Joseph Carter
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Lunar Chess/Martian Chess for iOS
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Does anybody happen to know who developed "Lunar Chess" for iOS? It's Free(*) in the App Store (modest fee to remove the ads that theoretically support the dev's $99/yr signing cert fee—though the…Continue

Tags: iOS, LunarChess, MartianChess, LooneyPyramids

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joseph Carter Jun 9.

Zark City and Rook
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Rook, if you've been living under a rock, is an odd bird.  (See what I did there?)  It's a deck of 57 cards, made because a lot of American Bible Belt Christians see poker/bridge cards as second only…Continue

Tags: Rook, ZarkCity, Pyramids

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joseph Carter May 30.

The chessboard bandanna…
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Okay, so we all know you can't get them anymore.  And we all know that they're really kind of nifty, especially version two with canals for Martian Chess and other games.I have the beginnings of a…Continue

Tags: MartianChess, DIY, bandana, bandanna, chessboard

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joshua Lewis Miles Jul 22.

Pyramid storage
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Hi everyone, I'm looking for a way to store my pyramids and assorted other stuff.  Actually, two ways–one for an Icehouse set, and one for full set of (currently 11) colors.  I've noticed pink…Continue

Tags: travel, storage, pyramids

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joshua Lewis Miles on Thursday.

 

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FAN CLUB MEMBER TYPE:
Fan, Demo Team, Educator
STORE NAME / TRADE AFFILIATION:
Preparedness guy with Not A Kit
ABOUT MY HISTORY WITH LOONEY LABS...
My first Looney Labs game was Chrononauts, purchased at a FLGS by my casual gamer GF. It looked fun and not too complicated to her. Then Family Fluxx because I wanted to play Fluxx in a version she'd agree to try. We now play Fluxx variants often. I've recently started playing Aquarius because it seemed interesting. Oh, and I just discovered Pyramids, the most underrated gaming system I think I've ever seen! This must be rectified with everyone I know. :)
ABOUT ME...
I teach emergency preparedness in my day job. Realistically, not like on TV. That creates a fun intersection with my gaming hobby because in real emergencies, people need stuff to DO that doesn't involve a cell phone, wifi, a TV, or a game console. Games—or rather game systems—that pack small and carry easily are a perfect solution. Pyramids are a recent discovery for me as of this writing, but they've rapidly become an addiction! Do you know how many games you can play with some pyramids, dice, and a couple decks of cards? Literally thousands.
LOONEY LABS GAMES I PLAY/PROMOTE:
Fluxx, Looney Pyramids, Time Travel Games, Aquarius

Starship Captain List

Cadet training transcripts

I got my first IceDice set just 2014-May-6 and was immediately addicted. (Maybe Albinism is a genetic marker of some Martian ancestry?)

Before I had completed my Starship Captain training, I'd already run an informal pyramids demo.  These were the games I learned, in order:

  • IceDice
  • LaunchPad 23
  • Treehouse
  • Pharaoh
  • Pink Hijinks
  • Martian Chess
  • Black ICE
  • Volcano(*)
  • Martian Coasters
  • Ice Towers
  • Zark City
  • Caldera
  • Homeworlds
  • Lunar Invaders

* It was actually after I learned Ice Towers that I was first able to actually PLAY Volcano because I didn't have the pyramids to do it until I got a second Pink Hijinks set.  (My xenos come from two different sources and I am still waiting for some to arrive this week.)

2014-May-19 is graduation day!  I can now rank my top 10 games!  :)

 

