Looney Labs Icehouse Mailing list Archive

Re: [Icehouse] Icehouse Rules video

  • From"Tucker" <jazzfish@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateWed, 18 Jul 2007 10:56:11 -0400 (EDT)
> I'd love to hear from folks who've actually learned from the printed
> rules.

I learned from the printed rules, um, probably ten years ago now. So, well
before the version in PwP. I think that makes me and Eric Zuckerman almost
the only self-taught IIT competitors.

I don't remember much about the learning process, except that the concepts
of the game were fascinating enough to keep me struggling on.

At one point there was a one-page cheat-sheet somewhere on Wunderland.com.
I used it pretty often to teach other people how to play.

The only complicated part of the rules is "over-iced." Other than that, it
boils down to:

1. Upright is defending.
2. Pointing at a defender is attacking.
3. You have to beat (not just equal) the value of the defender in order
for an attack to be successful.

Regret, by definition, comes too late;
Say what you mean. Bear witness. Iterate.
 --John M. Ford, "Against Entropy"