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October 12, 2005 5:38 PM   Subscribe

Rock paper scissors.
posted by Tlogmer (27 comments total)

 
What's this wikipedia thing?
posted by 517 at 5:40 PM on October 12, 2005


Rock beats everything.
posted by sdrawkcab at 5:42 PM on October 12, 2005


"Yep, good ol' rock."
posted by id at 5:45 PM on October 12, 2005




Paper Denim & Cloth
posted by matteo at 5:47 PM on October 12, 2005


RPS-15

RPS-25
posted by aerify at 5:49 PM on October 12, 2005


What would you throw if you were playing for 17.8 million dollars??
posted by derangedlarid at 6:01 PM on October 12, 2005


Earnest Sewn?

I am so lost.
posted by kcm at 6:10 PM on October 12, 2005


Roe-Sham-Bo you for it! I go first...
posted by Balisong at 6:13 PM on October 12, 2005


I don't feel like searching right now, but I'd be really surprised if World RPS hasn't been posted here before.
posted by Miko at 6:16 PM on October 12, 2005


Yeah. Here it is. Note the second comment.
posted by Miko at 6:22 PM on October 12, 2005


I once wound up in Philidephia (from jacksonville) with $200 scalped tickets watching the second to last Phish show ever because I lost the most epic game of PRS ever played... we're talking like eight ties in a row type nonsense. And it was played over the phone with a moderator.
posted by trinarian at 6:24 PM on October 12, 2005


I was playing a bit of this earlier today. It was awesome!
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 6:45 PM on October 12, 2005


Human rock-paper-scissors championships are stupid. But computer ones are non-trivial and awesome exercises in game theory. From the page: "not all the players are optimal. This changes everything. To win a tournament where some players are known to be sub-optimal, it is absolutely essential to try to detect patterns and tendencies in the play of the opponent, and then employ an appropriate counter-strategy. A match consists of several turns, and this changes the nature of the game, as was seen in the famous Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma problem." One of the best bots, Iocaine Powder, has fully documented source code that is a blast to read.

Never get in a land war in Asia, and never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!
posted by painquale at 6:56 PM on October 12, 2005


I always win with the business man (three papers in a row)
posted by furtive at 7:07 PM on October 12, 2005


Maisonneuve Magazine coverage of the Northeastern US Rock Paper Scissors championship. [subscribe for free to read the full article]
posted by furtive at 7:12 PM on October 12, 2005


I'm an avalance kinda guy.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 7:12 PM on October 12, 2005


(I'm not going to correct the spelling of avalanche, just 'cause)
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 7:12 PM on October 12, 2005


(I'm not going to correct the spelling of avalanche, just 'cause)

Paralipsis!
posted by painquale at 7:19 PM on October 12, 2005


Paralipsis!

I won't tell you how unspeakably happy this makes me.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 7:42 PM on October 12, 2005


Just because: RPS World Championships 2003.
posted by gleuschk at 8:28 PM on October 12, 2005


Human rock-paper-scissors championships are stupid.

I must disagree, mostly because I made $100 in one after paying $3 to enter. It was awesome. I had drinks, laughed, and kicked some serious ass.

(No, I'm not mentioned in that article... I'm not that weird.)
posted by dsword at 8:29 PM on October 12, 2005


The first game I ever played was Alex Kidd in Miracle World for the Sega Master System. At the end of each level you had to beat the "boss" at RPS.

Worst idea EVER.
posted by danb at 8:46 PM on October 12, 2005


First video game. Of course.
posted by danb at 8:46 PM on October 12, 2005


Paralipsis!
Not to mention preterition.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:13 PM on October 12, 2005


every so often I play the RPS guy over at eyezmaze which I found through a mefi link to grow v1 ages ago. (the rps is in the right hand lower corner)
posted by nile_red at 9:48 PM on October 12, 2005


Yeah, I remember Alex Kidd in Miracle World. It taught me how to say Rock-Paper-Scissors in Japanese. It wasn't very accurate to real RPS, insofar as you could see your opponent's next move in a thought bubble floating over his head. I don't think I need to mention how easy that made the game.
posted by painquale at 1:23 AM on October 13, 2005


...Scissors!
posted by elemenopee at 5:11 AM on October 13, 2005


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