June 28, 2014

Different goals

XKCD sometimes posts a cartoon where he talks about how he plays some game a different way, or for a different goal. I have one of those, myself.

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I play spider solitaire with the goal of reaching a point where the only way I can proceed is by "taking back" a move which removed a column of cards. That was even cooler in the Vista version of the game, because it wouldn't let you "take back" a column take, so the only thing you could do in this situation was to quit the game.

As a result of this, when I reach the point where I have one deal left and have taken six columns, I usually quit. It isn't possible any more for me to win (my way) and winning (their way) is easy. As a result my long-term win/loss record is really poor (according to them, counting wins their way) because I usually don't bother.

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