Also, I really enjoyed the hangman strategy piece you linked to, although there’s still something about his strategy I’d push back on (for human players): I’d wager humans are better at pattern recognition in hangman when it comes to consonants, less so with vowels. For the word basic, I feel like B___C is easier than _A_I_. He lays out a strong optimal strategy for guessing the most letters in the fewest tries, but then what? Are those letters necessarily the best letters to help you work out the rest of the word?
Anyway, I like your awesome thing a whole lot and it’s super fun.