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Pyramid buying patterns WAS:[Re: [Icehouse] What is 2HOUSE?]

  • From"Laurie J. Rich" <knitmeapony@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateMon, 12 Nov 2007 16:45:29 -0600
One tiny point I'd like to jump in on:

On Nov 12, 2007 4:33 PM, Jorge Arroyo <trozo@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>Furthermore, as this is about selling sets: No individual game is
going to drive people to buy
>a second set.

Not true.  Although I may be the exception that proves the rule, that
fits my buying pattern perfectly.  I don't buy something because it's
endlessly flexible.  I'm a lazy gamer.  I don't design games, I don't
want to.  I don't want to buy something and -then- go digging for
games from an expansive list.

I DO want books like 3HOUSE (and 2HOUSE and 4HOUSE, should they ever
exist) -- and a few sets of solid rules put together as 2HOUSE would
drive me to buy a second set, just as one game in 3HOUSE drove me to
buy two more sets.

I buy something when I have concrete proof I like it.  One good game
will do that for me.  I consider myself less of the pieceniker/game
designer/hardcore gamer and more of the consumer gamer... and I think
those are the sales we're really trying to push, and will be harder to

There's my two cents, that's all.

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired,
signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not
fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
April 16, 1953