Oh JFC this thing is committing.
It just keeps doing More. Now we’re railing against the Common Good.
@dznz Vivaldi seems pretty nice. When the goog ripped out the chromium APIs that adblockers etc depend on, they committed to maintaining those APIs in the Vivaldi project!
IE and Safari were never on my side, and I don't expect that to change.
I don't think Chrome is on my side anymore (haven't for a while). Firefox and Opera still feel like they are on my side. Some people swear by Brave but I have problems with its creator and its currency.
One more metaphor! They are “fair play” detective stories.
Or perhaps a language metaphor works better. It’s a conlang to express a certain kind of puzzle.
For the audience to appreciate the trick they need to understand the systems at play. It’s pleasure from clockwork.
I suppose there’s a connection too with so-called “hard” vs “soft” speculative fiction. Does your magic system colour within lines?
But watching an expert talk through solving a Sudoku, he’s experiencing a game narrative - moments of surprise, delight, joy as he learns about the details of the structure.
Compare with an adventure game. Each puzzle is unique and often deeply themed. It might even tell us something about the story or characters.
A Sudoku, Witness puzzle, match-3 can’t do that. But you can have a hundred of the latter.
It sort of forces the puzzles to be somewhat abstract. Like match three puzzles (tho SpryFox challenged that somewhat with Triple Town, Road Not Taken)
Especially when I can't understand why they'd lie - they inherited the PoS recently enough they could disclaim responsibility.