On Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 1:25 PM, David "Barahon" Willson <DLWillson@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Our only house rule bans the use of "or" in the rule. This implies a ban on > iterative sets, like the stupid Scrabble rule. > > To re-state it in the positive: The rule must be one simple rule, not a > collection of more than one rules. So you would mark the "duodecimal prime" koan white, and the "explicit enumeration of duodecimal prime koans" koan black? > > When we play next, I'll suggest two new house rules: > > The rule must be built in concepts that are familiar to all players. No > "prime number rules or modulus rules when playing with grammar-schoolers, > for instance. Covered in "Don't be a dick", I would think. > > Don't be a dick. I like that rule. I don't claim credit for it; I heard it from both Phil Plait (the Bad Astronomer) and Wil Wheaton (one of the stars of Stand By Me, with occasional appearances in a late-80's SF show).