Looney Labs Icehouse Mailing list Archive

Re: [Icehouse] [Zendo] Another Spock Rule question

  • FromBuddha Buck <blaisepascal@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateFri, 5 Aug 2011 13:36:40 -0400
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).