Rob Speer on 8 Feb 2002 06:35:28 -0000 |
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spoon-business: The Tank Race |
I propose: __The Final Frontier__ {{ 1. Change the second paragraph of Rule 153 from {{ Players have an attribute called their Distance, which is calculated as the square root of (the sum of (the square of each of their Dimensions)). }} to {{ Players have an attribute called their Displacement, which is their distance from the Origin in the Dimensions. }} 2. Change all remaining occurrences of the term 'Distance' in Rule 153 to 'Displacement'. 3. Create a rule: __Space__ {{ A Space is a part of the game state in which it is possible to move in multiple directions. In general, a player's position in each direction is called a Component. The two Spaces that currently exist are the Dimensions, where each Dimension is a Component, and the Grid, where the X and Y values are the two Components. Each Space has a Metric which specifies how Distance is measured there. The Grid uses the Cartesian Metric, while the Dimensions use the Manhattan Metric. The three possible Metrics are: * The chessboard metric, in which the Distance between two objects is the maximum of the differences of each Component. * The Manhattan metric, in which the Distance between two objects is the sum of (the differences of each Component). * The Cartesian metric (also called the Euclidean metric) in which the Distance between two objects is the square root of (the sum of (the squares of (the differences of each Component))). }} }} [[ No more decimals in the Dimensions, and this allows me to re-propose The Rat Race with much easier to calculate hamster balls. ]] -- Rob Speer