[MUD-Dev] Re: MURKLE: Wot it is

J C Lawrence claw at under.engr.sgi.com
Tue May 19 12:33:27 New Zealand Standard Time 1998

BTW: A JAVA multiplayer version of Risk can be found at:


Not quite my preferred rule set tho.

On Fri, 15 May 98 19:27:34 MST 
Chris Gray<cg at ami-cg.GraySage.Edmonton.AB.CA> wrote:

> [J C Lawrence:] 

>> Translation It took about 30 minutes for the first TC population
>> explosion to occur.  20 minutes later they all died of starvation.
>> Within a couple days the entire world was knee deep in TC spores.
>> TC's need an effective predator which has its own cyclic population
>> behaviour (needs to be dependant on TC population, but enough
>> out-of-step to prevent steady-states from occuring).

> Sounds similar to the old "sharks and fish" simulation. It was in
> the Mathematical Games section of Scientific American some years
> ago. 

Could be.  I've spent significant time searching the Scientific
American site to no avail (they have one of the worst search features
I've found yet).  

> I recall from playing that a friend and I did that you can tune the
> various parameters to keep things going for quite a long time.

> For those who don't recall it, it was something like this:G


> (I may have some details wrong - its been a while.)

Yes, very similar.  I'd love to dig out that original article.

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