## variations on samurai tree extension

**PART 1**

1. To create VOSTE a grid of 54 identical circles is used. Each column is assigned a letter A – F, and each row is assigned a number 1 – 9. Therefore, each circle has an assigned letter/number combination. For example: A1, B2, C3, ETC.

2. Six colors are used beginning in the order: Red, Blue, Yellow (the primary colors) and Purple, Orange, Green (the secondary colors).

3. Chosen by a process of random chance, the sequence starts from a specific circle on the grid.

4. From this position, the night (samurai) move is utilized. In the game of chess the knight (samurai) attacks by moving two square vertically and one square horizontally, or two square horizontally and one square vertically. There are eight possible ways a knight (samurai) can move. In VOSTE two of the eight possible moves are chosen (again by random chance) and the circles "move" to these positions. This pattern then continues to the edge of the grid.

**PART 2**

5. Once all the outlined circles are drawn the placement of the solid circles needs to be assigned. The process begins by filling in the last circle that was drawn by the color that began the sequence or the only color present in the sequence.

6. From this circle, all eight of the possible knight (samurai) moves are used. The sequence of the eight moves is chosen randomly, but must remain within the boundaries of the circle grid.

7.If a knight's (samurai's) move lands on a circle that is completely empty it is not filled in with color. However, if it lands on an outlined circle, it is filled with the corresponding color.

8. Once all given color combinations are finished, the number of colors used in a sequence increases by one.

9. This color is placed directly next to the first in the direction that the sequence is moving. For example, if the sequence is moving to the right, then the next color will be place to the right of all pre-existing circles.

10. The number of colors keeps increasing until all six are included in a sequence, and all possible color placement combinations have been used.