## Seeds of Destruction Game

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### Seeds of Destruction Game

This is a thread for still life destruction.

I will start with the phrase I say all the time when I go to the doctor, "No syringes"!
(4G destruction)
`x = 45, y = 77, rule = B3/S2342bo\$42bobo\$42b2o43\$5bo31bo\$6b2o27b2o\$5b2o3b2o11bo12b2o\$10b2o10bobo\$22bobo2b2o3bo\$21b2ob2o2bo2bobo\$25bobo3bobo\$21b2obo2b4obo\$21b2obobo3bo\$25bobo3bo\$26bobo3bo\$27bo3b2o4\$18b2o\$18b2o\$3b2o\$2bo2bo\$bob2o\$bo\$2o\$15b2o\$15bo\$16b3o\$18bo4\$20bo\$19b2o\$19bobo!`

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### Re: Seeds of Destruction Game

Let's get a link to the latest Seeds of Destruction Game file early in this thread, so people don't have to go hunting for it.

There seem to be lots of ways to get rid of a syringe with four gliders:

`x = 174, y = 96, rule = LifeHistory172.A\$171.A\$171.3A22\$A.A\$.2A\$.A9\$33.A.A\$34.2A\$34.A14\$118.A\$118.A.A\$118.2A19\$84.2A11.A\$84.2A10.A.A\$96.A.A2.2A3.A\$95.2A.2A2.A2.A.A\$99.A.A3.A.A\$95.2A.A2.4A.A\$95.2A.A.A3.A\$99.A.A3.A\$100.A.A3.A\$101.A3.2A4\$92.2A\$92.2A\$77.2A\$76.A2.A\$75.A.2A\$75.A\$74.2A\$89.2A\$89.A\$90.3A\$92.A!`

So I bet someone can find a way to do it with three gliders. Two could be possible, but it might take an exhaustive search with a script to find it.

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### Re: Seeds of Destruction Game

dvgrn wrote:Let's get a link to the latest Seeds of Destruction Game file early in this thread, so people don't have to go hunting for it.

There seem to be lots of ways to get rid of a syringe with four gliders:

`x = 174, y = 96, rule = LifeHistory172.A\$171.A\$171.3A22\$A.A\$.2A\$.A9\$33.A.A\$34.2A\$34.A14\$118.A\$118.A.A\$118.2A19\$84.2A11.A\$84.2A10.A.A\$96.A.A2.2A3.A\$95.2A.2A2.A2.A.A\$99.A.A3.A.A\$95.2A.A2.4A.A\$95.2A.A.A3.A\$99.A.A3.A\$100.A.A3.A\$101.A3.2A4\$92.2A\$92.2A\$77.2A\$76.A2.A\$75.A.2A\$75.A\$74.2A\$89.2A\$89.A\$90.3A\$92.A!`

So I bet someone can find a way to do it with three gliders. Two could be possible, but it might take an exhaustive search with a script to find it.

Yes, there are many ways to do it with 3G, here one example:
`x = 56, y = 42, rule = B3/S2355bo\$53b2o\$54b2o15\$35bo\$10b2o11bo10bo\$10b2o10bobo9b3o\$22bobo2b2o3bo\$21b2ob2o2bo2bobo\$25bobo3bobo\$21b2obo2b4obo\$21b2obobo3bo\$25bobo3bo\$7bobo16bobo3bo\$8b2o17bo3b2o\$8bo3\$18b2o\$18b2o\$3b2o\$2bo2bo\$bob2o\$bo\$2o\$15b2o\$15bo\$16b3o\$18bo!`
based on this nice destruction
`x = 19, y = 16, rule = B3/S2317bo\$5bo10bo\$4bobo9b3o\$4bobo2b2o3bo\$3b2ob2o2bo2bobo\$7bobo3bobo\$3b2obo2b4obo\$3b2obobo3bo\$7bobo3bo\$8bobo3bo\$9bo3b2o4\$2o\$2o!`

Maybe there is a 2G option, but definitively no 1G.

