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Emacs Lisp's future (was: Guile emacs thread (again))
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Designer Diary: Rolling Out CUBIST | BoardGameGeek News | BoardGameGeek
Recommend Alf Seegert (alfseegert) United StatesSalt Lake CityUtah By Steven Poelzing and Alf SeegertSteve: When my non-gamer co-workers discover that I design…
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A World of Games | Blake Eskin
Cards and gambling authority John Scarne claimed to have invented one of the greatest board games of all time. Was he bluffing?
Washington Post, July 15,…
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Parlett's Historic Card Games: references
Site map Historic Card Games explored and described by David ParlettSOURCES AND REFERENCES Games index Benham, W. Gurney Playing Cards (London 1931) “A history…
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A Gentleman’s Guide to Collecting Books
September 12, 2014
SHARE Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Nate Pedersen.
Earlier this year we covered the joys and basic how-tos of starting a…
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Haskell Dice of Doom - Part 1 – Derek McLoughlin
Conrad Barski’s Land of Lisp develops a simple board game from chapter 15 onwards, as an example of using functional-style programming in Common Lisp. The game,…
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Untitled
Klunkerby Uwe Rosenberg for 3 to 5 players Contents 94 jewelry cards (14 each of Tongue Bob, Ear Pendant, Gold Tooth, Shoes, Diadem, Monocle, and 10 of…
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Understanding Transducers
15 September 2014
What are transducers? Using transducers is easy enough—but how do they work underneath the hood?
This article explores transducers by ignoring…
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Erowid Alan Watts Vault
from The Essential Alan Watts photographer unknown Erowid Character Vaults Alan Watts Jan 6, 1915 - Nov 16, 1973 Summary Alan Watts began his training in…
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An Interview with Matt Kirby, inventor of Apples to Apples
Several months ago, Matt Kirby, inventor of Apples to Apples, attended our Game Night in Santa Barbara to play test his newly released game, Picaroon. It was…
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Promoting Go: The Guerrilla Go Marketing Toolkit
Are you trying to get more people interested in Go? This guide will help you with tools and strategies to do that.
A good Go promoter needs a good toolkit!
Here…
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'Ducers Wild -- a concise guide to the menagerie
It’s not too long, but, to summarize the summary, if you read Rich Hickey’s 2014 blog post on transducers first, his 2012 post on reducers will be easier to…
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Othelloanian capture in Go variants
In Go and its variants ‘groups’ are captured when they run out of liberties. Groups are defined as ‘connected stones’, which in square variants usually means…
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Clojure and me » The Rules of Transducer Club
First rule: you don’t call a transducer.Second rule: only composition is allowed.Third rule: better stateful than pure.
Here are the rationale behind each…
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The Game of Y: Micro-Reduction, Macro-Reduction, and Everything In-Between | Abstract Games | BoardGameGeek
Nick Reymann (Mingy Jongo) United StatesBarbertonOhio “Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.” Voltaire Crafty Shaman Impersonator I…
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Hippodice Spieleclub e. V.
Ausrichtung des Autorenwettbewerbs The Game Authors’ Competition of Hippodice Spieleclub e. V. is orientated internationally. It is held yearly since 1989.The…
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Coercive Rules
Last Modified: December 7, 2001
Coercive Rules
In the spring of 2001, during an online discussion about certain problems with the game Icehouse, I complained…
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Elegance and Game Design: A Discussion
Elegance And Game Design: A Discussion
In the summer of 2000, we got a cracking good discussion going on the Icehouse mailing list about “elegance” as it…
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haiku
For 3 or more players
To play this game, you need a Yaddy-Yadda Deck as well as pencils and paper for each player.
Overview
Each player will create a haiku…
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The King's Caste | Board Game | BoardGameGeek
The King’s Caste is a modified Tarot deck that was designed to answer this question: What if European Chess were a card game? It is compatible to any Standard…
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A Wonder of Minimalistic Elegance | Trax | BoardGameGeek
when a tile is placed and two tracks of the same colour lead into an empty space, a matching tile must be placed there.
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More Available Boards | *Star | BoardGameGeek
Benedikt Rosenau (Zickzack) GermanyGöttingen In order to play *Star on a regular, more available board, I propose the following variant.The game is played on a…
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About Bushka
Here’s the odd one out in the draughts family - not draughts at all really, more of a related species. Bushka’s way of capture originates in , a game from…
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The Evaluation of Material Imbalances in Chess
The Evaluation of Material Imbalances
by GM Larry Kaufman (reprinted with Larry’s permission) - important update from Larry’s 2012 repertoire book
(first…
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Chess Varieties
This page is part of the mindsports.info website, a collection of information on mindsports in the UK and beyond.
