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Author Topic: RPS-25 - Rock, Scissors, Paper...Fire, Air, Water, Sponge...etc.  (Read 3385 times)
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« on: June 26, 2006, 05:20:40 PM »

RPS-25 @

The classic game of Rock, Paper, Scissors...but can be expanded to five, seven, nine, 11, 15, or 25 items, including:


























Nuke isn't as powerful as you might think...Water short-circuits it, Alien defuses it, Cockroach survives it, etc....  Some of the ways of "defeating" are kind of weak, but nothing can be invincible, obviously.  I'm pretty sure there's a pattern...of the ones I've seen, the first twelve items closer to an item clockwise defeat it, and it can defeat the twelve items closer to it counter-clockwise.

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I don't get Wolf vs. Nuke and Paper vs. Moon...
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2006, 06:29:54 PM »

Someone had too much time on their hands.
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2006, 10:44:06 PM »

WOLF-2 is probably a fictional vehicle which can launch nukes, while paper moon is an English expression, isn't it?

In any case, they're both reaching pretty far to make a connection, which shows just how unintuitive this variant of the game is.


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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2006, 01:05:16 PM »

This reminds me of a variation I made up while bored on a 2nd or 3rd grade field trip: Rock-Laser-Mirror. Rock smashes mirror, laser cuts rock, mirror reflects laser.

Terra's right, though. This game in much too unintuitive to be fun. Rock-Paper-Scissors is fun because anyone can play it and it makes sense.

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