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This game is over. AdamMcD has correctly guessed the Buddha nature!

AdamMcD wrote:

A Koan has the Buddha-nature if and only if...
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... the 'center' emoticon(s) are different from the emoticon(s) on the ends.

(For the string "ABC", 'B' is the center, for the string "ABCD", both 'B' and 'C' make up the center. Also, as you pointed out to coolpapa, for a length one koan, its lone emoticon counts as both ends [and the center!])


Thanks to AdamMcD for Game 115!

To see a list of all the games, click here.

See also the Emoticon Zendo Wiki. (Everyone is encouraged to keep the wiki page up to date, especially those who master or win a game.)!

Consider the Spock rule.

Emoticon Zendo Rules:
-All BGG users start with exactly one guessing token.
-There is no "Mondo" -- there is only "Master" and guessing
-There are no turns, but no one user may do "master" (asking about a koan) two consecutive times (i.e. he must wait for another player to do "master" in between). A user may "guess" the rule twice consecutively only if there was a "master" from another user, and at least an hour has passed since the first guess. A user may do a "master" and then make a guess consecutively.
-Your first guess is free. Additional guesses cost 1 GeekGold. The GG should be submitted as a tip to this thread. The student with the first correct guess (the winner) will win all the GG as a prize.
-Please thumb the main thread if you participate.
-"Buddha" is not spelled "Buddah".

Emoticon Zendo Conventions:
-Koans are built from a single line of emoticons. No letters/numbers/etc.
-The 2nd emoticon from the left is in 'position #2', etc.
-I will use thumbsup and thumbsdown to answer each "master", so please don't use these emoticons in your Koan.

Here is an example of a Koan of length 4 which has a smiley face in position #3:
colonistbluetrainbluetaj:
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Koans which do have the Buddha nature: ( thumbsup )
aristocratpepperredtraincoffee (starting koan)
coffeearistocratredtrainpepper
surpriseblushsnorecry
aristocrataristocratpepperpepperredtrainredtraincoffeecoffee
coffeearistocratredtrain
cinnamon6yellowtrainrobot
indigoindigomeeplemeeple
coffeepeppercoffee (counter example)
indigoindigo
indigomeeple
5db
aristocrataristocratindigoindigomeeplemeeple
indigoindigomeeple
indigoindigosugar
indigoindigoindigo
coffeecoffeeindigocoffeecoffee
indigo

Koans which do not have the Buddha nature: ( thumbsdown )
indigoindigo (starting koan)
arrrharrrharrrh
aristocrataristocratindigoindigo
redtraincoffeeredtraincoffee
coffeearistocrat
aristocrat
coffeetobaccocoffeeindigocoffee (counter example)
coffeecoffeeindigocoffee
pepperpepper
indigoindigoindigo
ThisblankKoanblankhasntblanktheblankBuddhablanknature
indigoindigo
indigo

indigoindigoindigoindigoindigo
indigoindigosugar
peppercoffeecoffee

Incorrect guesses
jeffwolfe wrote:
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A koan has the Buddha nature if and only if it contains at least three different emoticons.



Tanwo wrote:
Master, my guess is
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A koan has the Buddha nature if the first and last emoticons are the same OR if it contains at least three different emoticons.

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Master,
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senseless wrote:
Master,

arrrharrrharrrh


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AdamMcD wrote:
Master,
coffeearistocratredtrainpepper


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surpriseblushsnorecry

(since it worked so well in the last game)
 
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Master,
aristocrataristocratindigoindigo
 
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jeffwolfe wrote:
surpriseblushsnorecry

thumbsup

AdamMcD wrote:
aristocrataristocratindigoindigo

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Master:

redtraincoffeeredtraincoffee
 
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Master,
aristocrataristocratpepperpepperredtrainredtraincoffeecoffee
 
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coffeearistocratredtrain
 
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asutbone wrote:
redtraincoffeeredtraincoffee

thumbsdown

AdamMcD wrote:
aristocrataristocratpepperpepperredtrainredtraincoffeecoffee

thumbsup

Juomes wrote:
coffeearistocratredtrain

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Master:

cinnamon6yellowtrainrobot
 
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Tanwo wrote:
cinnamon6yellowtrainrobot

thumbsup

AdamMcD wrote:
coffeearistocrat

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indigoindigomeeplemeeple
 
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A koan has the Buddha nature if and only if it contains at least three different emoticons.

 
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Tanwo wrote:
indigoindigomeeplemeeple

thumbsup

jeffwolfe wrote:
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A koan has the Buddha nature if and only if it contains at least three different emoticons.


But my student, your guess does not explain the next koan:
coffeepeppercoffee
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AdamMcD wrote:
indigoindigo

thumbsup

coolpapa wrote:
indigomeeple

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Master:

5db
 
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Master:

aristocrataristocratindigoindigomeeplemeeple
 
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Tanwo wrote:
5db

thumbsup

coolpapa wrote:
aristocrataristocratindigoindigomeeplemeeple

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senseless wrote:
aristocrat

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