Rob Speer on 7 Oct 2003 20:05:58 -0000

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Re: [spoon-discuss] Hey, Rocky! Watch me pull a gnome out of my hat!

On Tue, Oct 07, 2003 at 02:59:52PM -0400, Daniel Lepage wrote:
> And it's worth noting that the old system had cyclic recipes, albeit 
> less obvious ones: "Three Basic Gnomes makes a Gnome of a random type." 
> [[r441/13, from nweek 40]] That combo alone destroys the stage system, 
> since three Basic Gnomes could make another Basic Gnome, so Basic 
> Gnomes must be one stage higher than themselves.
> Since every new gnome type will have to be proposed anyway, why not 
> just let the proponent decide what it's stage is, using the merging 
> rule as a guideline?

I like the idea of pre-determined Gnome stages, and it could be made to

Simply let the stage of the Gnome be the minimum of (that formula
applied to any combination of Gnomes that produces it). No conflicts.
Rob Speer

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