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(Slate)   These six strategies will help you win each and every time in the cutthroat world of Rock, Paper, Scissors. No tips for the Lizard-Spock expansion, though   (slate.com) divider line 25
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2013-03-18 10:59:31 AM
3 votes:

Dafatone: Just throw scissors.  Nothing but scissors.

It's not a good strategy, but if you beat someone with it, you get to mock them.


For multiple throws? Nah. Running with scissors is never smart.
2013-03-18 10:57:53 AM
3 votes:

Smeggy Smurf: RPS, the "sport" of AD.. kittens!


i.chzbgr.com
2013-03-18 10:49:21 AM
3 votes:

tenpoundsofcheese: Ishkur: fark Lizard-Spock.

Play it the right way:
[www.umop.com image 815x815]

too many logic flaws in this.

air-bowl-water makes no sense.


A strange game.

The only winning move is not to play.
2013-03-18 09:48:43 AM
3 votes:
fark Lizard-Spock.

Play it the right way:
www.umop.com
2013-03-18 11:40:55 AM
2 votes:

LrdPhoenix: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWUrwhaqq_c  A non-transitive game.


www.troll.me
2013-03-18 11:20:54 AM
2 votes:
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
2013-03-18 11:14:22 AM
2 votes:
The first time I heard about Spock, Rock, Lizard, I said it was stupid. Sure Spock defeats rock, but it was  Kirk that defeated the lizard not Spock. Clearly ,if they are going to spout Star Trek, they at least out to be a bit knowledgeable about the show they referenced. They tried to tell me the pecking order of the new game but they couldn't remember it. I spent thirty minutes trying to figure it out.

Then they told me it was a bit on some show I had never heard of before.
2013-03-18 10:51:43 AM
2 votes:
Hit 'em with the "blizzard". paper, paper, paper.
never fails
2013-03-18 10:41:51 AM
2 votes:
I prefer Cockroach, Foot, Nuclear Bomb

i4.ytimg.com

/Ahh yes, I get it
//Nuclear bomb always wins!
2013-03-18 02:29:40 PM
1 votes:

FARK rebel soldier: LrdPhoenix: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWUrwhaqq_c  A non-transitive game.


Somebody please take that original image and caption it to say:
"There are articles on Fark??


Why wasn't I told?!!"


The pic is just begging for it!


/no, not the first time I see the image
//just thought what would make a funnier caption
///creativity of slashies
2013-03-18 01:35:05 PM
1 votes:

DigitalCoffee: I wonder just how pathetic your life has to be to not only play the 'sport' of rock/paper/scissors but to also join a society that does so.

/this even makes the LARPers look cool


No...No it doesn't.  At best it puts them on the same footing.
2013-03-18 01:21:32 PM
1 votes:
There is only one winning strategy. Always throw rock. Just make sure you throw it into their throat. Scissors to the eyes works too--but it's trickier to pull off. Hard paper to the ear has worked for some people in movies, but doesn't insure a retaliatory rock won't be thrown.
2013-03-18 11:43:02 AM
1 votes:

manimal2878: Oldiron_79: I dont know that I have a straregy that I could give a description of, but pretty much I read someones face to see what I think they are thinking.

How well this works depends on how well you can read someones pokerface, but I can read one well enough to get a damned gun pulled on me because someone thinks Im cheating, so it works quite well for me.

You have had a gun pulled on you for winning too many rounds of Rock, Paper, Scissors?


Well that one was winning too many rounds of poker, but still the skill carries over.
2013-03-18 11:33:44 AM
1 votes:

Oldiron_79: I dont know that I have a straregy that I could give a description of, but pretty much I read someones face to see what I think they are thinking.

How well this works depends on how well you can read someones pokerface, but I can read one well enough to get a damned gun pulled on me because someone thinks Im cheating, so it works quite well for me.


You have had a gun pulled on you for winning too many rounds of Rock, Paper, Scissors?
2013-03-18 11:31:32 AM
1 votes:
It is possible to win every time.  It's easy.

If they're going to play rock, you play paper.
If they're going to play scissors, you play rock.
If they're going to play paper, you play scissors.

It never fails if you do it right.
2013-03-18 11:24:58 AM
1 votes:
www.gametheory.net

Lisa: Look, there's only one way to settle this. Rock-paper-scissors.
Lisa's brain: Poor predictable Bart. Always takes `rock'.
Bart's brain: Good ol' `rock'. Nuthin' beats that!
Bart: Rock!
Lisa: Paper.
Bart: D'oh!
2013-03-18 11:21:18 AM
1 votes:
I never can keep a straight face when I'm a Cylon.
2013-03-18 11:21:08 AM
1 votes:

Gunny Walker: The first time I heard about Spock, Rock, Lizard, I said it was stupid. Sure Spock defeats rock, but it was  Kirk that defeated the lizard not Spock. Clearly ,if they are going to spout Star Trek, they at least out to be a bit knowledgeable about the show they referenced. They tried to tell me the pecking order of the new game but they couldn't remember it. I spent thirty minutes trying to figure it out.

Then they told me it was a bit on some show I had never heard of before.


images3.wikia.nocookie.net
2013-03-18 11:18:21 AM
1 votes:
If half of your six stratagies to win a game are to cheat, then, no, your game is not one of skill.
2013-03-18 11:14:54 AM
1 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com

/relevant
2013-03-18 11:10:21 AM
1 votes:
Good ol' rock, nothin' beats rock.
2013-03-18 11:02:59 AM
1 votes:
I always throw scissors first when playing against a woman, because they usually think men always choose rock first since it is the manliest. I then throw rock because women will then try to copy what you just threw. I win about 90% of the time with this strategy.
2013-03-18 10:53:04 AM
1 votes:

blatz514: Before anyone laughs, there is absolutely skill in the sport.

Really, a sport?


In the sense of "an individual exhibiting a sudden deviation from type beyond the normal limits of individual variation, usually as a result of mutation," yes.
2013-03-18 10:49:36 AM
1 votes:

tenpoundsofcheese: Ishkur: tenpoundsofcheese: air-bowl-water makes no sense.

REX KWON DO beats everything
/everything.
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2013-03-18 09:14:18 AM
1 votes:
There is a strategy to it.

I used to play a strategy against the littlebopper:  I'd throw whatever beats what would have beaten my last throw.  So if I threw rock last throw, it was almost guaranteed that the littlebopper would throw paper, so I'd throw scissors.  Next round, I'd throw paper because he'd throw rock, thinking I was going to throw scissors again.

I wouldn't *ALWAYS* do that, because that would be just mean, but I did it often enough that it wasn't easy for him.

Finally I explained to him what I was doing.  He now uses that strategy against his peers, and it works against those with a relatively short memory.
 
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