They will gather intelligence, lay false trails and strike at their opponents suddenly and with determination.”
Dewdney, A. K. Scientific American January 1987.
A scanner looks for the opponent and hits hard, first stunning with
SPL attack then switching to a deadly
DAT attack. Modern
scanners are often large and fragile, scoring well against paper
but losing to stones.
A Blur scanner has a continuous
SPL wipe and a scan in the same loop. The
scan directs the wipe to anything found. After the main attack the scanner either falls
through to a core-clear or alternatively switches to a
DAT wipe. The
first Blur scanner was created by Anton Marsden in January 1996.
step equ 1936 gap equ 6 clrptr dat 0, 0 dat 0, 0 scan seq step+gap, step mov scan, clrptr add inc, scan mov inc, >clrptr jmn scan, scan inc spl #step, step clear mov bomb, >clrptr djn.f clear, >clrptr bomb dat <1, 3-clrptr