Very Important Setting Question (with Math! Wink Wink!)


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Post Thursday, 19th January 2017, 14:29

Very Important Setting Question (with Math! Wink Wink!)

So, the Dungeon is a crazy place. You know, Yaktaurs, Death Yaks, and all of that.

The craziest thing, however, is that everything is square. Blasts are squared. Field of view is squared!

So, in the Dungeon, is π = 4? Is that why you get hungry that fast? Because pi r squared? While in the real world pies are round?

And is √2 = 1? since you can move diagonally as fast as, uh, not diagonally.

So my question is: what would the real life implications of π = 4 and √2 = 1 be? Would our life be better?

Can we make π become 4?

Also, Chess also has √2 = 1. Is this why the queen goes faster than the king? Or is it just a depiction of women going shopping and men not wanting to and trying to stay home with their friends and castling in an attempt not to have to watch a bunch of shoes, and even inviting two bishops over, just to have an excuse not to leave?
Is Chess a gendered game? Is the Queen a protofeminist icon of a strong woman who leaves home and does what she wants, and a signal of social emancipation through the pawn to queen rule? Or is it actually a sign of submission of the talented Queen to the ultimately useless King, who still appears to be essential not through his abilities, but because of inherited right and an abusive system which automatically makes him the most important piece on the table? Does the black-white fighting depict the social issues of an intranational multiracial society, in which two peoples who otherwise look EXACTLY THE SAME are identified only through colour, so that the pawns are too distracted to notice that they, as proletariat, should stick together instead of allowing themselves to be polarized by dividing issues of race to the profit of the capitalists? Is Chess a tragic depiction of the reality it distance itself from through the poetical expedient of √2 = 1?
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Post Thursday, 19th January 2017, 14:33

Re: Very Important Setting Question (with Math! Wink Wink!)

Nope, we just use d(a,b) = max(|ax-bx|,|ay-by|) instead of sqrt(|ax-bx|^2+|ay-by|^2).
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Post Thursday, 19th January 2017, 18:23

Re: Very Important Setting Question (with Math! Wink Wink!)

If we apply existing mathematical definitions to Chebyshev space, then π probably does equal 4, but that doesn't mean that √2 equals 1. A circle or sphere is almost always defined as a shape where all points on the perimeter or surface are equidistant from the center, and π is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. I have never seen a square defined as "a shape where the ratio of the distance of the corners from the center to the distance of the centers of the edges from the center is equal to √2". There are a million less obtuse and more mathematically useful ways to define a square, pretty much all of which make it equivalent to a circle in Chebyshev geometry. If √2 is 1, then that means that 1 squared equals 2, which is self-evidently wrong if you define a square in a sensible way. Or are you telling me that if I asked you to draw a square in Chebyshev geometry, you'd come back with this?
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If we try to talk about Crawl's space specifically then you have to deal with the grid and aliasing which makes things so alien that you're better off forgetting about everything in Euclidean geometry entirely, honestly.

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Post Friday, 20th January 2017, 00:56

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Post Saturday, 21st January 2017, 23:15

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Shtopit wrote:Is this why the queen goes faster than the king? Or is it just a depiction of women going shopping and men not wanting to and trying to stay home with their friends and castling in an attempt not to have to watch a bunch of shoes, and even inviting two bishops over, just to have an excuse not to leave?
Is Chess a gendered game? Is the Queen a protofeminist icon of a strong woman who leaves home and does what she wants, and a signal of social emancipation through the pawn to queen rule? Or is it actually a sign of submission of the talented Queen to the ultimately useless King, who still appears to be essential not through his abilities, but because of inherited right and an abusive system which automatically makes him the most important piece on the table? Does the black-white fighting depict the social issues of an intranational multiracial society, in which two peoples who otherwise look EXACTLY THE SAME are identified only through colour, so that the pawns are too distracted to notice that they, as proletariat, should stick together instead of allowing themselves to be polarized by dividing issues of race to the profit of the capitalists? Is Chess a tragic depiction of the reality it distance itself from through the poetical expedient of √2 = 1?


No. No. No. No. No. Yes.

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Post Sunday, 22nd January 2017, 01:51

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Wankers.
Still amazed by duvessa proeness tho.

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