> - If the Looneys are OK with an Icehouse Awards during Origins, I > think it would be good to have the winner announced at Origins as > well. This would be great if we could pull it off, but it would involve playing, tallying votes, and awarding over the same weekend. I suppose it depends on how complicated we make the voting system if that could be done. Keep in mind that we would want to allow non-Origins voters to participate as well, so someone would have to gather and tabulate email votes, too. If it comes down to a choice, I would rather see people playing the games than see the announcement of the winner. > - I don't think they'll ever publish "Playing with Pyramids 2". I agree. The notion was entirely hypothetical. Suppose they were going to publish PwP2. Would the game under consideration be suitable for inclusion? It would need to: - Be a fun game - Have rules that were complete and unambiguous - Have well-written rules, with examples Even professionally developed games can have issues with the quality of the rules. With fan-developed games, they sometimes can be just horrible. I would like to see us encourage those with game design skills to solicit help from those with rules writing skills so we can have truly high quality games.