Looney Labs Icehouse Mailing list Archive

RE: [Icehouse] [3House] BH using Xeno colors

  • From"Christopher Hickman" <tophu@xxxxxxx>
  • DateThu, 27 Jul 2006 11:55:07 -0400
> Because, by the etymology of your terminology, the Orange /would/
> suffice to perform a Clear action, thus making Orange innately
> superior.

Let's be clear (pun, as always, intended). I was merely clarifying the
terminology that was mentioned. I'm not saying that it should apply to BH as
such. Colorless energy (or mana) is a specific type, disparate of the
various other types.  The game rules in Pokemon and Magic allow generic
costs to be paid with any type, and colored cost to be paid with only the
matching type.  The existence of generic vs. specific costs does not lessen
the fact colorless is a type of its own.

Besides, we're losing sight of the fact that Icehouse is a game system.
Perhaps some games may define clear as a "generic" pyramid.  Others may not.
In the scope of this discussion, the BH rules define specific actions to
specific colors, so clear pyramids are first class citizens next to the
other colors.