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Land of Lisp

Cover of Land of Lisp by Conrad Barski M.D. Published by No Starch Press

Improving the Dice of Doom Reinforcement Rules

Until now, the number of reinforcements at the end of a player’s turn always equals the number of captured opponent dice, minus one. This reinforcement rule guaranteed that the total number of dice in a game always decreases, so that the game was certain to eventually terminate, and the game tree was always finite in size.

However, since version 2, our game tree has been a lazy tree, so it is perfectly fine if the tree is infinite. Remember that one of the main benefits of lazy evaluation is that you can have data structures that are infinite in size.

Therefore, we are now going to adjust our reinforcement rules to make our game strategically more interesting.

According to our new rules, the number of ...

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