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Re: [Icehouse] Hyperbolic Planar Tesselations

  • FromNick Lamicela <nupanick@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateTue, 2 Jun 2009 20:24:07 -0400
I got a Klutz book of board games with a "first capture" Go variant where each spot has as few as two neighbors and as many as five, and they are laid out unevenly so as to make some spots more valuable.
~nupanick (or other appropriate name)

Guvf VF zl jvggl fvtangher.

On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 8:04 PM, S Myers <iamthecheeze@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I wonder how well Go would play on that board.

On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 11:33 AM, David Molnar <theonlymolnar@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> One can get a board that is topologically the same as a "{4,N} with 0
> truncation" using polar coordinates rather than hyperbolic geometry.
> In Sage, this code:
> show(sum(polar_plot(m/sin((5*x/4)-n*pi),(4/5)*(arctan(m/9)+n*pi),(4/5)*(pi-arctan(m/9)+n*pi),rgbcolor="black")
> for n in [0..4] for m in range(1,10,2)), aspect_ratio=1, axes=False)
> generates this image:
> http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/470745
> Sage is based on Python, so if that means anything to you, you might be able
> to take that idea and run with it.
> David
> On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 5:32 PM, Nick Lamicela <nupanick@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Programming challenge: design a program that takes the number of players
>> as N and simulates a martian chess game with a board of form {4,N} with 0
>> truncation, then limits movement to squares that are no more than four steps
>> from the center point.
>> Extra credit: Computer AI.
>> Please correct me if this is not possible, but it sounds cool.
>> ~nupanick (or other appropriate name)
>> ===================
>> Guvf VF zl jvggl fvtangher.
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