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Paul A. Clayton
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re: Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock
Paul A. Clayton   9/27/2012 9:34:36 PM
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For Jane and the Dragon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_and_the_Dragon_(TV_series) ), I guess "parchment, sword, rock" could be extended to "parchment, sword, rock, dragon, wizard": Sword cuts parchment, Parchment covers rock, Rock chokes dragon, Dragon eats wizard, Wizard charms sword, Sword slays dragon, Dragon burns parchment, Parchment confounds wizard, Wizard teleports rock, Rock breaks sword. (For a children's show, killing would probably be problematic, so "chokes" might become "distracts"--the Dragon character is 'young' and easily distracted--, "eats" might become "frightens", and "slays" might become "tickles"--the Dragon character was not vulnerable to ordinary swords.) (I recently mentioned the possibility of this kind of extension to the friend who introduced me to Jane and the Dragon; your blog post gave me the incentive to work out the rules.)

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Max The Magnificent   9/28/2012 3:19:54 PM
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I love the idea of extending this to a kids show -- and I like "tickles" etc. ## "Your blog post gave me the incentive to work out the rules" My job here is done...

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tb1   9/28/2012 9:01:36 PM
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Bar-Rollin, if you want to reduce the killing words, here are some replacements that my kids would likely use: rock bonks dragon dragon sits on wizard sword whacks dragon

Paul A. Clayton
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re: Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock
Paul A. Clayton   9/29/2012 12:27:25 PM
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I like "bonks"; I think I prefer "tickles" over "whacks" and "frightens" might be better than "sits on" (though perhaps [accidentally] "swats" with tail or "knocks down" might be more 'accurate'--the Dragon character is a bit clumsy). I am not certain if I should thank you for forcing me to give the matter further consideration. :-) It seems that someone would have to work out the hand symbol for wizard (the 'lizard' representation would also work for 'dragon').

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antedeluvian   9/30/2012 10:28:54 PM
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You may want to exercise caution with the word "bonk". It can have meanings that may embarrass you when your children use it.

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David Ashton   9/30/2012 11:40:23 PM
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HI Aubrey. Remember how in Zim/SA we used to call the old 5-1/4 inch disks "Floppies" and the more rigid 3-1/2 disks "Stiffies"? When I got to Australia I discovered that "Stiffie" had an entirely different meaning... :-)

antedeluvian
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antedeluvian   10/1/2012 1:42:18 PM
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Funny coincidence- Mary Roach (a popular science writer) has written several books, among them one called "Stiff" and on called "Bonk". The former (which is better in my opinion) is about death and what happens to the body from that point. The latter is about sex (this is an adult forum, right?) and what happens to the body before and after that "point".

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MindTech   10/1/2012 3:01:08 PM
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I love Jane and Dragon! How did I miss their version of RPS?

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MindTech   10/1/2012 3:02:44 PM
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You really want to get an involved game of RPS going try RPS-25 http://www.umop.com/rps25.htm

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David Ashton   10/2/2012 9:12:36 AM
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I'm sure both of them are more interesting than antique storage media!!

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