I think the restrictions in this past IGDC were not bad. But some of the ways people used the restrictions were a little contrived. I think a general requirement in the next IGDC might be good as something like: "You must use some other conventional gaming equipment in a slightly unconventional way." This would be a broad qualifier, and would enable your Uno deck/3-d checkerboard suggestions, without limiting the creative process to some arbitrary boundaries. Nice suggestions, by the way. :) Cheers! --Scott On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 7:52 AM, Bryan Stout <stoutwb@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > I don't know when the next IGDC will be, but I do have some > suggestions for future competitions: > > 1. Design a game using a chess board with terrain, that is different > levels of elevation. For example, the game Terrace > (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2872) uses an 8x8 board with 8 > levels in a saddle shape, two opposing corners having the highest > level, and the other two corners the lowest; the levels affect how the > pieces move and capture. I have designed a game Ziggurat which treats > the chessboard as a pyramid-shaped board, and I'll be posting it to > the wiki soon. I have thought of other ways of assigning elevation to > the chessboard, and I find it very productive for creative game ideas. > > 2. Design a game using one or more Uno card game decks. I remember > someone once mentioning that Uno could make a good fit with Treehouse, > since the colors of the suits match the colors in Rainbow stashes. I > haven't done anything along those lines yet, but I think that should > be another good source of ideas. > > IIRC, the next competition was supposed to be unrestricted, but if it > happens soon enough I may submit Ziggurat anyway. But I would like to > see future competitions around either of these themes. > > Bryan > _______________________________________________ > Icehouse mailing list > Icehouse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > http://lists.looneylabs.com/mailman/listinfo/icehouse > -- A pizza with the radius 'z' and thickness 'a' has the volume pi*z*z*a.