Avri Klemer wrote:
But I am looking forward to hearing more details about the International Icehouse Tournament!
More details, now available here - http://www.ee0r.com/icehouse/tourneya2.html Wish I had more specific stuff in there, but my memory of game specifics fades very quickly. I remember calling Icehouse in game (I think) 9 and having it be invalid because one of the defenders of the person I thought I was calling it on was not actually iced. The attacker we all thought was icing it actually missed the defender and pointed at another attacker. I remember deciding to ice all Phil's remaining defenders and put him in the Icehouse, but by the time I was finished throwing pieces into attacks, I didn't have enough time or firepower to save things. Then he got a prisoner and started squandering my attacks. I was pretty lucky to even share that win, really. I remember ending game three of the finals with six of my own points on my stash pad. I remember crashing the only prisoner I had all game and being unable to save my iced defenders while basically everybody else had a prisoner or two. I remember a couple of times having to speed play a bunch of pieces near the end of the game to make somebody's prisoner their last piece and lock out any restructuring. Watching people try to figure out whether to use their last prisoner to ice something, squander something, both, or be squandered was always amusing. -- Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans eeyore@xxxxxxxx