A Contest Idea

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Infiltrator
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I've been kicking around an idea for a contest, and when I told Ephesos about it, he said that I should tell everyone else:

It has the working title of "Worst Tool for the Job", and the goal is to push BoA to its limits and create something of a sort it was never intended to for.

Possible examples of entries could include Pyrulen's work on making a Chess game, or having the party play capture-the-flag against a team of NPCs. The idea is to be as creative as possible, while barely sticking to practicality. I'm curious to know if anyone else would be interested in trying this at some point.

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Law Bringer
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Yeah, I love this idea. I'm also still willing to run the previously-proposed grab bag contest if there's enough interest.

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Guardian
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Well, there's Blades Invaders as well. And I thought of implementing Conway's Game of Life in BoA a while back. Meh, why not? I'm reasonably abreast with my homework...

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Master
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Seems interesting. And besides, it would be a great way of showing new designers what you can do with BoA. I'm all for it, just don't know if I can participate with all the work I already have and TNS lying around.

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Guess I might have to port Hunted! to BoA after all.

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Ummm... I'd be interested, for sure. When were you thinking?? It's just that I'm making great progress with Discord at the moment.

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Isn't Hunt The Wumpus supposed to be an AI testbed, not a game for humans? Actually, I suppose it's at the same level as Minesweeper.

Hey! Minesweeper!

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Infiltrator
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I wasn't necessarily thinking of doing either of these contests very soon, I just wanted make sure we were all thinking about them a little. I'm personally far too busy to get much work done at the moment, anyway.

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quote:
And I thought of implementing Conway's Game of Life in BoA a while back. Meh, why not?
BoA's 'detection' of 'infinite loops', that's why not. Even if you split the outer loop into several segments, put each segment in its own state, and chain them together with set_state_continue, it still complains. Oh well.

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So? Set it to run for a set number of iterations, then stop, and have some user input required to make it run the routine again.

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Do you really want to use an item ten times in a row to see Gosper's Gun move forward one iteration?

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