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RE: [Icehouse] Fifth Pyramid Color?

  • From"Christopher Hickman" <tophu@xxxxxxx>
  • DateFri, 10 Mar 2006 11:34:59 -0500
Personally, I like the opaque sets.  I started with orange and black (Go
Beavers!), then I got white.  I'll certainly be picking up the grey set when
it shows up in the Dangling Carrot.  Woot!

When I play Zendo, I just have a house rule that pieces completely obscured
by an opaque pyramid cease to exist (a koan consisting of a small piece
covered by a large black piece is the same koan as a single upright large
black piece, both with a pip count of three).

-----Original Message-----
From: icehouse-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:icehouse-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Elliott C. Evans
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2006 11:09 AM
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Subject: Re: [Icehouse] Fifth Pyramid Color?

Derek H. wrote:
> I currently own 4 stashes with the "standard" colors
> (Red, Yellow, Green, Blue) - and would like to buy a
> fifth set to play TreeHouse.  I know the standard  extra
> color is black, which seems good, but I'm wondering if
> clear might not be better (and cooler!).  Which one would
> work well with other IceHouse games, or is there really
> no difference?

White, black (and now gray) add a whole new attribute to the
pieces, opacity, but this attribute is somewhat underutilized
in the world of Icehouse gaming.

I don't see all that much difference, really. Go with what
would make you personally happiest.

Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans
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