Differentiate yourselves into team A and team B thus:

Team A: Usernames beginning with A-M

Team B: Usernames beginning with N-Z

Usernames beginning with 0-9 or _: Hooray! You get to pick.

The goal of the game:

The attacking team attempts to kill the pattern by adding cells. They must add exactly one cell per turn.

The defending team attempts to preserve the pattern by deleting cells. They must delete exactly one cell per turn.

The attacking team makes its turn first.

EDIT: After each turn, the pattern runs for exactly one generation.

Once the pattern is dead, the number of generations the defenders held out is added to the defending team's score.

After each round, the teams switch roles.

Each starting pattern will be a randomized 5x5.

Let round 1 begin!

Pattern:

`x = 5, y = 5, rule = B3/S23`

obo$3b2o$4bo$5o$3bo!