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September 26, 2005 1:54 PM   Subscribe

RPS-15 (and, if you can handle it, RPS-25) for when traditional "Rock, Paper, Scissors" is just not enough.
posted by Robot Johnny (25 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
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posted by mazola at 1:58 PM on September 26, 2005


My personal favorite: Rock, Paper, Scissors, Spock, Lizard
posted by blue_beetle at 2:10 PM on September 26, 2005


RPS has recently revived itself at my high school. Kids are using it as a 'Bubblegum' type game, playing it out between groups as large as 7 people, or more, to see who has to pay for dinner, go ask for a girls number, etc. I don't know if we could handle 15 though...
posted by daviss at 2:11 PM on September 26, 2005


All this violation of the transitivity of "beats" bothers me a lot.
posted by sonofsamiam at 2:27 PM on September 26, 2005


Someone has too much hands on their time.
posted by soyjoy at 2:34 PM on September 26, 2005


"Kids are using it as a 'Bubblegum' type game, playing it out between groups as large as 7 people, or more, to see who has to pay for dinner, go ask for a girls number, etc."

"You ask for her number."
"No, you ask!"

I fear for the future of the human race if this is the behavior now going on at our high schools.
posted by Plutor at 3:06 PM on September 26, 2005


How the heck does cockroach beat wolf?
posted by oddman at 3:42 PM on September 26, 2005


How the heck does cockroach beat wolf?

Sleeps in fur of wolf.



I'm just repeating here.
posted by linux at 3:55 PM on September 26, 2005


What, no tiger claw?
posted by rafter at 4:03 PM on September 26, 2005


From the spoken outcomes image, cockroach sleeps in fur of wolf. No, I don't know how that beats him either.

Gah.. on preview, is there anything linux can't do?
posted by sysinfo at 4:10 PM on September 26, 2005


O,k that's just ridiculous. As someone who regularly plays rock-paper-scissors (my friends and I are very non-commital about decisions), I can say that some of those hand motions would never be thrown - they're too hard to form quickly (Dragon? Monkey? Wolf?) and they're not sufficiently distinguishable (my friend regularly tries the "paper-thrown-sideways-could-be-scissors" trick).
posted by muddgirl at 4:13 PM on September 26, 2005


I can't make the fire motion with out using my other hand to hold my pinky in place.
posted by MetalDog at 4:40 PM on September 26, 2005


hardcore, man. hardcore.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 4:44 PM on September 26, 2005


What kind of whackass hippy hand jive crap is this? RPS-15? RPS-25?

He makes pretty diagrams though. How'd you come across this one, Robot Johnny? Its cool in its own obsessive way.
posted by fenriq at 5:23 PM on September 26, 2005


soyjoy, lol, great comment! You win. :)
posted by Malor at 5:39 PM on September 26, 2005


I can say that some of those hand motions would never be thrown - they're too hard to form quickly

I disagree. With a little practice it's easy to quickly form elaborate hand gestures (the Blood sign is a good example).
posted by eddydamascene at 5:55 PM on September 26, 2005


fenriq: The ubiquitous waxy linked it the other day (the 24th). Not to say that's where Robot Johnny saw it, but the former is the seed of many a web meme.
posted by Plutor at 6:39 PM on September 26, 2005


soyjoy wins.
posted by googly at 7:48 PM on September 26, 2005


anybody else notice that the dragon looks sorta like the "somebody get this freakin' duck offa me!" atari adventure dragon?
posted by lord_wolf at 8:32 PM on September 26, 2005


That's it-- Rock-Paper-Scissors has finally jumped the shark.
posted by Ironwolf at 10:13 PM on September 26, 2005


じゃん拳!
posted by hototogisu at 10:15 PM on September 26, 2005


I prefer Rock, Paper, Scissors, Sucker Punch to the Throat.

Sucker Punch to the Throat always wins.
posted by Acetylene at 10:31 PM on September 26, 2005


Sub-orbital meteor! (from Pete & Pete)

I disagree with the logic on a lot of these. I've seen many trees' roots crack rocks open.
posted by Eideteker at 11:02 PM on September 26, 2005


I've been looking for websites that cover 划拳 Hua2quan2, the myriad types of Chinese "guessing-fingers" games. I only remember Xishuashua to any level of competence, but there must be a couple hundred more.

Anyone know of any websites that cover these things?
posted by jiawen at 6:46 AM on September 27, 2005


Wikipedia has a surprisingly in-depth article on RPS, noting its Chinese origins, and a link to a page with history and a bunch of variations.
posted by mkultra at 9:25 AM on September 27, 2005


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