Edit1:
A 2G destruction seems to be in range of possible outcomes, here five 2G collisions which yield a single blinker:
`x = 197, y = 159, rule = B3/S2311\$186bo\$186bobo\$186b2o\$17bo\$18bo\$16b3o26\$48bo110bo\$47bo110bo\$47b3o59bo48b3o\$32b2o11bo38b2o11bo10bo34b2o11bo\$32b2o10bobo37b2o10bobo9b3o32b2o10bobo\$44bobo2b2o3bo41bobo2b2o3bo48bobo2b2o3bo\$43b2ob2o2bo2bobo39b2ob2o2bo2bobo46b2ob2o2bo2bobo\$47bobo3bobo43bobo3bobo50bobo3bobo\$43b2obo2b4obo40b2obo2b4obo47b2obo2b4obo\$43b2obobo3bo42b2obobo3bo49b2obobo3bo\$47bobo3bo45bobo3bo52bobo3bo\$48bobo3bo26bobo16bobo3bo52bobo3bo\$49bo3b2o27b2o17bo3b2o53bo3b2o\$82bo3\$40b2o50b2o57b2o\$40b2o50b2o57b2o\$25b2o50b2o57b2o\$24bo2bo48bo2bo55bo2bo\$23bob2o48bob2o55bob2o\$23bo51bo58bo\$22b2o50b2o57b2o\$37b2o50b2o57b2o\$37bo51bo58bo\$38b3o49b3o56b3o\$40bo51bo58bo20\$57bo61bo\$56bo61bo\$56b3o59b3o\$41b2o11bo48b2o11bo\$41b2o10bobo47b2o10bobo\$53bobo2b2o3bo51bobo2b2o3bo\$52b2ob2o2bo2bobo49b2ob2o2bo2bobo\$56bobo3bobo53bobo3bobo\$52b2obo2b4obo50b2obo2b4obo\$52b2obobo3bo52b2obobo3bo\$56bobo3bo55bobo3bo\$57bobo3bo55bobo3bo\$58bo3b2o56bo3b2o4\$49b2o60b2o\$49b2o60b2o\$34b2o60b2o\$33bo2bo58bo2bo\$32bob2o58bob2o\$32bo61bo\$31b2o60b2o\$46b2o60b2o\$46bo61bo\$47b3o59b3o\$49bo61bo29\$23b2o\$24b2o\$23bo5\$145b2o\$145bobo\$145bo!`

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### Re: Seeds of Destruction Game

Who's the eater now?
(This is not meant to be the lowest, just what I am capable of.)

Eater 1:
`x = 46, y = 45, rule = B3/S2344bo\$43bo\$43b3o21\$21b2o\$20bobo\$20bo\$19b2o7\$10b3o\$12bo\$11bo7\$3o\$2bo\$bo!`

Eater 2:
`x = 41, y = 46, rule = B3/S232bo\$3bo\$b3o10\$bo\$2bo\$3o19\$37bob2o\$35b3ob2o\$34bo\$35b3ob2o\$37bobo\$37bobo\$38bo4\$28b3o\$30bo\$29bo!`

Eater 3:
`x = 32, y = 32, rule = B3/S2329b2o\$24b2o2bo2bo\$21bo2bo4bobo\$20bobobo5bo\$21bo2bob2o\$24bo2bo\$25bo4bo\$26b5o2\$28bo\$27bobo\$28bo8\$10b3o\$12bo\$11bo8\$3o\$2bo\$bo!`

Eater 4:
`x = 48, y = 46, rule = B3/S2346bo\$45bo\$45b3o24\$16bo\$15bo\$15b3o4\$3b2o\$3bo\$2obo\$o2b2o\$b2o4bo\$3b5o\$3bo4b2o\$4b2o2bo\$6bobo\$6bobobo2bo\$7b2ob4o\$9bo\$9bobo\$10b2o!`

Eater 5: (I did this using 5 gliders before, but I improved the tub destruction from 2 gliders to 1 glider)
`x = 41, y = 67, rule = B3/S2327bo\$26bo\$26b3o2\$23bo\$22bo\$22b3o15\$7b2o\$3bo3b2o\$2bobo\$bobo\$bo\$2o24\$38b3o\$38bo\$39bo12\$30b3o\$30bo\$31bo!`
`x = 3, y = 3, rule = B26/S2|B358/S32o\$2bo\$obo!`
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### Re: Seeds of Destruction Game

manually done in golly:
`x = 10, y = 9, rule = B3/S232bo\$3bo\$b3o3\$8b2o\$7bobo\$7bo\$6b2o!`

`x = 11, y = 11, rule = B3/S23bo\$2bo\$3o2\$7bob2o\$5b3ob2o\$4bo\$5b3ob2o\$7bobo\$7bobo\$8bo!`

`x = 12, y = 17, rule = B3/S23bo\$2bo\$3o3\$9b2o\$4b2o2bo2bo\$bo2bo4bobo\$obobo5bo\$bo2bob2o\$4bo2bo\$5bo4bo\$6b5o2\$8bo\$7bobo\$8bo!`

`x = 26, y = 24, rule = B3/S23bo\$2bo\$3o\$9bo\$10bo\$8b3o5\$15b2o\$15bo\$12b2obo\$12bo2b2o\$13b2o4bo\$15b5o\$15bo4b2o\$16b2o2bo\$18bobo\$18bobobo2bo\$19b2ob4o\$21bo\$21bobo\$22b2o!`

`x = 11, y = 12, rule = B3/S23bo\$2bo\$3o4\$9b2o\$5bo3b2o\$4bobo\$3bobo\$3bo\$2b2o!`

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### Re: Seeds of Destruction Game

Probably going a bit too overboard
`x = 3, y = 3, rule = B26/S2|B358/S32o\$2bo\$obo!`
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### Re: Seeds of Destruction Game

I've decided going insane and trying to destroy random.rle is bad for your health so I chose bi-loaf
`x = 13, y = 18, rule = B3/S238bo\$7bo\$7b3o\$2bo\$bobo\$o2bo\$b2ob2o\$3bo2bo\$3bobo\$4bo6\$10b3o\$10bo\$11bo!`
`x = 3, y = 3, rule = B26/S2|B358/S32o\$2bo\$obo!`
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### Re: Seeds of Destruction Game