There are many varieties of chess played…
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CONS is your friend
I was watching Guy Steele’s talk subtitled foldl and foldr Considered Slightly Harmful. He ends the talk with the words “Get rid of cons”. Well… I am not ready…
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What holds back abstract strategy games from being more popular? | Abstract Games | BoardGameGeek
Richard Hutnik (docreason) United StatesPoughkeepsieNew York Another part of what matters when it comes to abstract strategy games is maybe to ask what…
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The Awful Reign of the Red Delicious
At the supermarket near his home in central Virginia, Tom Burford likes to loiter by the display of Red Delicious. He waits until he spots a store manager. Then…
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The Netflix Tech Blog: Introducing Chaos Engineering
Chaos Monkey was launched in 2010 with our move to Amazon Web Services, and thus the Netflix Simian Army was born. Our ecosystem has evolved as we’ve introduced…
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Boyhood
Note: I sincerely considered whether or not it was feasible to write this review one paragraph per year for 12 years. I decided maybe somebody else should do…
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Creating Black Vienna Online
In a September, 2005 article for The Games Journal, I stated that “Black Vienna is the finest deduction game in existence” but also that “[it’s] absolutely…
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Monad
MONAD (aka DIE 1. MILLION)
But the great reinvention of the card game came with MONAD. Hell, it’s basically a reinvention of mathematics, too! In MONAD, 1+1=3,…
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Musings about 3M and Sid Sackson | A Gnome's Ponderings | BoardGameGeek
Recommend Lowell Kempf (Gnomekin) United StatesChicagoIllinois One thing that has happened to me since I started becoming involved in board games is that now I…
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PUBLISHED GAMES OF SID SACKSON
PUBLISHED GAMES OF SID SACKSON
(M) with commentary by Nick Sauer and Herb Levy
Maloney’s Inheritance: This game was originally published by Research Games Inc.…
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Dr.Wictz Board Games: Market Mechanic Lecture: Auctions
Unlike the other market mechanisms mentioned thus far, an auction is one of the market mechanics that board game designers properly label. But, just because…
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mrb: Where Does Scope Come From?
After several false starts, I finally sat down and watched the first of Frank Pfenning’s 2012”Proof theory foundations” talks from the University of Oregon…
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Egg Freckles
You’ve probably heard that you need to overwrite a drive multiple times to make the data unrecoverable. Many disk-wiping utilities offer multiple-pass wipes.…
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Review: "Monster Manual" for "Dungeons & Dragons" 5th Edition
While we’ve applied great attention to the new Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition Player’s Handbook, it falls to the Monster Manual to fill in the other half of the…
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Monochromatic Checkers | Shashki | BoardGameGeek
Benedikt Rosenau (Zickzack) GermanyGöttingen The Russian designer and problemist Artamonov came up with a ruleset in which all pieces have the same color. My…
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Applying the mechanism to other games | Symple | BoardGameGeek
Benedikt Rosenau (Zickzack) GermanyGöttingen Symple has been conecived as a multi-move abstract with an inherent balancing mechanism. It turns out that the…
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Zork and Turn
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Chess The King’s security is more important than the King himself.
[HG2C, page 1]
[Silence! A lot of it. Two characters playing…
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Clues for a General Game Design Methodology
Previous Section : Semantic Needs Next Section : Links “Star-scripting across the Universe…”
At this point, I don’t intend to make another script language…
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Clues for a General Game Design Methodology
Previous Section : Scripting the Universe… “To boldly go where everyone has been before!”
To help those who have little time, I gave two starts to linksthat…
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Clues for a General Game Design Methodology
”[…] We should be able to play a side-scrolling shooter on a Game Boy, figure out one cool aspect of it, and apply that idea to the 3D simulation we’re…
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h2g2 - Bezique - The Card Game - Edited Entry
Card Games | All Fives | Auction Pitch | Bezique | Blackjack | Bull/Cheat | Cover-coverCribbage | Egyptian Rat Screw | Euchre | Goofspiel | Hearts | Kalabriasz…
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Om, Clojure/ClojureScript and Event Sourcing - The Limiting Factor
goto CPH is closing in rapidly.
As mentioned previously I am especially looking forward to David Nolen’s talk Putting the Dream Machine to Work.
Om is getting a…
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Influence from draughts in chess in 18th c.
A young Philidor
“(…) il m’est impossible d’avoir assez de complaisance pour épargner mes compatriotes, qui ont donné dans une erreur aussi grande que celle des…
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The Semantics of Software
Written on August 30, 2014 in Val Morin, Québec, Canada
Jeremy Ashkenas shared some counter-current thoughts about Semantic Versioning recently.
You should read…
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Willkommen auf der Homepage von Johannes Schwagereit
Die Texte auf dieser Seite sind zum Teil in englischer Sprache verfasst. Sorry, some of the texts on this homepage are in german language only.
Johannes…
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9 days ago
Game Report: Picket
Date redacted: Nov. 30th, 1995
Redactor: Justin du Coeur
Other players: John de Caversham initially, then Pryder, Eowyn, Alexander Listkeeper, and Mandisa…
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Octi
Octi
Oddly enough, the best new abstract game I found in Essen last year was an American game, called Octi. Inventor Donald Green has tried to design a game…
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Cathedral, The game of the Mediaeval City, a strategy board game for two players
In 1962 Robert (Bob) Moore was a young pilot in the Royal New Zealand Airforce at Wigram Airbase in Christchurch. During training in Harvard Aircraft, Robert…
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Invader - A Program that Plays the Game of Amazons
The Game of Amazons - Invader
Introduction
According to Greek mythology, the Amazons were a race of warrior women within ancient Greek civilization. They…
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ImperialViolet - A shallow survey of formal methods for C code
Two interesting things in formally verified software happened recently. The big one was the release of SeL4 - a formally verified L4 microkernel. The second was…
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On the Unloading a Pair of Magic Boots and Troubles Therein
While killing an ogre for the local Baron for a quick pickup of 100gp, the party offs the ogre’s buddy, a nasty little goblin. This guy was a real jerk. Once he…
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p-cos blog: "Why I like Common Lisp"
Pascal Costanza’s Highly Opinionated Blog. (The views expressed in this blog are my own, and not those of my employer.)
