[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Earliest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Single Comment Prince. 8x8x8 3-D variant with new pieces. (8x8x8, Cells: 512) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Gavin Smith wrote on 2008-12-28 UTCThank you for the comment, Dave. The idea of a 'hook mover' as you describe it, with the alternate definition you provide of how blocking works, accurately describes the Base, and I believe also the Scientist. Hopefully this can provide clarity to anyone confused. The 'hook move' idea is not quite accurate for the Reporter in all cases. In particular, if a Reporter is near one corner of an open field, there are some spaces near other corners that cannot be reached with a hook move unless you allow the hook to pass outside the field, but can be reached by the Reporter nevertheless. Also, the penny definition of blocking is not quite accurate for the Reporter and combination planar movers. The multiple planes some spaces are in messes it up, and you may end up placing pennies in spaces that can be reached using other planes. L. Lynn Smith and I discussed this when I first introduced Prince. He too wanted to call the planar movers hook movers at first. But I will stick to my appellation of 'planar' move, partly because it is essentially the 2 dimensions of the move that characterize it, and partly because of the technicalities described above. But hey, I'm thrilled you get it. Thanks again.