Speaking of bi-loaf,
`x = 17, y = 14, rule = B3/S2315bo\$14bo\$14b3o2\$11bo\$10bo\$10b3o3\$b2o\$o2bo\$obobo\$bo2bo\$2b2o!`
`x = 3, y = 3, rule = B26/S2|B358/S32o\$2bo\$obo!`
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### Re: Seeds of Destruction Game

Here are some new ones.
`x = 104, y = 15, rule = B3/S2337bo\$36bo43bo\$11bo20bo3b3o40bo22bo\$10bo20bo47b3o19bo\$10b3o18b3o67b3o\$56bo19bo21bo\$55bo19bo21bo\$2o18b2o33b3o17b3o19b3o\$o2bo16bo3bo\$b3o17b4o\$91bo\$b3o17b4o27bo18b2o17bobo\$o3bo15bo4bo25bobo16bo2bo16bo2bo\$bobo17bo2bo26bobo17bobo17bobo\$2ob2o15b2o2b2o24b2ob2o15b2ob2o15b2ob2o!`

By the way, what are the names of the first and second still life.
Last edited by PkmnQ on October 30th, 2018, 9:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.
`x = 3, y = 3, rule = B26/S2|B358/S32o\$2bo\$obo!`
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### Re: Seeds of Destruction Game

PkmnQ wrote:Ok, I decided not to go overboard.
Here are some new ones.
`x = 104, y = 15, rule = B3/S2337bo\$36bo43bo\$11bo20bo3b3o40bo22bo\$10bo20bo47b3o19bo\$10b3o18b3o67b3o\$56bo19bo21bo\$55bo19bo21bo\$2o18b2o33b3o17b3o19b3o\$o2bo16bo3bo\$b3o17b4o\$91bo\$b3o17b4o27bo18b2o17bobo\$o3bo15bo4bo25bobo16bo2bo16bo2bo\$bobo17bo2bo26bobo17bobo17bobo\$2ob2o15b2o2b2o24b2ob2o15b2ob2o15b2ob2o!`

By the way, what are the names of the first and second still life.

That induction coil is extremely rare and doesn't have a name. I'd go for 'ohm' or 'omega' or something related to that.
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### Re: Seeds of Destruction Game

It actually is called "Omega" in Mark Niemiec's database; see, for example, "block on up large omega w/ curly tail" from this list.

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### Re: Seeds of Destruction Game

`x = 11, y = 20, rule = B3/S238bo\$8bobo\$8b2o5\$bo\$o\$3o4\$2ob2o\$o3bo\$b3o2\$b3o\$o3bo\$2ob2o!`
`x = 3, y = 3, rule = B26/S2|B358/S32o\$2bo\$obo!`
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### Re: Seeds of Destruction Game

This shows how to kill a "Herschel track":

`x = 173, y = 185, rule = B3/S2353bo\$52bobo\$53b2o3\$139bo\$138bobo\$138b2o3\$28bo\$27bobo\$28b2o\$43bo\$42bobo\$43b2o2\$151b2o\$151b2o\$12b2o\$11bobo\$12bo50b2o\$61bo2bo\$31b2o28b2o\$31bo2bo111b2o\$33b2o110bo2bo\$146bobo\$147bo\$156b2o\$156b2o3\$58b2o\$58bo\$56bobo\$56b2o3\$7bobo4b2o\$8b2o4b2o\$8bo2\$22b2o37bo\$21bo2bo35bobo\$21bobo36b2o\$22bo12\$bo25bo\$obo25b2o72b2o35bo\$bobo23b2o73bo35bobo\$2b2o96bobo36b2o\$100b2o3\$59bo\$59b3o\$62bo\$49bo11b2o11b2o11bo\$47b3o24b2o9b3o\$8b2o36bo38bo\$8b2o36b2o37bo35bo\$31b2o87bobo\$32bo87bobo\$32bob2o85bo\$33bo2bo23bo49bo\$4b2o16bo11b2o24bo49bo18b2o\$4b2o15bobo25b2o9b3o36b2o9b3o15bo2bo\$21bo2bo24b2o11bo23b2o11b2o11bo15bobo\$22b2o63bo41bo\$84b3o\$84bo\$14b2o42bo3b2o\$14b2o41bobo3bo\$56bobo3bo12b2o\$52b2obobo3bo13bobo\$52b2obo2b4obo13bo62b2o\$56bobo3bobo12b2o61bobo\$52b2ob2o2bo2bobo76bo\$53bobo2b2o3bo\$41b2o10bobo\$41b2o11bo\$95b2o\$21b2o72bo2bo\$20bobo74b2o\$20bo\$19b2o2\$171bo\$170bobo\$17b2o19b2o130b2o\$16bobo18bobo\$17bo20bo8\$77b2o\$77bobo\$78bo4\$137bo\$69b2o34b2o29bobo\$69bobo33bo2bo27bo2bo\$70bo36b2o28b2o6\$132b2o\$132b2o9\$147bo\$146bobo\$146b2o2\$96b2o\$95bobo\$96bo20\$82b2o\$80bo2bo\$80b2o20\$91b2o\$91bobo\$92bo!`

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