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Re: [Icehouse] Shotgunning

  • From"Elliott C. Evans" <eeyore@xxxxxxxx>
  • DateWed, 18 Jul 2007 17:21:19 -0400
Christopher H. wrote:
Could somebody explain snowball? It isn't on the strategy page.

Many players play their first two defensive pieces in a group huddle
near the center of the field, hoping to get a fortress that is at
least partially constructed of other players' pieces. This huddle is
called the snowball.

The name follows "cheeseball". The cheeseball maneuver consists of
building a fortress entirely out of your own pieces up against your
stash pad or an edge of the table. This cheese can save your bacon,
but it's an expensive way to acquire a fortress.

The multi-color fortress in the middle of the table builds by the
accumulation of ice, so it's called a snowball. The advantages to
having a fortressed defender are obvious, but the risk of the
snowball is that attacks on your snowball defenders can *also* be
fortressed, preventing over-icing of your defenders (and subsequent
restructuring) and locking the attacks in place.

Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans

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