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Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Infinite Perfect Rock Paper Scissors Game

With the advent of RPS-101, a Rock-Paper-Scissors-like game with more than a hundred (a hundred and one, actually) gestures, humanity has been left asking if that is the limit. Well, I am happy to tell you, it isn't. I present to you, RPS-∞, the game with infinite gestures!

A round of RPS-∞ works like this:

  • The players both count aloud to three, each time raising one hand in a fist and swinging it down on their other palm on the count.
  • On the third count, each player makes whatever gesture they want, and names it ('Heat Death of the Universe', 'Strawberry Icecream', 'Wu-Tang Clan').
  • If both make the same gesture, it's a draw. Otherwise, they discuss what would be the most concise outcome to a match between both items (usually expressed in terms of X verbs Y)
  • If the last step ended in confusion or fisticuffs, it's a draw. Go for another round.
There are many strategies you are sure to find out with practice. Share the best ones here!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

The F It Project

A friend of mine asked me to make a game for her birthday based on her story. The story is about a girl that kicks ass and chews bubblegum, but is sadly out of gum. I thought I could not rise to the challenge, but after a couple of stiff drinks I got an amazing idea.

You are Friday, a biological weapon capable of killing pretty much everything. Face your enemies and defeat them!
Your way is blocked by...