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Alternative Graphical Treehouse Die
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So I was thinking.The dice in Pyramid Arcade are almost universally attractive little objects with, in my opinion, one slightly disappointing member of the team - the Treehouse die.It's not that it's…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Artman May 25, 2016.

 

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Fan, Educator
ABOUT MY HISTORY WITH LOONEY LABS...
Having harboured a long-time, low-level interest in the Icehouse Pyramids system, and having played many versions of Fluxx in my time, I finally took the plunge with Pyramid Arcade.

I'm already thinking about making a full set of giant cones to use at school for my Board Games Club. Oh, and I've spent hours looking at the unusual/rare stashes - I want a set of Grays, but doesn't everybody?
HOW DID YOU LEARN ABOUT LOONEY LABS?
UK Ex-pat, assistant teaching in a local Elementary school and running a board games club for our 3rd and 4th graders.

Big board gamer, minor WoW player, width-first nerd.
LOONEY LABS GAMES I PLAY/PROMOTE:
Fluxx, Looney Pyramids

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David Artman replied to Joe Clark's discussion 'Alternative Graphical Treehouse Die'
"Search on wiki for "Treehouse die". You're gonna be busy! ;)"
May 25, 2016
Joe Clark replied to Joe Clark's discussion 'Alternative Graphical Treehouse Die'
"For Treehouse, I like the visual reminder of which move can be done from which position. It's probably not a problem for players who are more familiar with the game, but extra help for newbies like me is always appreciated!"
May 17, 2016
Joe Clark replied to Joe Clark's discussion 'Alternative Graphical Treehouse Die'
"I am tempted..."
May 17, 2016
Joe Clark replied to Joe Clark's discussion 'Alternative Graphical Treehouse Die'
"In Arcade, Black Ice actually uses the graphical "Lightning" dice, funnily enough. Are you familiar with any other games that use the THoD? I'd be interested to see how else it's put to use. I'll look into Timelock."
May 17, 2016
theyear199X replied to Joe Clark's discussion 'Alternative Graphical Treehouse Die'
"Maybe you could make arrows that use pyramids for the points?"
May 17, 2016
Joe Clark replied to Joe Clark's discussion 'Alternative Graphical Treehouse Die'
"I like the reticule idea for "Aim"! I'd be concerned that the "Hop" and "Dig" were too similar to be easily discernable at table-distance, but I'm sure my design suffers the same limitation. I guess I'm…"
May 17, 2016
Joe Clark replied to Joe Clark's discussion 'Alternative Graphical Treehouse Die'
"For sure - I'm not really proposing a replacement so much as an alternative. Part of the fun of the Icehouse system is having the pieces to play a huge number of different games, but that's not to say more specialised components can't…"
May 17, 2016
theyear199X replied to Joe Clark's discussion 'Alternative Graphical Treehouse Die'
"Obviously we must make dice for every game!"
May 17, 2016
Greg Lattanzio replied to Joe Clark's discussion 'Alternative Graphical Treehouse Die'
"You forgot Timelock and Black Ice. I play Martian Coasters, Black Ice, and Timelock the most (especially Timelock). I almost never play Treehouse, and I'm not sure how well the graphical dice would lend themselves to those games."
May 17, 2016
theyear199X replied to Joe Clark's discussion 'Alternative Graphical Treehouse Die'
"Yeah here are some more quick ideas, slightly more clean:"
May 17, 2016
theyear199X replied to Joe Clark's discussion 'Alternative Graphical Treehouse Die'
"Interesting idea.  I feel like most of the moves could be represented with just an arrow, maybe.  Something like Dig as a down arrow, Hop as an up arrow, Swap as an arrow pointing left and right, Tip with a curved downwards arced arrow,…"
May 17, 2016
J.M replied to Joe Clark's discussion 'Alternative Graphical Treehouse Die'
"I think all the arrows would be kind of confusing on a small dice face. And the words surprisingly lend themselves well to be used in other games. A game I'm designing actually uses them for events and more graphics would just muddle that…"
May 14, 2016
Joe Clark replied to Joe Clark's discussion 'Alternative Graphical Treehouse Die'
"Thank you! I do think they came out pretty nicely, if I do say so myself. You're probably right that a separate style for Coasters would be more appealing than adding the words to the current design. "Dig" does present a challenge in…"
May 12, 2016
James Mitchell replied to Joe Clark's discussion 'Alternative Graphical Treehouse Die'
"I really like your ideas. I probably wouldn't have the words on the new dice though, and would just swap them out when need be. In regards to Martian Coasters/Looney Ludo dice, you could probably design some extra dice for that as well which…"
May 11, 2016
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Alternative Graphical Treehouse Die

So I was thinking.The dice in Pyramid Arcade are almost universally attractive little objects with, in my opinion, one slightly disappointing member of the team - the Treehouse die.It's not that it's ugly, exactly, it's just... words on a box. I am no graphic designer, and certainly not one with any measurable talent, but I thought I might take a shot at making a graphological alternative. I set to work with my ballpoint pen and my drafting cards across the course of the day and came up with…See More
May 10, 2016
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