ness00-Today at 8:15 PM
@Satchmo I'm too lazy to log in. The use of calculators is to do math, not to keep track of lifepoints. Remember this game includes kids as the target audience. They are used to keep track of LP because it is impossible to get players to bring pen & paper to an event. Rei has the simpliest answer: You can do more complex math, but you might end up slowing down the match by doing so. For something like combinatory math, you might have a function that computes this faster than doing it by hand so it shouldn't slow down the match. You then enter a gray area of "no electronics allowed" vs. "this is my calculator (in my phone!), no step on snek" it boils down to the usual "depends on the judge" with a side of "yes but hurry up"
this is one answer I got
another was similar to Atem's in that "it depends on intent and your intent probably isn't to calculate how likely it is they have Solemn, it's to slowplay"