Updates on LOTR series – The Loop Rock, Paper , Scissors, Lizard, Spock is a game of chance that expands. It is first used to settle a dispute about what to watch on TV between Sheldon and Raj in “The Lizard- Spock Expansion”.
Lizard poisons Spock and eats paper ; it is crushed by rock and decapitated by scissors . This variant was mentioned in a 2005 article in The Times of London and was later the subject of an episode of the American sitcom The Big Bang Theory in 2008 (as rock – paper – scissors – lizard – Spock ).
Spock can, like every other gesture, beat two other gestures. First, Spock vaporizes rock. Second, Spock smashes scissors .
Rock is most often thrown, followed by paper , then scissors . “ Rock is the testosterone choice, the most aggressive, and the one favored by angry players,” writes Poundstone. It’s no shock, then, that most men play rock first.
It was last mentioned in The Rothman Disintegration. As Sheldon explains, “Scissors cuts paper , paper covers rock, rock crushes lizard, lizard poisons Spock , Spock smashes scissors, scissors decapitates lizard, lizard eats paper , paper disproves Spock , Spock vaporizes rock, and as it always has, rock crushes scissors.”
Like kanji, fireworks, and General Tsao’s chicken 1, rock, paper, scissors was actually created in China . The game was created around the time of Christ, but stayed in China for hundreds of years. It wasn’t until the 1700s that it made its way over to Japan .
Rock , Paper , Scissors is a real game played in Regular Show by Mordecai and Rigby. Pops claims that back in Lolliland that they played it, but by the name of “Quartz, Parchment, Shears”. Benson says it’s an evil game .
Therefore, this is the best way to win at rock – paper – scissors : if you lose the first round, switch to the thing that beats the thing your opponent just played. If you win, don’t keep playing the same thing, but instead switch to the thing that would beat the thing that you just played.
An easily memorised rule determines the winner: “ Rock breaks scissors , scissors cuts paper , paper covers rock .” In other words, a player who chooses rock beats one who chooses scissors ; scissors in turn beats paper ; paper beats rock . This yields a winner whenever the two players choose differently.
In the game rock – paper – scissors – lizard – Spock each player picks a hand-shape, then both players reveal their choices at the same time. The winner is the one who defeats the other.
So, there are 9 possible combinations in all.
Rock is designated by maintaining the fist, Scissors by extending the middle and index fingers, and Paper by holding the hand out flat. If players throw out the same gesture, the game goes on. If not, it’s decided by a harmonic and intransitive method — rock crushes scissors , scissors cuts paper , but paper covers rock .
Know what each move beats . Rock wins against scissors , paper wins against rock , and scissors wins against paper . If the same move is thrown by both players, it results in a stalemate.
In the game Rock , Paper , Scissors , two opponents randomly toss out hand gestures, and each one wins, loses or draws with equal probability. It’s supposed to be a game of pure luck, not skill — and indeed, if humans were able to be perfectly random, no one could gain an upper hand over anyone else.
One common strategy is gambits – sequences of throws . There’s the Avalanche – that’s three rocks . Another basic one is the Toolbox. That would be three pairs of scissors .