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Re: [Icehouse] Query: Wiki categories

  • FromJeff Zeitlin <icehouse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateFri, 22 Dec 2006 14:49:19 -0500
On Fri, 22 Dec 2006 12:00:12 -0500 (EST), "James Hazelton"
<jameshazelton@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>I guess that's kind of my point.  What qualifies for notecardability?

As I defined it originally: a game fits into the category if you CAN
print out, in 8-point Courier on a 3"x5" notecard, rules sufficient to
play, AND if the game is a single-stash game, with everything you need
in the single tube.

Those two characteristics define the category, and if Looney Labs
decided they wanted to, they could then go to the wiki, pick a dozen
games from that category that they felt were interesting and playable,
print labels like they did for Treehouse, and sell a different game on
every different stash color (including separate games on Rainbow and
Xeno treehouse stashes).  And be able to go back for a new game every
time they came out with a new color.

>On 12/21/06, Jeff Zeitlin <icehouse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Thu, 21 Dec 2006 12:00:10 -0500 (EST), "James Hazelton"
>> <jameshazelton@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> >The point of a Wiki is that anyone can update anything, so if you have a
>> >catagory to make, go ahead and make it.  I like the idea of a Non-Stacking
>> >Games catagory; that is, I can see how it would be useful.  However, I don't
>> >know who goes around writing the rules to games on their notecards to bring
>> >them along with their single stashes.  Also the matter of what qualifies.
>> >ICE-7 contains rules to games I thought for sure were too complex to be
>> >reduced down to a card.
>> Well, it wasn't necessarily that one would actually print out the rules
>> on a notecard, but that the rules were simple enough to be playable if
>> they were, with the secondary thought that *IF* they wanted to, Looney
>> Labs could then market stashes with the rules for any random GIANT like
>> they did with Treehouse: put the pyramids (and maybe one die) into a
>> tube, and print the rules on the label.
>> I haven't looked at ICE-7 lately; are the rules on the card(s)
>> sufficient to successfully play the game in question?

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