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Re: [Icehouse] [Zendo] Rule clarification [rule against external references]

  • FromDavid Artman <david.artman@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateMon, 1 Aug 2011 20:41:25 -0400

OK, so, at the risk of being a villain... Has anyone else ever hedged a BN?

I mean, you have a SLEW of koans, and maybe you been drinking or whatever, and you realize that you've left the students floundering.

I have, yes, checked the proofs and rewritten the koan to hopefully salvage a game.

I consider this behavior to be totally in the spirit of the game, while utterly in violation of its core rules. Masters, at best, can hope to learn from their students. Students, at best, can realize that the game doesn't need a Master.


On Aug 1, 2011 8:14 PM, "Joshua Kronengold" <mneme@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 08/01/2011 08:05 PM, Kimberly Terrill wrote:
>> I remember the first time I was teaching my boys to play this game. My son (14) did the Prime Number Rule (and later that week it was: "pips must be divisible by 3")- he still thinks the master is trying to 'beat the student'.
> FWIW, I think those are both pretty good and guessable rules. Much,
> much easier than rules like "a koan has the buddha nature if and only
> iff there are more wierd pips than purple pips. (which is also quite
> guessable."
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