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by AvalonXQ
Fri Jun 26, 2009 1:01 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create a Card: MTG
Replies: 3761
Views: 411605

Re: Create a Card: MTG

Arthritic Construct 4 Artifact Creature -- Construct 0/0 Modular 4 (Comes into play with four +1/+1 counters. When it is put into a graveyard from play, you may place the number of +1/+1 counters on it onto target artifact creature.) Whenever Arthritic Construct untaps, remove a +1/+1 counter. If yo...
by AvalonXQ
Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create a Card: MTG
Replies: 3761
Views: 411605

Re: Create a Card: MTG

I would love to put this in my coinflip deck.
Chance Encounter FTW!
by AvalonXQ
Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Traveler's Dilemma
Replies: 833
Views: 88546

Re: Traveler's Dilemma

"Restricted to [2,n]" simply means that any option other than those between (and including) 2 and n have been eliminated. It does not imply that every option between 2 and n is definitely valid. In other words, the definition of "restricted" means that, if in fact Q can only pla...
by AvalonXQ
Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Traveler's Dilemma
Replies: 833
Views: 88546

Re: Traveler's Dilemma

How could P know that Q's range is restricted to [2,n] ? This is a step in a reasonning, and Q's range is never actually restricted to [2,n]. It is [2,100] before Q makes his decision, and it's a single strategy when it is done. "Restricted to [2,n]" simply means that any option other tha...
by AvalonXQ
Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Traveler's Dilemma
Replies: 833
Views: 88546

Re: Traveler's Dilemma

If you know that you and your opponent are using the same logic, which two perfectly rational players must then you know given the same information used in decision making they will come up with the same outcome. This is not true. The rational player can only know for certain that the other player ...
by AvalonXQ
Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:40 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Traveler's Dilemma
Replies: 833
Views: 88546

Re: Traveler's Dilemma

fygham, what you're missing is that there is always a single choice that is strictly superior to 100. It would perhaps help if you would point out the specific statement you're disagreeing with or conclusion that you don't think follows, so that I can point out where I think you have the wrong idea....
by AvalonXQ
Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Traveler's Dilemma
Replies: 833
Views: 88546

Re: Traveler's Dilemma

I think part of the problem I have with the [2,2] solution is that it relies on the rational players making their choice without considering their opponent's response... How was the choice made without consideration of the opponent's play? At every step, we begin by evaluating all possible plays fo...
by AvalonXQ
Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Traveler's Dilemma
Replies: 833
Views: 88546

Re: Traveler's Dilemma

I think Goplat's proof would look something like this: Rational players situated identically will use identical strategies. [This statement is false. If there are multiple rational strategies, rational players will not necessarily pick the same one.] P and Q are rational players playing the Traveler...
by AvalonXQ
Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create a Card: MTG
Replies: 3761
Views: 411605

Re: Create a Card: MTG

Big Boss 2RRR Creature - Orc Warrior Firststrike, Haste Other orcs get +1/+1 and can block creatures with power 2 or greater. 5/3 A brave leader can inspire even the most cowardly to fight. ... I'm pretty sure that, under current magic rules, that "can block" ability wouldn't do anything....
by AvalonXQ
Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:50 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Traveler's Dilemma
Replies: 833
Views: 88546

Re: Traveler's Dilemma

Goplat wrote:
quintopia wrote:Alright, don't argue with me then. Argue with AvalonXQ's very nice inductive proof.
Not possible; it's correct. It proves that rational players will play 2. (You can also prove that rational players will play 100.)


Then prove it. You haven't.
by AvalonXQ
Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 1000 Blank White Posts
Replies: 383
Views: 23725

Re: 1000 Blank White Posts

by AvalonXQ
Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Traveler's Dilemma
Replies: 833
Views: 88546

Re: Traveler's Dilemma

Chen wrote:How is it justified then that those previous suboptimal numbers are never re-considered?


Those numbers are, in fact, reconsidered in every step of the proof I gave.
by AvalonXQ
Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create a Card: MTG
Replies: 3761
Views: 411605

Re: Create a Card: MTG

Solid Snake 1RR Creature -- Snake Elemental Poisonous 2 Sacrifice Solid Snake, a creature named Liquid Snake, and a creature named Gaseous Snake: search your library for a creature named Triple Point Snakes and put it into play. 1/5 The venom that courses from a serpent of stone burns with a sensati...
by AvalonXQ
Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Complete the sequence!
Replies: 8
Views: 2121

Re: Complete the sequence!

