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RE: [Icehouse] Icehouse Rules video

  • From"Christopher Hickman" <tophu@xxxxxxx>
  • DateWed, 18 Jul 2007 13:59:57 -0400
> In the same way, some of the features of Icehouse (fortressing,
> snowballing, restructuring, shotgunning, sharing the pain) come out of
> playing the game, and seeing what happens.  To be perfectly honest,
> I'm not sure which of the strategies like fortressing and
> restructuring were already in mind when the game was created.  I'm
> also not sure *how* Jake Davenport came up with the shotgunning
> strategy, and I would love to know how it came about.
> In any case, my point is, Icehouse is far more about understanding
> strategy than understanding just the rules.

Well, that's perfectly clear to me after reading these paragraphs, since I
*think* I know how to play based on the reading of the rules, but I have no
idea what you are talking about. ;)

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