Sack up, folks, for it's time for an old-fashioned brawl. Readers vs Writers. Mano-a-mano. After school. By the bike rack.
In 3-D Tic-Tac-Toe.
If you thought the Connect Four polling mechanism was clumsy and frustrating, wait til you get a load of this. Here are the rules:
- For those unfamiliar with the game, the object is to line up four of your markers in a line, using any or all of the three dimensions.
- The SoSG Writers, with the black pieces, have made the first move, as indicated in the game board below.
- The SoSG Readers, with the red pieces, must now make their move by way of the triple-poll. The Readers must choose the Level (I, II, III, IV), row (A, B, C, or D), and column (1, 2, 3, 4) in which to place their piece. The level, row, and column with the most votes* in its respective poll determines where the piece goes.
- Feel free to attempt to sway your fellow Readers' vote via bribes, intimidation, or discussions of "strategy" via the comments section.
- Now, I know what you're thinking: "Hey, this ain't a fair fight - enforcing a cohesive voting strategy that coordinates the three dimensions is impossible. The Readers are at a disadvantage!"
- That's true. But the SoSG Writers have their own handicap: On any given turn, they will be limited to only half the field: either Levels I/II, or Levels III/IV, on an alternating basis. For example, because the Writers placed their first piece on Level II, their 2nd piece must be on either Level III or IV. Their 3rd piece must then be on Level I or II, and so on.
- Each day (excluding weekends and possibly other random days), we will update the game board with both the Readers' last move (i.e., results of the previous polls) and the Writers' move in response.
- I have no idea how this will pan out.
Your move, suckers.