Agreed, "the numbers in the summary of the first Google search result for the provided sequence" doesn't strike me as an obvious sequence. And, fortunately, is not the answer. Look at the results more closely - the sequence is the number of chapters in each book of the Bible. Specifically...
by AvalonXQ
Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Traveler's Dilemma
Replies: 833
Views: 88546

Re: Traveler's Dilemma

AvalonXQ, it would help me to know how your detailed argument would end in a slightly different problem (I mean, the rules are slightly different. The problem itself may lead to totally different conclusions). The only difference would be that in the particular case where both players play 2, they ...
by AvalonXQ
Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Traveler's Dilemma
Replies: 833
Views: 88546

Re: Traveler's Dilemma

This leads to the issue, that is somewhat similar to the one Ender brought up. Why does 100 remain suboptimal, once 99 is eliminated? 100 is always suboptimal, for every listed range. If the opponent chooses 98, choosing 98 gives 2 dollars more than choosing 100. If the opponent chooses any number ...
by AvalonXQ
Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:14 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Traveler's Dilemma
Replies: 833
Views: 88546

Re: Traveler's Dilemma

Since Ender is gone, and Goplat appears to have taken over the argument... Goplat, would you be so kind as to address this argument from before? Which statement below is not properly proven, or is otherwise incorrect? A rational player is one that is guaranteed to never make a suboptimal move. A mov...
by AvalonXQ
Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Complete the sequence!
Replies: 8
Views: 2121

Complete the sequence!

New sequence puzzle to complete... 50, 40, 27, 36, 34, 24, 21, 4... I don't know if this will be very easy or rather difficult. Hints below. If you do know the answer, simpy reproduce the sequence, adding another 3 terms to what has been revealed so far. That way, other people have more to work from...
by AvalonXQ
Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Traveler's Dilemma
Replies: 833
Views: 88546

Re: Traveler's Dilemma

Ender will argue that moving 100 being suboptimal is because 99 exists, and once you have determined that 99 is suboptimal, 100 now ceases to be suboptimal. I'm not sure I follow. The argument is that 100 is not suboptimal over the range of [2,98]? It might help if to note that there's two separate...
by AvalonXQ
Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I'm thinking of trying out Burning Wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 2539

Re: I'm thinking of trying out Burning Wheel

Thanks for the advice. One question that's already came up. One of my players' immediate thought on joining the game was to play a tribal warrior (from a traditional "Conan barbarian" style culture). It seems a reasonable thing to want (coming from my D&D background at least), but all ...
by AvalonXQ
Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create a Card: MTG
Replies: 3761
Views: 411605

Re: Create a Card: MTG

Gorillaz Battlesong 3RR Enchantment Cumulative upkeep: Put a Trip counter on a creature you control. Whenever you pay the cumulative upkeep cost of Gorillaz Battlesong, for each Trip counter on a creature, it gains one of these abilities of your choice until end of turn: Deathtouch, Exalted, First S...
by AvalonXQ
Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Traveler's Dilemma
Replies: 833
Views: 88546

Re: Traveler's Dilemma

Please point out the incomplete or incorrect logic step below, if there are any. If you dislike my definitions, that works too. A rational player is one that is guaranteed to never make a suboptimal move. A move is suboptimal if, over the range of moves that the opponent could make, making the subop...
by AvalonXQ
Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create a Card: MTG
Replies: 3761
Views: 411605

Re: Create a Card: MTG

Equipment needs to have the artifact subtype "equipment", the ability to be equipped to a creature, and usually some ability relevant to the equiped creature. It's almost identical to creature enchantments (which now have subtype "aura"). Okay, how about this? My Robe 0 Artifact ...
by AvalonXQ
Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create a Card: MTG
Replies: 3761
Views: 411605

Re: Create a Card: MTG

I'd appreciate it if somebody could make a My Robe card that's actually an Equipment.
by AvalonXQ
Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I'm thinking of trying out Burning Wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 2539

Re: I'm thinking of trying out Burning Wheel

Burning wheel character generation session tomorrow. Will discuss later.
by AvalonXQ
Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Forum stats game
Replies: 233
Views: 16100

Re: Forum stats game

Brmbl-scrmbl.
by AvalonXQ
Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create a Card: MTG
Replies: 3761
Views: 411605

