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"Ah," said Paul with mordant humour, "In my world we call in hop-board."

"Joyse plays it to demonstrate deep strategic thinking and a (feigned) unworldly nature. You won't be doing that, because our author thought he could slap a strategy game in and call your characterisation "done". In this game strategy consists of forcing your opponent's to attack where you are strong."
"In Mordant, the king plays it to feign senility, to lure his opponents' to commit to attacking where he is strong. You won't be doing that either. You haven't even worked out that you have an enemy."
"What I'm saying is, you are making me wish you were written by Donaldson."