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

jacob langthorn jlangthorn at towertechinc.com
Wed May 20 13:40:06 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
	>> explosion to occur.  20 minutes later they all died of
	>> Within a couple days the entire world was knee deep in TC
	>> TC's need an effective predator which has its own cyclic
	>> 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
	> the Mathematical Games section of Scientific American some
	> ago. 

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

You can download a simulation program based on it at

Jacob Langthorn
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Jlangthorn at toertechinc.com


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