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Re: [Icehouse] Xeno color mapping for Homeworlds

  • From"Jake Eakle" <jseakle@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateMon, 4 Jun 2007 21:21:58 -0700
I am very much in favor of James' mapping. Cyan is extremely non-green in my mind, and though I see it as a very different color than Icehouse Blue, mapping it to green seems very wrong, and mapping it to Blue seems obvious. The green/purple pairing is really not that much of a problem for me; they seem very similar. Reminds me of eggplant, say, or as has been pointed out, anything rotting. Also, while I'm not a Babylon 5 fan, that association seems to be a neat mnemonic for a lot of people too, and has already become one for me even though I don't watch the show.

(Personman on SDG)

On 6/4/07, Subhan Tindall <subhan.michael@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 6/4/07, Andy Looney <andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Thank you all for your helpful input. A few random responses:
> > Find 10-20+ random people, preferable people not familiar with
> > Icehouse at all, or at least not homeworlds players.
> I disagree with this approach. I'm more interested in a color mapping that
> feels right to Homeworlds players than one which random strangers think
> makes sense. However...
Not sure I agree with this.  I guess it comes down to the target
audience/goals in mind for the 3House book.  If you are wanting 3House
to market to & draw in new players, the opionions of random people are
exactly what you should be interested in (IMHO of course!).  If you
want to get new people playing homeworlds, consider the perspective of
2 people who have not played homeworlds, sitting down with a Rainbow &
a Xeno set, trying to play homeworlds.  If the mapping is confusing or
doesn't feel 'natural' it will negatively impact the experience of the
Just my $0.02

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