On Wed, 1 Aug 2007, Ryan McGuire and Kerry Breitenbach wrote:
If the greater Icehouse community is moving to the Treehouse paradigm, then piecenikking efforts should be channeled toward making XHouse sets, where X is [Tree, 2, 3, 4, 5, ...]). In that case buying Treehouse units is EXACTLY what you want.
No, not exactly.
I could easily see Black Ice being played with red pieces that are candy cane striped, yellow ones with smiley faces, etc.
Sometimes you want that. But more often you want to start with all clear pieces -- or all white pieces -- and apply the color scheme entirely from scratch. The fact that you're making treehouse stashes rather than monochrome stashes doesn't change that.
(This is not a criticism of LL. Piecenikkers are a tiny part of the market.)
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