Looney Labs Icehouse Mailing list Archive
Re: [Icehouse] Re: New Game: Geomancy
- From"James Hazelton" <jameshazelton@xxxxxxxxx>
- DateSun, 4 Mar 2007 00:21:13 -0600
Well, upright pieces are immediately recast because they have no field presence. Since they don't point in any direction, they have no aura to spread to other pieces. An upright piece would pretty much be a sitting duck with no capturing potential, so there is little benefit to deliberately pointing a piece up. I suppose it could be rotated on a later turn, but then what's the point of putting it upright in the first place? This isn't a consideration for most players, but having a game that is solid-friendly is a bonus. Adding the stackability dimension may make for an interesting game, but a solid-friendly game might attract some pieceniks. I'll pass your suggestions on to Steve to see what he thinks.
Thanks to both of you for playing!