Adam R. Wood
I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't do drugs... I play videogames, which I think is far superior an addiction than any of those other ones.
Redstone turns Go into a game of annihilation, which means no more komi. Absent komi, how to balance this thing? Simple pie rule? Is that enough? Something else? Anyone?
The official Redstone rules still say "pie rule", but one Bill Spight of the Life In 19x19 forums suggested effectively implementing komi by allowing White to pass their turn some finite quantity of times during the game - a suggestion Mark Steere himself promptly replied to with approval. The consensus seems to be either 2 or 3 passes would be correct. So there's something to try if the pie rule sounds unappealing.