|Here is another Spirographically supra-dimensional web of hand gestures. And this time out, I skipped RPS-13 and went
straight for FIFTEEN gestures.
SO by now you may notice the puzzle layout isn't changing; I'm just inserting new symbols into the already established one (allowing the existing RPS-7, 9, and 11 games to still work within RPS-15). This is because I absolutely refuse to rethink a whole new system, one which currently could contain a Trump-humping number of
So what's new this time out? For the grid, I colored the arrows more painstakingly than in the other variants, in order to more easily trace a superior gesture. And for new gestures we've got LIGHTNING, a SNAKE, a DRAGON, and ...a TREE?!
As usual, I had to sacrifice logic a few times when faced with certain odd relationships during the design phase, such as TREE-(???)-DEVIL. How the heck can a TREE beat a DEVIL? And how would *anything* beat a DRAGON, for that matter? Read on...here's how you say all 105 outcomes of RPS-15:ROCK POUNDS OUT FIRE, CRUSHES SCISSORS, SNAKE, HUMAN, WOLF, SPONGE, BLOCKS (GROWTH OF) TREE.
FIRE MELTS SCISSORS, BURNS PAPER, SNAKE, HUMAN, TREE, WOLF & SPONGE.
SCISSORS SWISH THROUGH AIR, CARVE TREE, CUT PAPER, SNAKE, HUMAN, WOLF & SPONGE.
SNAKE BITES HUMAN & WOLF, SWALLOWS SPONGE, NESTS IN TREE & PAPER, BREATHES AIR, DRINKS WATER.
HUMAN PLANTS TREE, TAMES WOLF, CLEANS WITH SPONGE, WRITES PAPER, BREATHES AIR, DRINKS WATER, SLAYS DRAGON.
TREE SHELTERS WOLF & DRAGON, OUTLIVES SPONGE, BECOMES PAPER, PRODUCES AIR, DRINKS WATER, IMPRISONS DEVIL.
WOLF CHEWS UP SPONGE, & PAPER, BREATHES AIR, DRINKS WATER, OUTRUNS DRAGON & LIGHTNING, BITES DEVIL's HEINY.
SPONGE SOAKS PAPER, USES AIR POCKETS, ABSORBS WATER, CLEANSES DEVIL & DRAGON, CLEANS GUN, CONDUCTS LIGHTNING.
PAPER FANS AIR, COVERS ROCK, FLOATS ON WATER, REBUKES DEVIL & DRAGON, OUTLAWS GUN, DEFINES LIGHTNING.
AIR BLOWS OUT FIRE, ERODES ROCK, EVAPORATES WATER, CHOKES DEVIL, TARNISHES GUN, FREEZES DRAGON, CREATES LIGHTNING.
WATER DROWNS DEVIL & DRAGON, ERODES ROCK, PUTS OUT FIRE, RUSTS SCISSORS & GUN, CONDUCTS LIGHTNING.
DRAGON COMMANDS DEVIL, BREATHES LIGHTNING & FIRE, RESTS ON ROCK, IMMUNE TO SCISSORS & GUN, SPAWNS SNAKE.
DEVIL HURLS ROCK, BREATHS FIRE, IMMUNE TO SCISSORS & GUN, CASTS LIGHTNING, EATS SNAKES, POSSESSES HUMAN.
LIGHTNING MELTS GUN & SCISSORS, SPLITS ROCK & TREE, STARTS FIRE, STRIKES SNAKE & HUMAN.
GUN TARGETS ROCK & TREE, FIRES, OUTCLASSES SCISSORS, SHOOTS SNAKE, HUMAN & WOLF.
Each gesture beats out seven others, and is beaten by the remaining seven.
...AND FINALLY, THE REAL MADNESS.
Copyright � 2005 David C. Lovelace