Monday, April 10, 2006

Proposal: The Codex

Passes 6-0, timed out. Enacted by Angry Grasshopper. On second thought, given the possible length of the plaintext, cryptanalysis may be easier than you think.

Adminned at 11 Apr 2006 19:31:30 UTC

Add a rule titled “The Codex”:

Some rules may be Encrypted for the duration of this game. Any such Encrypted rule is to be listed as ciphertext as a separate clause at the end of this rule. Any game action taken under an Encrypted rule must be accompanied by a post to the front page stating that an Encrypted rule was used, although neither the Encrypted rule or the plaintext itself need be cited. The Abbot is responsible for policing the legality of such plays, and any Monk making a play by an Encrypted rule is strongly advised to contact the Abbot to inform em of the play.

For the purposes of adding, editing, or removing ciphertext, the Abbot may alter this rule at any time, provided that e gives notice on the front page that an alteration has been made.

Any encryption that we use should be breakable by hand—that is, I don’t intend that we use 256-bit AES on any of these. Different ciphers are certainly possible—some should be easy, while others may be quite fiendish. As I am responsible for policing any such plays, if anybody wants to add an Encrypted rule by proposal, better e-mail me the cipher first.

Comments

ChronosPhaenon:

04-10-2006 16:51:44 UTC

for

Psalms 119:11
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

Purplebeard:

04-10-2006 19:28:06 UTC

for  for  for  for  for

The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.
-Deuteronomy 29:29

Elias IX:

04-10-2006 23:25:30 UTC

for

All darkness shall be hid in his secret places: a fire not blown shall consume him; it shall go ill with him that is left in his tabernacle. (Job 20:26)

Bucky:

04-11-2006 02:51:36 UTC

for

Cavaliere Pugrins:

04-12-2006 02:15:01 UTC

against

grrrr grrrr grrrr

Cavaliere Pugrins:

04-12-2006 02:16:09 UTC

(sigh)

for

Angry Grasshopper:

04-12-2006 02:17:01 UTC

Feeling confused, Brother Pugrins? ;)

XOBMD LEAXO DMAOX.