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Joshua Lewis Miles replied to Joseph Carter's discussion 'Pyramid storage'
"Last 2 images. The inside looks a little cramped, but there is plenty of room, I couldnt find a good way to hold the camera and move the baggies inside and hold the bag open and snap the picture to show how much room there is, but as I said I…"
Thursday
Joshua Lewis Miles replied to Joseph Carter's discussion 'Pyramid storage'
"First three pictures. Used a 3 pip pyramid for size reference. As you can see its a decent sized bag, also inside the bag are three rainbow stashes, you can see there is plenty or room to the right for a few more rainbow stashes to layer the bottom."
Thursday
Erik Walton replied to Joseph Carter's discussion 'Pyramid storage'
"Wow, that's big. Much larger than the pictures seem to suggest. Looking forward to the pictures!"
Thursday
Joshua Lewis Miles replied to Joseph Carter's discussion 'Pyramid storage'
"Ok, so I got the Pencil case in today. The thing is Huge....Way bigger than I expected. I tried out my Looney Pyramids Demo kit and all 6 rainbow stashes EASILY fit with plenty of room to spare. As it stands right now I could put each…"
Thursday
Joshua Lewis Miles replied to Joseph Carter's discussion 'Pyramid storage'
"I expect to have my pencil case here Monday so I will see how the pyramids fit in there, and how it fits into my Looney Labs Purple bag. for one storage and transport option. The only downside is the pencil case comes from China any domestic ones…"
Aug 23
Joshua Lewis Miles replied to Joseph Carter's discussion 'Pyramid storage'
"It is not bad. It's just one of those mini coolers for a sixer done up with the Looney Labs logo on it. so it has plenty of internal space. I use it more for holding the Pyramids that are already stored in something like a small bag. but it is…"
Aug 20
Erik Walton replied to Joseph Carter's discussion 'Pyramid storage'
"How is that? I'm mainly using the pyramid bags plus my old clear plastic Martian chess box. Had been considering getting that lunch box bag, but have been on the fence about it."
Aug 20
Joshua Lewis Miles replied to Joseph Carter's discussion 'Pyramid storage'
"I just ordered the zippered canvas pencil case. I will post up here with details on how it works out when I get it. I plan on probably getting that makeup case and fiddling with the mirror slab to see what I can come up with next month. Then I will…"
Aug 20
Joshua Lewis Miles replied to Joseph Carter's discussion 'Pyramid storage'
Aug 20
Erik Walton replied to Joseph Carter's discussion 'Pyramid storage'
"Oo, that is a nice bag. Let us know how that works for you!"
Aug 18
Joshua Lewis Miles replied to Joseph Carter's discussion 'Pyramid storage'
"http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008DZTKU0/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2VI2DCTH4OHN2&coliid=I2L9E7SVR6CMWN there is the link to the makeup case I was talking about...from the picture it looks like the mirror slab is removable with…"
Aug 11
Joshua Lewis Miles replied to Joseph Carter's discussion 'Pyramid storage'
Aug 10
Joshua Lewis Miles replied to Joseph Carter's discussion 'Pyramid storage'
"I was thinking about it and getting a set of Martian coasters printed up on a small 4" mousepad would give you the ability to roll them up and stuff them into a small container as well. Then you would just need to find something sturdy to sit…"
Jul 24
Joshua Lewis Miles replied to Joseph Carter's discussion 'The chessboard bandanna…'
"I like the extra space on these. Makes it great for people in super windy areas to be able to put the board in the center of something and tie-down or strap the rest of the towel down so the board doesn't fly away on you. and most likely way…"
Jul 22
Joshua Lewis Miles replied to Joseph Carter's discussion 'Pyramid storage'
""The second is kind of a games survival kit" this is exactly what got me back into tabletop style games. I have all this junk for suyrviviing a disaster and realized that if its something major that shuts down utilities for weeks or even…"
Jul 22
Joseph Carter replied to Fogus's discussion 'Glitter!'
"Oh there's online versions of just about everything needed to play somewhere or other. You may have to find some of it though as there are a few dead links that get in the way. But as I noted on the game techs FB group, I'm an archivist…"
Jun 17

Joseph Carter's Event Reports

Pyramids at a private event

This was kind of a dry run for me as I've never hosted a games event before and I didn't have any formal materials with me—just IceDice, three Treehouse sets, and the board and rules card from Pink Hijinks.  (I deliberately didn't bring the pink nests I'm now lobbying to call a "short stash".)  Academy stuff was mentioned, but again this was done without formal materials.  :)

We started with IceDice because I consider it to be the modern "base set" for pyramid gaming.  Since there…

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