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Re: [Icehouse] Icehouse

  • FromTheLoneGoldfish <thelonegoldfish@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateThu, 6 Nov 2008 20:36:38 -0400
I did like the movie though, with the sole exception of the lighting.
It did a very good job of displaying the translucency of the pieces,
but it kind of looked like the only light was from a flash bulb
sometimes (though that was most assuredly not the case as there were
reflections from various light sources coming towards the camera).


On Thu, Nov 6, 2008 at 7:57 PM, Elliott C. Evans <eeyore@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> thedunwichhorror@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>> Has anyone ever discussed adding to defenders? Stacking like trees
>> to add to their value.
> Icehouse is a physical game, almost a sport really. It relies on each
> footprint having a definite value. Allowing players to meddle with
> those values begins an arms race.
> A common situation is for a defender to be semi-fortressed, maybe it
> is at the edge of the snowball with only two openings that allow for
> attacks. The defender can be iced, but only by a maximum of six points.
> Once two 3-pointers are attacking the piece, it is locked up and no
> more attacks can be added. If the defender is a 3-pointer and stacking
> is allowed, it's too easy for to stack another 3-pointer on it and
> squander both attackers with no hope of redemption, unless of course
> you allow stacked attacks. Then the defender stacks. Then the attacker
> stacks. Etcetera.
> A large part of playing Icehouse is determining your balance between
> attacks and defenders. Anything that increases the strategic value
> of defenders discourages attackers and changes the game's balance.
>> Not to mention making all of my filled pieces useless.
> This is one of the reasons I like playing Icehouse with filled pieces,
> it discourages any thoughts of stacking. =^>
> --
> Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans
> eeyore@xxxxxxxx
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