Re: Create a Card: MTG

Wizzard Hat 2 Artiffact -- Equippment Equipped creatture has, "T, Revveal a nonland card from your hand: You may cast a coppy of the revvealed card for its manna cost." If equipped creatture is also equipped by a permmannent named My Robe, it has, "T: Remmove targget creatture from th...
by AvalonXQ
Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Forum stats game
Replies: 233
Views: 16100

Re: Forum stats game

.ea;r
by AvalonXQ
Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Absent-Minded Miner
Replies: 38
Views: 4856

Re: The Absent-Minded Miner

Is there any way to PROVE that we can't do it with only one flag and limited/no spatial data? Again, I feel like there should be some really clever method that we may be missing thus far.
by AvalonXQ
Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Perfect square enigma
Replies: 1
Views: 1299

Re: Perfect square enigma

Solution: The three numbers we're looking for are 26244, 42436, and 43264. To arrive at these numbers, begin by looking at which combinations of four digits are possible. We need four unique digits that add up to 15; only six such sets exist: 1, 2, 3, 9 1, 2, 4, 8 1, 2, 5, 7 1, 3, 4, 7 1, 3, 5, ...
by AvalonXQ
Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: ITT: We make lame threads.
Replies: 1851
Views: 164773

Re: ITT: We make lame threats.

The next time I complement you, I shall add equivocal language (such as "probably" or "maybe"), thus leaving the truth of the statement somewhat in doubt in your mind!
by AvalonXQ
Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Would you Rather
Replies: 282
Views: 17507

Re: Would you Rather

Lose internet, no contest. Lack of internet access might actually make me a more productive human being. Would you rather have the inherent ability to instantaneously teleport to any location you can picture clearly in your mind, or the inherent ability to levitate yourself and fly at moderate-to-hi...
by AvalonXQ
Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: FFF - Fighting Fictional Factions
Replies: 24
Views: 2577

Re: FFF - Fighting Fictional Factions

1:Rock Lee has no chakra, just Taijutsu. The taijutsu techniques Guy teaches Lee center around the Strong Fist style of combat. Part of this style involves the eight chakra gates, limits on the body's ability to use chakra, a form of energy which allows ninja to perform supernatural feats. Opening ...
by AvalonXQ
Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: FFF - Fighting Fictional Factions
Replies: 24
Views: 2577

Re: FFF - Fighting Fictional Factions

Without his chakra abilities, I assume?

And... what exactly is Major Might from?

EDIT: Found it! The novel Hero by Perry Moore.
by AvalonXQ
Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Would you Rather
Replies: 282
Views: 17507

Re: Would you Rather

Definitely everyone else. If I have to choose, I'm going to choose the set of people that I, almost by definition, care less about. Would you rather have the inherent ability to instantaneously teleport to any location you can picture clearly in your mind, or the inherent ability to levitate yoursel...
by AvalonXQ
Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: FFF - Fighting Fictional Factions
Replies: 24
Views: 2577

Re: FFF - Fighting Fictional Factions

Sorry. I cannot IMAGINE that anything like the Deathnote would be allowed in a "no superpower" match. If we're allowed to have characters with superpowers (even superpowers that are "really more like a weapon"), I think every other one of us will be changing his/her choices. For ...
by AvalonXQ
Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3692
Views: 636385

Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

Cobra Commander
by AvalonXQ
Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: FFF - Fighting Fictional Factions
Replies: 24
Views: 2577

Re: FFF - Fighting Fictional Factions

Light Yagamaki (Deathnote) I think that will cover my team. What's so amazing about Light that he can defeat any other four fictional characters hands down? Just wondering; I've never read/watched the series myself. He writes their name in a Deathnote (Notepad like object), and he can make them die...
by AvalonXQ
Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: FFF - Fighting Fictional Factions
Replies: 24
Views: 2577

Re: FFF - Fighting Fictional Factions

Box Boy wrote:Light Yagamaki (Deathnote)
I think that will cover my team.


What's so amazing about Light that he can defeat any other four fictional characters hands down?
Just wondering; I've never read/watched the series myself.
by AvalonXQ
Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Absent-Minded Miner
Replies: 38
Views: 4856

Re: The Absent-Minded Miner

I'm still trying to determine if theres a way to do this that doesn't depend on some trick of 3D orienting. Consider if this is a computer game. You enter a room, and the information you're given is: Shaft A (shaft you came from) Shaft B (leads to the surface) Shaft C This is the extent of the infor...

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