Representatives have been chosen:

**TripleM** and

**CuriousShyRabbit**.

**Challenge 1: Set**
This challenge is based on the game Set. All you need to learn for this challenge is what a set is.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Set_game
We will be using a simplified deck for this game. The standard deck has four traits with three values each, for an 81 card deck. We will be playing with a three trait, three value deck, which has 27 cards.

Instead of symbols and colors, I’ve abstracted the cards a bit using letters. Here is our deck:

Click here to view the secret text

×AAA

AAB

AAC

ABA

ABB

ABC

ACA

ACB

ACC

BAA

BAB

BAC

BBA

BBB

BBC

BCA

BCB

BCC

CAA

CAB

CAC

CBA

CBB

CBC

CCA

CCB

CCC

For example, the card BAC has first trait value B, second trait value A, and third trait value C.

An example of a valid set using these abstracted cards would be AAA, BAC, CAB.

In this game, the two tribes choose cards from our deck until it is extinguished. The team with the most unique sets among the cards they have drawn will win immunity.

To select cards, the representative from each tribe will each PM me a list of cards they want to claim as their own. Your entire tribe should discuss your decisions before your representative PMs them. I will only accept your first complete submission. All currently available cards in the deck will always be known. The number of cards each tribe gets to claim in each round varies as follows:

Round 1: 5 cards each

Round 2: 3 cards each

Rounds 3 and 4: 2 cards each

All remaining rounds: 1 card each

After each round, it is revealed what cards each tribe claimed. Any cards claimed by both tribes are discarded, claimed by neither tribe and not returned to the deck. All other claimed cards are added to the tribe’s hand.

When the deck runs out of cards, each tribe will help compile a list of all unique sets contained in each hand. The tribe with the most sets wins immunity and the losing tribe will go to tribal council.

In the event of a tie, we will continue playing with the discard pile, each round having each tribe drawing one card at a time. This tiebreaker phase will continue as the game had before, with claimed cards adding to each tribe’s existing hand. Cards discarded in this tiebreaker phase are discarded for good.

When the tiebreaker phase is over, we will tally the score again. If we are still tied at this point, then both tribes will go to tribal council.

This challenge starts now. Feel free to ask me any questions you like. There are no time limits for submissions, but if the waiting gets ridiculous, I'll put you in a choke hold.

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*[Last edited by RoboBob3000 at 03-13-2009 11:49 PM]*