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Mecejide
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What is the smallest blob of tar/gel that requires a switch token to be cleared (without any other assistance)?

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02-02-2019 at 06:39 PM
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I'm not sure exactly what you mean by your question (since there's a few constraints left out).

I think as posed you would be talking about a 7-tile "diagonal figure 8" made of tar, which requires a tar/gel switch token to be switched to the basic "thin" cuttable gel shape in order to be cleared, with no other assistance in the room.



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Actually, a 2-by-3 blob of gel that you have to change into tar would be smaller.

The question this made me think of (whether it was the intended question or not): What's the smallest tarstuff shape where, if it starts as either tar or gel, it has to be changed to the other type at least once to clear it out with only single cuts?

Off the top of my head I came up with this, which is ten tiles:

-TT-
TTTT
TTTT

Haven't gotten as far as proving a smaller blob wouldn't work.
02-02-2019 at 07:26 PM
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Of course, the troll answer is to interpret "a switch token" to include tar/mud or gel/mud ones and say "duh, a 2x2".

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02-02-2019 at 07:51 PM
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I meant a blob thatís unclearable as either tar or gel and requires you to cut some of it, use the token, and then clear the rest of it. Also, turning the blob into mud is not allowed and is punishable by death.
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In that case, I guess Dragon Fogel's got your answer. Probably.

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Yeah, he does. Thanks!
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