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Re: [Icehouse] Treehouse Rules V5.0

  • From"Ryan Hackel" <deeplogic@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateMon, 6 Feb 2006 14:30:48 -0500 (EST)
I second Doug's suggestion of "Tipped stack separates" rather than "Tipped stacks separate".  I don't see a way to tip multiple stacks in one move, so the plural form of stacks is unnecessary.

I also like the current Who Starts Rule.  I can picture some players reading the rules for the first time, taking the pyramids out of the tube to set up the House and player trios.  Someone will casually pick up the odd non-numerical die, and when the starting rule is read, blurt out in surprise "Hey, that's me!"

Lastly, I'm in favor of tube stickers over a paper rules insert, for durability reasons.  Also, the tube is harder to lose, and won't blow away, making it easier to play Treehouse outside.

Good luck with the Treehouse production, Looneys!  It's been a frenzied pace, but I hope it pays off for you.


 --- On Mon 02/06, Doug Orleans < dougorleans@xxxxxxxxx > wrote:
From: Doug Orleans [mailto: dougorleans@xxxxxxxxx]
To: icehouse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2006 12:36:12 -0500
Subject: Re: [Icehouse] Treehouse Rules V5.0

Andy Looney writes:<br> > And yes, once again, more feedback is requested! And there's almost no time <br> > left at this point!<br><br>More copyediting suggestions:<br><br>1. "Tipped stacks separate" is kind of hard to parse-- "stacks" looks<br>   like a verb and "separate" looks like an adjective or adverb!<br>   How about "A tipped stack separates"?<br>2. "facing" should probably be "pointing".<br>3. "surfaces upright, in place, or at any spot" sounds like a list of<br>   three options.  I'd delete the second comma or both.<br><br>The new clause "On a Hop or Dig, pieces *may* be placed *between* others"<br>seems to clarify some previous questions, but in a different way than<br>I expected.  To confirm, does this now mean that:<br><br>1. You can't Hop or Dig past the *end* of the line (only between or<br>   atop other pieces)?<br>2. Tipping a stack of two in the direction of the third piece always<br>   creates a new stack of two (because Tip is not Hop or Dig, so the<br>   
top Tipped piece can't go between or past the end)?<br><br>--dougorleans@xxxxxxxxx<br>_______________________________________________<br>Icehouse mailing list<br>Icehouse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<br>http://lists.looneylabs.com/mailman/listinfo/icehouse<br>

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