the interest being that the rule would behave simillarly to Conway's Game of Life (having the same still lives, a p3 variant of the beacon, etc.),

the exception being it would be limited in how soon living cells could replace dead cells, making interesting patterns hard to find.

I decided to settle for 23/3/3 because it was the first degree of separation from base CGOL, making it most likely to be similar in diversity.

Fuddling around with random soups produced a relatively common 2c/7 spaceship:

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```
#CXRLE Pos=0,0 Gen=0
x = 7, y = 6, rule = 23/3/3
2.3A$2.ABA$2.3A$B5.B$.A3.A$.B3.B!
```

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```
#CXRLE Pos=0,0 Gen=0
x = 6, y = 5, rule = 23/3/3
2.A$.3A$2A2.A$.B4A$3.2A!
```

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```
#CXRLE Pos=0,0 Gen=0
x = 24, y = 14, rule = 23/3/3
.3A9.3A$A2BA9.A2BA$AB2.BA5.AB2.BA$2.A2BA5.A2BA$2.A2BA5.A2BA2$6.2A.2A$
5.A.A.A.A$5.A.A.A.A$4.2A.A.A.2A8.A$5.B.A.A.B8.3A$4.2B.B.B.2B6.A2.2A$
4.3A3.3A5.4AB$19.2A!
```

The issue here lies in that while base CGOL has simple, extremely common spaceships in the form of gliders, the most simple spaceships in 23/3/3 are rare and hard to synthesize, and are generally only produced by very chaotic patterns.

I am contemplating designing a search algorithm to search for a way to manipulate the puffer output to produce spaceships, and wanted to ask if it would make sense to make a post on the scripts forum to ask for guidance in doing so. Here I provide some interesting examples of how the puffer's output can be manipulated:

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```
#CXRLE Pos=0,0 Gen=0
x = 148, y = 136, rule = 23/3/3
3.3A9.3A46.3A9.3A46.3A9.3A$2.A2BA9.A2BA44.A2BA9.A2BA44.A2BA9.A2BA$2.A
B2.BA5.AB2.BA44.AB2.BA5.AB2.BA44.AB2.BA5.AB2.BA$4.A2BA5.A2BA48.A2BA5.
A2BA48.A2BA5.A2BA$4.A2BA5.A2BA48.A2BA5.A2BA48.A2BA5.A2BA2$8.2A.2A56.
2A.2A56.2A.2A$7.A.A.A.A54.A.A.A.A54.A.A.A.A$7.A.A.A.A54.A.A.A.A54.A.A
.A.A$6.2A.A.A.2A8.A43.2A.A.A.2A8.A43.2A.A.A.2A8.A$7.B.A.A.B8.3A43.B.A
.A.B8.3A43.B.A.A.B8.3A$6.2B.B.B.2B6.A2.2A41.2B.B.B.2B6.A2.2A41.2B.B.B
.2B6.A2.2A$6.3A3.3A5.4AB42.3A3.3A5.4AB42.3A3.3A5.4AB$21.2A59.2A59.2A
11$12.2A59.2A59.2A$11.A.A58.A.A58.A.A$12.A60.A60.A12$12.2A59.2A59.2A$
11.A.A58.A.A58.A.A$12.A60.A60.A12$12.2A59.2A59.2A$11.A.A58.A.A58.A.A$
12.A60.A60.A10$19.A60.A60.A$18.3A58.3A58.3A$12.2A3.A2.2A51.2A3.A2.2A
51.2A3.A2.2A$11.A.A2.4AB51.A.A2.4AB51.A.A2.4AB$12.A4.2A54.A4.2A54.A4.
2A4$.3A$.A2BA118.3A$BA.2A118.A2BA$4.A117.BA.2A$.B3.2B119.A$9.A113.B3.
2B$8.A.A60.A$7.2A.A59.A.A$7.2AB61.2A59.B$8.2A120.B.B$129.2A$9.A119.2A
2.B$8.A.A60.2A56.2A2.A$8.ABA59.A.A57.3A$9.A61.A59.A5$8.2A$8.2A61.A$
70.A.A$71.2A4$71.2A$70.A.A$71.A5$8.2A118.2A3.2A$8.2A61.A55.A2.A2.ABA$
70.A.A55.2A4.AB$71.2A$133.B3$71.2A$70.A.A$71.A5$8.2A118.2A3.2A$8.2A
61.A55.A2.A2.A.A$70.A.A55.2A4.A$71.2A4$71.2A$70.A.A$15.A55.A6.A$14.3A
60.3A$13.2A2.A58.A2.2A$12.B4.B57.4AB$11.2A2.BA59.2A$8.2A2.B2.B112.2A
3.2A$8.2A117.A2.A2.A.A$128.2A4.A!
```