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Re: [Icehouse] Xeno vs. Rainbow

  • FromRagnardove@xxxxxxx
  • DateWed, 25 Jan 2006 10:29:32 EST
In a message dated 1/25/2006 4:33:56 A.M. Central Standard Time, andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
But my real reason for pairing them as I did is for expandability. While a
Rainbow Treehouse set expands Zendo nicely with either black or white
pieces, a Xeno Treehouse set plays better with an IceTowers set if it has
white. Moreover, when we eventually get around to releasing it, Volcano
will probably have black caps, making Rainbow Treehouse as currently
planned a better fit for that.
It makes sense!  I hadn't seen the mixes in terms of already existing games, but in terms of the names and what they meant to me. 
Which is how the standard consumer will be.  They will be looking at the names and colors together first, not knowing about the games of Volcano and Zendo.  So, they might see things as I did: white is more rainbow-y and black is more xeno-y.
I don't know... how about asking a bunch of non-icehouse-understanding people and seeing what the results are??

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