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  • qntm

    This is the only timeline.

    3 days, 7 hours ago

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  • qntm

    OH: "case-sensitive UUIDs"

    4 days, 20 hours ago

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    @ireneista @ben0x539 OR IS IT

    5 days ago

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    Kirby Tilt 'N' Tumble using a GameCube controller. No, not that kind of GameCube controller

    5 days ago

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    But what if this story is also fake news??

    5 days ago

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    Maybe create two large "disconnected" regions of unthreatened space, then gradually close the one with the trapped dwarf?

    7 days, 19 hours ago

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    The problem is more complex for dynamic, mobile arrangements of trolls instead of static collections. Herding-based solutions?

    7 days, 19 hours ago

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    Since the rules say BOTH players must concede that no further captures are possible, this is a practical technique with as few as one troll

    7 days, 19 hours ago

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  • qntm

    I still think I could have got 'em, if I forced my opponent to keep playing for another few hours

    7 days, 19 hours ago

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  • qntm

    In a recent game I conceded I wasn't likely to capture the last dwarf with only seven trolls...

    7 days, 19 hours ago

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    I feel as if I'm missing something obvious but I've given a few hours to this and I don't think it's happening tonight.

    7 days, 19 hours ago

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  • qntm

    Anyway, here's one of several solutions I found using nine trolls. You can see why I think there's a solution for e…

    7 days, 19 hours ago

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    The fact that a troll, too, must be moved may complicate the actual procedure of assembling this trap.

    7 days, 19 hours ago

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    Or, better yet, to threaten the entire board except for a network of squares, no two of which are connected by a dwarf's move.

    7 days, 19 hours ago

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    Since the lone dwarf *must* move, it suffices to threaten the whole board except for one square...

    7 days, 19 hours ago

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    Note that it isn't necessary to for the trolls threaten the *entire* board (which I don't think is possible even with nine of them)...

    7 days, 19 hours ago

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    (Of course, in the "real" game, bunching together is more useful than in this problem.)

    7 days, 19 hours ago

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  • qntm

    ...except for a L-shaped arrangement of three, which threatens a region not possible with any three separate trolls.

    7 days, 19 hours ago

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    I've found that placing trolls adjacent to one another doesn't generally allow them to threaten more territory than spreading them apart...

    7 days, 19 hours ago

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    ...which rules out the obvious solution with nine trolls arranged in a square grid pattern, five spaces apart, one at the centre

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