On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 3:34 PM, David L. Willson <DLWillson@xxxxxxxxxx>
> 1) Zendo - I teach it all the time, friends request it all the time, I
> wrote the single-stash variant. ;)
The ~what~? I ... How the Heck does ~that~ work?
/me pictures recycling pyramids at 3, count them, 3 koans.
It's simplified, of course--no guessing stones, no student-built koans and, thus, no "record" of BN and ~BN koans. Just guess on your turn, and if you're wrong I adjust one or both of the starting koans to disprove you. I have never been stumped for a way to disprove with a single Treehouse set.
(Truth be told--when I haven't had a TH set one me, I've done this with decks of cards, boxed and books fo matches, and even straws, and never had a problem... though i had a bit more than 15 of some of those.)
You can even do it with a monochrome stash, though rules rregarding color are, obviously, not possible. Given the number of other characteristics of a pyramid (orientation, size, pip count, relationship relative to tohers) that's no great loss.