On Birthdays and counting to 253

April 19, 2017

There is a well known math problem, that is supposed to shake our intuition about numbers, known as the birthday problem. The premise is how many people would there need to be in a room to have a 50% chance of at least 2 people having the same birthday. Before we move ahead a similar… [ Read More ]

Jack’s Friends Part II: Computed Fairy Tales

March 22, 2017

From that very first playtest I saw an immersive experience that was widely accessible and simple enough that it practically teaches itself. The problems however, were wide enough to drive a truck through. Every three player was won by the giant and every four player game was won by the humans. This was without exception… [ Read More ]

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