On 1/26/07, kerry_and_ryan@xxxxxxx <kerry_and_ryan@xxxxxxx> wrote:
My thoughts: If you don't have enough rabbit points to allocate even one to grey pyramids, go do another demo or whathaveyou. It's fine to just BE a rabbit and not DO anything, but the Rabbit Point system was designed specifically to get you to DO things. The Dangling Carrot is exactly that -- a reward that's shown to you to get you DO something. If you don't have even one one rabbit point, then you don't deserve the "exclusive" stash of grey pyramids.
I agree with this (with the exception of the phraseology - -everyone deserves shiny pyramids of all colors! It's just you haven't earned it.) Everyone has things they can't afford, things they want and can't have. It's a part of life! If you're a broke college student, you're a broke college student, and you may have to wait longer to get stuff if you want to preserve your Rabbit Points. I -would- like to see more ways to earn Rabbit Points. There can be a problem with folks who just don't have time for conventions, don't have a FLGS, etc etc. I don't think every pick-up game should count, but I'd love to be able to get a single rabbit point for demoing my game at some party or gathering I went to. (And really demoing -- I don't mean just playing among folks who mostly know how to play, I mean demoing to a new crowd). One thing I've learned is to keep Treehouse and Fluxx in my purse. Now and then I'll be hanging out with folks, things will get slow, and I can actually say 'want to play a quick game' and play away. (This is particularly great at the place where I tutor -- nothing distracts kids from 'mom is running late' like a new game to play.) I think that's demo-ing as much as running a little experiment, though obviously worth many fewer points. And to tack onto that, a even a truely involved, long, and well-written review of the game on a site that's worthy (not a blog where 1 or 2 people may read it, but if you have access to a place where 100 may) might be worth a single point. Creating games in the wiki for Treehouse/Icehouse might even be worth a few points eventually. It'd be up for argument about how much, but if all you want is one point for an exclusive item, it might be worth it for you to really do something unique and creative. Laurie. -- "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