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RPS - 15

RPS - 15
Here is another Spirographically supra-dimensional web of hand gestures. And this time out, I skipped RPS-13 and went straight for FIFTEEN gestures. SO by now you may notice the puzzle layout isn't changing; I'm just inserting new symbols into the already established one (allowing the existing RPS-7, 9, and 11 games to still work within RPS-15). This is because I absolutely refuse to rethink a whole new system, one which currently could contain a Trump-humping number of 1,307,674,368,000 866,829,600 permutations (almost a billion), not including rotated and reflected (but otherwise identical) layouts. So what's new this time out? For the grid, I colored the arrows more painstakingly than in the other variants, in order to more easily trace a superior gesture. As usual, I had to sacrifice logic a few times when faced with certain odd relationships during the design phase, such as TREE-(???) Each gesture beats out seven others, and is beaten by the remaining seven.

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