009-03-07, David L. Willson wrote:
Zendo rules that lead to bad karma (and a possible thumping)
"if ... all groups of touching pyramids have a total pip-count of 7." -Max
He got a drubbing.
"if ... there is a complete nest and a complete tree in any stack." -Davey
We were too worn out to kick his butt so we all just went to bed.
The one we always refer to as uber-evil is this one, "if ... the
number of black pyramids is a prime number." I don't know who the
If I want to talk about a hypothetical evil rule, I use something
like "if ... the number of non-large pyramids is square and the
number of non-blue pips is fibonacci." And one I've seen that led to
everyone just leaving involved having three stacks that formed a
correct addition statement.
As for me, the second rule I created led to having to recycle koans
and just about ran out of guessing stones (because by the end,
everyone was getting the Mondos correct): "if ... the numbers of each
size and color are even."
And of course, word-count limits aren't always a guarantee of
simplicity: "if ... it's a monocolored tree".
Daniel W. Johnson
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