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Re: [Icehouse] Zendo rules

  • FromNick Lamicela <nupanick@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateSun, 8 Mar 2009 19:55:44 -0400
Once I used the rule "AKHTBN Iff the total pip count is a prime number."

The other players gave up eventually and asked me to tell them, so they could punish me if it was an insanely hard one. When I told them a player pointed to several koans containing a single small pyramid. They are all marked as false, and everyone knows that 1 is a prime number because it's only factors are itself and 1.

I guess that was the wrong group to use a math rule with.

~nupanick (or other appropriate name)

Guvf VF zl jvggl fvtangher.

On Sun, Mar 8, 2009 at 5:13 PM, Daniel W. Johnson <panoptes@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
At 12:37 -0400 2009-03-08, Karl von Laudermann wrote:
I find that "A koan has the Buddha nature if it consists entirely of pieces." comes up more often than I'd like. :-)

I just saw it produce the inverse of that: "A koan has the Buddha nature if it contains no pieces."  Well, this is why the rules of Zendo require starting with one black-stone koan and one white-stone koan.

And its rule "A koan has the Buddha nature if it consists entirely of weird pieces." should be very easy to guess.

Daniel W. Johnson
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