Looney Labs Rabbits Mailing list Archive

Re: [Rabbits] Rabbit Only Items in Dangling Carrot (was Re: Gray 'mids?)

  • From"Laurie J. Rich" <knitmeapony@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateFri, 26 Jan 2007 15:48:25 -0600
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.

"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