Looney Labs Icehouse Mailing list Archive

[Icehouse] The new pyramid idea

  • FromJoseph Peterson <jeepeterson@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateFri, 10 Feb 2006 22:29:34 -0800 (PST)
I just read the webzine and... wow...  I mean... wow.

I'm not sure I think the new plan is a great idea, yet.  Let's say I'm
new to Icehouse sometime later this year...  I've heard about this
great game called Volcano and want to build up my set.  I need to buy 5
(or more for Mega-) Treehouse games to do so. I can't help but feel it
will be a waste of those extra little cubes.  Why will I want to own 5
dice with dig/swap/aim/hop/tip/wild on them?  And I certainly don't
want to be paying extra for them.

If the plan is to start selling ONLY this way, I would recommend that
the dice be generic dice in Looney colors, or something.  I don't like
the idea of wasting all those dice.  Or maybe someone needs to come up
with a *very* compelling game that requires 5 of the dice.  

I love the idea of getting tubes with 5 different colors and I'll
certainly pick up a couple to provide that last little extra for my own
Zendo games.

I'm also very sad to hear that Volcano is being taken off the stove. 
I've managed to sell several people on pyramids by teaching them
Volcano.  I was also hoping for a Binary Homeworlds set, too.  ;)


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