Wow, I had no idea I had neglected to post a link to the rules.
Thanks, Vlad. I hope you enjoy the game.

Ron

On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 4:13 AM, Vlad Tanasescu <vla...@gmail.com> wrote:
> No opinion yet (it is in my to read list) but I find the idea
> fascinating and wanted to post the actual link to the game rules:
>
> http://ludism.org/tinfoil/MultiVerses
>
> Regards
> Vlad
>
> On Apr 5, 10:58 pm, Ron Hale-Evans <r...@ludism.org> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Over the weekend, I posted the rules to a word game (stay with me
>> here) that I have been working on for a couple of years, called
>> MultiVerses. While nowhere near a *simulation* game, the *theme* is
>> multiversal cosmology as espoused by various sources such as Russell
>> Standish's book The Theory of Nothing, Greg Egan's book Permutation
>> City, and this list.
>>
>> Players compete to create high-scoring multiverses, which are
>> collections of words that score by having high Kolmogorov complexity
>> -- which is represented by the number of laws or rules each universe,
>> or line of words, in that multiverse implements -- and high measure,
>> represented by the number of functionally-identical universes in a
>> given multiverse.
>>
>> Terms like "Kolmogorov complexity" and "measure" are not mentioned in
>> the rules, and you can play MultiVerses without knowing anything about
>> them, but they were in my mind throughout the game design process.
>> Again, this game is not a simulation, so for example, "measure" is not
>> complex, but a small integer. However, I hope the game is fun and will
>> also introduce people to this kind of cosmology.
>>
>> I am extremely interested to hear what people on everything-list make
>> of this, whether you have enjoyed playing the game or just reading the
>> rules, or if you have some feedback on ways the game can be improved.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Ron H-E
>>
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>>  The proteiform graph itself is a polyhedron of scripture. (Finnegans
>> Wake 107:08)
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