Oh, that's a good fix. Makes space warfare more expensive too, which it probably ought to be.

On 2019-02-03 11:38, Timon Walshe-Grey wrote:
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.

I resolve Space Battle 0004 as follows:

Telnaior spent 2 Energy (private communication), so eir Energy decreases from 
20 to 18.
Trigon spent 10 Energy (public announcement), so eir Energy decreases from 20 
to 10.

Therefore:
Telnaior's Spaceship's Armour decreases from 1 to 0 (it is Defeated).
Trigon's Spaceship's Armour decreases from 10 to 8.

Trigon's Spaceship's Armour decreased by more than Telnaior's Spaceship's 
Armour did, and therefore Telnaior is the winner. Sorry Trigon.

I submit the following proposal:

//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Title: Spaaace Loophole #493
Adoption index: 1.0
Author: twg
Co-authors: Telnaior


Amend Rule 2591, "Spaceships", by changing the text "Armour (an
integer switch limited to values from 0 to 10 inclusive)" to "Armour
(an integer switch limited to values less than or equal to 10)" and
by changing the text 'A Spaceship with an Armour of 0 is "Defeated"'
to 'A Spaceship with an Armour of 0 or less is "Defeated"'.

[There are other ways to patch this, but I feel this is more elegant.
  If anybody else prefers a different solution, feel free to propose
  it.]

//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

-violent space warmonger


‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
On Saturday, February 2, 2019 11:04 PM, Reuben Staley <reuben.sta...@gmail.com> 
wrote:

I'm going to post the whole thing anyway because I spent actual time on
it. The entirety of the next paragraph is the aforementioned string.

Once there was a very polygonal fellow named Trigon. Trigon owned a
spaceship, which he loved to ride around in. Even though Trigon had an
alliance with a violent space warmonger named twg, he remained very
peaceful otherwise. One day, Trigon was idling in his spaceship in
Sector 12, far away from most of the contention in the galaxy. Suddenly,
to the starboard side of the ship, Trigon heard the distinctive sound of
a warp drive slowing down. Trigon rushed to the window and saw an
unfamiliar ship obviously waiting to do battle with him. Trigon hailed
the ship and a voice proclaimed from the other side: "Trigon, I am
called Telnaior. I have come back to life. Spaaaaaaaaace shall be mine!"
Trigon didn't feel like he deserved this, as he had just helped Telnaior
in space court. However, Trigon, ever a good sport, obligingly aimed at
Telnaior with all the power he had.

If this doesn't work, I wish to spend 10 energy.

On 2/2/19 3:58 PM, Timon Walshe-Grey wrote:

Oh, uh, I should probably have said this earlier (sorry), but Telnaior's 
already sent me eir value so you can just reveal yours. Or privately message it 
to me. As you wish.
-twg
‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
On Saturday, February 2, 2019 10:44 PM, Reuben Staley reuben.sta...@gmail.com 
wrote:

I wish to spend an amount of energy equal to the amount of times the
word "Trigon" appears in the following MD5-hashed string:
3ead941ba453030eaf88ac41692aa0f2
On 2/2/19 5:14 AM, Telnaior wrote:

I cause my Spaceship to pay 4 energy to move from Sector 16 to Sector
12. I then initiate a Space Battle between my Spaceship and Trigon's
Spaceship in Sector 12, specifying twg as the resolver.
--
Trigon
--

Trigon


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