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

  • FromNick Lamicela <nupanick@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateWed, 3 Aug 2011 22:35:00 -0400
I love running the prime rule. Once I ran it for some friends in high school, and they finally gave up after going at it for an hour. When I told them the answer, they pointed to the koan with only one pyramid and complained that "the number 1 is only divisible by itself, so it should count as prime." I think I must have been the only person in my circle of friends who enjoyed math more than any other class.

Another time I ran it for some older computer geeks and engineers, and they were staring at the field silently trying to think of a rule they hadn't guessed yet when the resident idiot savant wandered into the room and saw it in under a minute. It's funny how sometimes all you need are a fresh pair of eyes.

On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 10:37 AM, Daniel W. Johnson <panoptes@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 2011-08-01 21:26, Joshua Kronengold wrote:
> It's guessable, but a true Icehouse rule (while I've done it, when mastering for mostly Icehouse players) is really too complicated.  I mean:

I once did a "Treehouse rule":  akhtbni it's a monocolored tree.  You
can probably guess what my other starting koan was.  I think one of the
students got it on their second turn.
Daniel W. Johnson
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