Sunday, February 20, 2022

Call for Judgment: Rounds are not games

Timed out and failed, 1-4. Josh

Adminned at 22 Feb 2022 09:34:38 UTC

Uphold the cell C3 as being empty as of Sun 20/02/22, 09:05:05 and that any moves on the grid which were in in violation of the rules around daily actions (due to them being performed within the same game, even if a new round began) as having ben illegally performed

The rules are pretty clearly use the words “game” and “rounds” differently.

- For any ongoing game of Tic Tac Toe, as a Daily Action, a Player can make one move. A valid move consists of adding your symbol to exactly one cell that contains no other symbols (removing ‘_’ if it is in that cell).

-  When a Player forms an unbroken vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row of three or more of their symbol anywhere on the board, the round ends, and the player that formed a complete row gains 1 point. If it is impossible for any player to make a valid move, the round ends and nobody gains a point.

- Once a round ends, any player may Reset the board by performing the following atomic action:

- Start a new round

Daily actions apply to games, not rounds, and there is nothing to indicate a new game began.


Josh: he/they

20-02-2022 09:13:41 UTC

against Round and Game are clearly being used as synonyms here; if that’s not the case then there has been no game of tic tac toe yet, as the ruleset doesn’t define what a round is and whether one can exist

Clucky: he/him

20-02-2022 09:23:22 UTC

I don’t think they are “clearly used as synonyms”. I also don’t think the rules need to define what a round is. All we care is that it can end.


20-02-2022 22:43:51 UTC

against I would use round and game in the same way in this context, so I accept them as synonyms of common usage.

Clucky: he/him

21-02-2022 00:10:10 UTC

When has blognomic allowed “well the words are synonyms so its okay” in the past?

wdtefv: hu/hum

21-02-2022 00:54:06 UTC

imperial Me not follow what happen ruh roh

Raven1207: he/they

21-02-2022 05:55:52 UTC


Brendan: he/him

21-02-2022 16:20:28 UTC