Christopher Hickman writes: >On Mar 9, 2009, at 8:57 PM, Doug Orleans wrote: >> Playing With Pyramids says in multiple places that a koan has one or >> more pyramids. The null koan is an obvious variant that lots of >> people allow, but I prefer to disallow it because of the ambiguity of >> rules like "contains only grounded pyramids". >Could somebody explain the ambiguity of this rule in relation to the >null koan? There isn't any. It's clearly true for the null koan. >Clearly the null koan doesn't contain any pyramids, let >alone only grounded ones. How could anyone think this could be marked >anything but no? It's obvious. "contains only grounded pyramids" means "contains nothing -but- grounded pyramids" a koan that contains nothing clearly contains that is not a grounded pyramid. Regardless, I never play with the null koan, because it's expressly disallowed in the rules and Kory doesn't like it (and I don't think it adds much to the game). -- Joshua Kronengold (mneme@(io.com, labcats.org)) |\ _,,,--,,_ ,) --^-- "Did you know, if you increment enough, you /,`.-'`' -, ;-;;' /\\ get an extra digit?" "I knew," weeps Six. |,4- ) )-,_ ) /\ /-\\\ "We knew. But we had forgotten." '---''(_/--' (_/-'