Comments on Burbuja

# 10 Comments. # Hurray! Do we know which Competition "Episodes" Burbuja will likely be entered in? https://www.ludism.org/ppwiki/Iron_Piecepack_Designer_Playtest_Page

-- TrevorLDavis 2020-12-15 21:53 UTC


I think it would be a bit more clearer in the rules to rephrase "After this action, the used pawn and coin will both be discarded" to something like "After this action, discard both the chosen coin and the corresponding pawn of its suit".

-- TrevorLDavis 2020-12-15 22:04 UTC


Forgot to say. Burbuja goes in Episode 3, and Antonio is sending another game called Tapas for Episode 1.

-- RonHaleEvans 2020-12-15 23:29 UTC


I must have forgotten (or been too ashamed) to send Ron all corrected versions of the rules (I am already at version 4). No rule changes, all rephrasing. I will send them to him now... is everything clear otherwise?

-- Ottia 2020-12-18 16:19 UTC


I wish there were a diagram of what the 7x7 bubble looks like. I counted it out in my head, and it was as I expected, but it would be nice for players not to have to do that.

-- RonHaleEvans 2020-12-18 16:54 UTC


Come to think of it, an image of the initial setup would be nice too, even though it's a standard-shaped board.

-- RonHaleEvans 2020-12-18 16:55 UTC


Unfortunately I don't have the expertise to make these diagrams quickly...

In true troglodyte style I will use[T] for "tile" and [.] for "gap":

SETUP:

[T][T][T][T][T]

[T][T][T][T][T]

[T][T][.][T][T]

[T][T][T][T][T]

[T][T][T][T][T]

FULLY BLOWN UP:

[T][T][T][T][T][T][T]

[T][.][.][.][.][.][T]

[T][.][.][.][.][.][T]

[T][.][.][.][.][.][T]

[T][.][.][.][.][.][T]

[T][.][.][.][.][.][T]

[T][T][T][T][T][T][T]

-- Ottia 2020-12-18 17:14 UTC


OK, the diagrams look good. (I'm not a judge for this competition, but I wouldn't hold plain text diagrams against you.) What I meant was that you should put these diagrams in the rules. :) Also, please put your illustrations in a monospace font, so the "spaces" are the same width as the "tiles".

-- RonHaleEvans 2020-12-18 17:43 UTC


In my infant-at-home-sleep-deprived state I couldn't even visualize the 7x7 end state in my head and manually drew a picture to verify that it was possible (it of course is possible :-).

If you wish feel free to use the 5x5 starting diagram in the IceFloe article as well as this 7x7 diagram I quickly cooked up with piecepackr

library("piecepackr")
df <- ppgames::df_tula(seed=42)
df$x <- c(rep(seq(1, by=2, length.out=7), 2), rep(c(1, 13), each=5))
df$y <- c(rep(c(1, 13), each=7), rep(seq(3, by=2, length.out=5), 2))
df$piece_side <- "tile_face"
envir <- game_systems("dejavu")
png("burbuja_end.png", width=14.5, height=14.5, units="in", res=72)
pmap_piece(df, default.units="in", envir=envir, trans=op_transform, op_scale=0.5)
dev.off()

https://trevorldavis.com/share/piecepack/burbuja_end.png

Or if you prefer plaintext diagrams let me know :-)

ppgames::cat_piece(df)
┌───┬───┬───┬───┬───┬───┬───┐
│♛  │⸸  │♛  │⸸  │☀  │♛  │☾  │
│ 3 │ a │ a │ 4 │ 2 │ 5 │ 3 │
│   │   │   │   │   │   │   │
├───┼───┴───┴───┴───┴───┼───┤
│☾  │                   │☀  │
│ 5 │                   │ 3 │
│   │                   │   │
├───┤                   ├───┤
│♛  │                   │♛  │
│ n │                   │ 2 │
│   │                   │   │
├───┤                   ├───┤
│♛  │                   │⸸  │
│ 4 │                   │ 2 │
│   │                   │   │
├───┤                   ├───┤
│☾  │                   │⸸  │
│ n │                   │ 3 │
│   │                   │   │
├───┤                   ├───┤
│☀  │                   │☾  │
│ 5 │                   │ a │
│   │                   │   │
├───┼───┬───┬───┬───┬───┼───┤
│☀  │☀  │☀  │☾  │⸸  │☾  │⸸  │
│ 4 │ a │ n │ 2 │ n │ 4 │ 5 │
│   │   │   │   │   │   │   │
└───┴───┴───┴───┴───┴───┴───┘

> is everything clear otherwise?

That sentence was the only one I needed to read a couple times to understand what you meant. You may also want (if you haven't already) replace the earlier reference to a "used coin" with "chosen coin" but that was less confusing than "used pawn" when such a pawn hadn't actually been mentioned previously.

-- TrevorLDavis 2020-12-18 19:07 UTC


Thank you so much, Trevor! I have sent Ron a new version of the rules including your diagrams.

-- Ottia 2020-12-19 00:06 UTC


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