[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
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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