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Re: [Icehouse] Zendo Puzzle

  • FromNick Lamicela <nupanick@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateThu, 12 Mar 2009 20:18:46 -0400
So left, right, and weird would work just as well as flat, weird, and up, as long as it's clear the pyramids are pointing different directions? Or it has to be all the same or all three standard orientations (including weird)?
~nupanick (or other appropriate name)

Guvf VF zl jvggl fvtangher.

On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 5:40 PM, Christopher Hickman <tophu@xxxxxxx> wrote:
On Mar 12, 2009, at 5:31 PM, David L. Willson wrote:

IIRC, this puzzle is for non-Zendo players.

Actually, everyone who is in the game has played Zendo, I think.  I
know at least three of them have played extensively.

Oh, well then, this'll be a walk in the park.  or, dungeon.  whichever.

We'll see.  The players don't get a second guess.  They have to build both a yes koan and a no koan and press the button.  If they are wrong, they have to defeat the chain golem that forms before they can try again (well, I guess they could keep trying in the middle of combat, hmm).  I'm going with the equivalent of this: A koan has the Buddha nature if and only if for each of color, size, and orientation all of the three pieces are the same or each of the three are different (with the meta-rule that only three-piece koans are even valid).

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