On Thursday, January 24, 2008, at 12:56PM, "Elliott C. Evans" <eeyore@xxxxxxxx> wrote: > >Sam Z. wrote: >> It makes me wonder if there are any other major leaps like this >> to be made regarding already well established Icehouse games? > >It's always been my opinion that the energy spent "fixing" >existing games would be better spent designing, testing, and >playing brand new games. But sometimes there is a legitimate problem to solve. Zendo, while being my favorite Icehouse game, does take a lot of time and space (and pyramids) to play. Ikkozendo solves some of those problems while still remaining true to the game. >Variants can be fun from time to time but pushing "new" versions >of established games sometimes causes a split between fans that >winds up effectively killing both the old and the new. I respectfully disagree. Variants have their time and place and my playgroup at least can maintain a distinction.