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Piquet: historic card game described by David Parlett
This classic game of relatively great antiquity, though still one of the most skill-rewarding card games for two, is now played only by aficionados and…
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12 days ago
Gin Rummy, history of, outlined by David Parlett
There are many excellent “A moron is apt to play betterthan Einstein” (Damon Runyon) card games for two and a lot of them go back a long way: Pinochle (Bézique)…
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Card Games: History of Poker
This page was contributed by David Parlett, games inventor, consultant and historian and author of many card game books including the Oxford History of Card…
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“Standard” Markdown Controversy
One of the arguments against “Standard Markdown” (now retitled “ Common Markdown ” after some controversy ) would have been obvious from looking at Gruber’s…
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[Haskell-cafe] The Good, the Bad and the GUI
ok at cs.otago.ac.nz ok at cs.otago.ac.nz Tue Aug 12 03:31:04 UTC 2014 > If you declare Person class > in Java, you automatically get a thingy that you can…
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The fundamental problem of programming language package management : Inside 206-105
Existential Pontification and Generalized Abstract Digressions
Why are there so many goddamn package managers? They sprawl across both operating systems (apt,…
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Arimaa is well on its way to becoming a classic. | Arimaa | BoardGameGeek
Arimaa on Amazon.com $34.95 Fritz Juhnke (Fritzlein) United StatesUnspecifiedUnspecified J. Mark Thompson defines four axes on which to evaluate an abstract…
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Just Hack Something Together | LispCast
Eric Normand is a software engineer who lives in New Orleans.
Free and weekly
(learn more)
Summary: Lisp is viewed as difficult and academic but it is a great…
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Designer Diary: Dice Masters (No catchy title, just a basic title that describes what's being talked about) | BoardGameGeek News | BoardGameGeek
Recommend Mike Elliott (Lordnameci) United StatesUnspecifiedWashington Dice Masters started as a bet with Eric M. Lang that we could make a game that would be…
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Why Walking Helps Us Think - The New Yorker
In Vogue’s 1969 Christmas issue, Vladimir Nabokov offered some advice for teaching James Joyce’s “Ulysses”: “Instead of perpetuating the pretentious nonsense of…
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Card Games: What's new?
Pagat.com is updated every few days, though most updates affect only a few pages. Major changes are summarised on this page every few months. For information on…
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Actors, Green Threads and CSP On The JVM - No, You Can't Have A Pony - Boundary
Posted by Cliff Moon on September 3rd, 2014
I really wish people would stop building actor frameworks for the JVM. I know, I’m guilty of having done this myself…
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Dr. Alan Kay on the Meaning of "Object-Oriented Programming"
Dr. Alan Kay explains when “object-oriented” was first used and what it means. [] (Meaning of “Object-Oriented Programming” According to Dr. Alan Kay (meaning…
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CCP Constraint Programming within CLIPS
Constraint Programming within CLIPS Michel Futtersack Jean-Marc Labat CRIP5 Paris Descartes University Paris FRANCE LIP6 Pierre et Marie Curie University Paris…
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CSP and transducers in JavaScript
31 Aug 2014
Learning Clojure has introduced me to some really fascinating ideas. I really believe in the importance of trying new things, so I’ve been playing…
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Cottage Computer Programming
By the time my Apple arrived, I had become a basket
case with my notebooks and pencil. When the machine was hooked up, I
was ready to play all night. I followed…
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Lost Lessons from 8-Bit BASIC
The little language that fueled the home computer revolution has been long buried beneath an avalanche of derision, or at least disregarded as a relic from…
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What sword fighting style is the best? Fencing? Kendo? samurai? - Yahoo Answers
✓Follow publicly ✓Follow privately Unfollow I study JKD and from there i learn that in fencing,they use the longest part of the sword to keep their oponent away…
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Expert Systems
Introduction to Expert Systems Part I — Programming in Expert Systems CLIPS Overview Introduction to CLIPS (PowerPoint) Pattern Matching (PowerPoint) Advanced…
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drools - Pros and cons of Java rules engines - Stack Overflow
What are the pros and cons to adopting the Java rules engines JESS and Drools? Are there any other players?
I understand that Drools is Open Source and JESS is…
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Atomic operations and contention
Last time, we covered the basics of how cache coherency works. Today, let’s talk about some of the primitives necessary to build useful systems on top of a…
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Transducers are fundamental
Transducers are being introduced in the next version of clojure. There are a few posts about them already, but I found the notion of transducers more elegant…
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