Jonathan Van Matre on 30 Jan 2002 21:22:08 -0000

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 RE: spoon-discuss: Re: spoon-business: Are you ready for some football!!!!

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• Subject: RE: spoon-discuss: Re: spoon-business: Are you ready for some football!!!!
• From: "Jonathan Van Matre" <JVanMatre@xxxxxxxx>
• Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 15:16:35 -0600
• Thread-topic: spoon-discuss: Re: spoon-business: Are you ready for some football!!!!

```Rob, if you're not out of proposals for the nweek, these definitions of metrics would be ideal stuff to introduce into the rules.  It would certainly streamline all future rules concerning the grid.

--Scoff!

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rob Speer [mailto:rob@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 3:08 PM
> To: spoon-discuss@xxxxxxxxx
> Subject: spoon-discuss: Re: spoon-business: Are you ready for some
> football!!!!
>
>
> On Wed, Jan 30, 2002 at 12:46:54PM -0500, Eric Gerlach wrote:
> > If a player is playing Football, instead of moving as
> specified in rule
> > 301, e may move to any location within a circle of three units
>
> In a non-continuous space like the Grid, you have to specify what you
> mean by that, as "circles" don't actually exist.
>
>  . . x . . .    @ = player's location
>  o x x x o .    . = valid move only by chessboard metric
>  x x x x x .    o = valid move by chessboard or Cartesian metric
> x x x @ x x x    x = valid move by chessboard, Cartesian, or
>  x x x x x .        Manhattan metric
>  o x x x o .
>  . . x . . .
>
> You have to specify a "metric" for measuring distance.
>
> The chessboard metric measures the number of moves a king
> would have to
> make on a chessboard.
>
> The Manhattan metric measures the number of moves one would
> have to make
> if a move consists of going up, down, left, or right one square.
>
> The Cartesian metric is where you pretend there is in fact a diagonal
> line from the source to the destination, and measure it with the
> Pythagorean formula.
>
> So, you have to decide whether this 'circle' is a diamond, a lumpy
> thing, or a square.
>
> --
> Rob Speer
>
>
>

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