On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 5:17 PM, Sam Zitin <sammyz@xxxxxxxxx>
Reads like it's pretty fun, though fairly high on the randomness factor (for my tastes).
I'm going to ask you what third term you plan to use, other than Diamond and High(est quality diamonds)? Maybe you could make the four-player game a Team version, not a four-way. Could solve some piece requirement problems, too. And a team could, say, coordinate their mining so that they get high quality (triple value third-color) first but also tell each other where to find their own color (double-value).
One procedural question: can I look under a vein without mining anything, say, if I am already loaded with 3 points of diamonds?
Looking cool, though!
OK, folks, this makes me thing we might want a "hush" period for, say, a couple of weeks. There's a real risk of "idea pollution" when one uses term restrictions; and I'd like the opposite (idea divergence). Not a dig on Sam at all (folks encouraged you to post; no biggie), but something we might want to consider. Maybe just until April 1st?