Donald Whytock on 27 Jan 2002 03:05:19 -0000

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spoon-discuss: Re: spoon-business: Elbonian Airways

On 1/26/02 at 9:53 PM Wonko wrote:

>__I'm Flying!__
>__Elbonian Airways__
>Every square of the Grid which has x and y coordinates that are both
>integral multiples of 6 is said to contain an Elbonian Airways. Elbonian
>Airways are Passable SOs. If a player is in a square which contains an
>Elbonian Airways, e may pay 2+2n points to be Thrown at any other square
>which contains an Elbonian Airways, where n is the 5th Gremlin number. When
>a player is Thrown at a square, eir becomes (x+a-3,y+b-3), where x and y
>the x and y coordinates of the square being Thrown at, and a and b are both
>1d5. If a player, after being Thrown, ends up on a square which is occupied
>by an Impassable Object, e loses 5 points [[for being injured in the
>landing]] and is Thrown at that square.
>}} <<(Grid, PointsLost), 2>>
>Rationale: Moving one square per nweek means we go really slow. This is a
>way to cover large distances in a short period of time. However, if you fly
>Elbonian, you can't specify exactly where you'll land, and if you hit a Big
>Rock or some similar object, you might bounce around repeatedly before
>hitting a vacant square.
>Give a man a fire and he'll be warm for a day; set him on fire and he'll be
>warm for the rest of his life.

Wanna add bouncing off walls to that, for when one goes off the edge of the grid?