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Treehouse Tube Rules?
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I started my pyramania with an IceDice set, and I missed the window for the old tube-packaged sets of Treehouse. But now I'd like to get my hands on a copy of the rules from that set. Or maybe…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew Rogers Dec 21, 2012.

IceSickle revival
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As I've been playing around with the new Treehouse, I noticed that another old Pyramid game playable with the contents of the little green bag is IceSickle. Suitably inspired, I made an edit pass at…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joshua Denmeade Nov 26, 2012.

Guess That Goal
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The new Guess That Goal game is a great way to cultivate interest in a new Fluxx game.…Continue

Tags: Fluxx, Cthulhu

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Autzen Jun 29, 2012.

 

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ABOUT MY HISTORY WITH LOONEY LABS...
Just started playing with Looney Pyramids in December 2011, and I've already tried out more than seventy different games. I'm sort of an autochthonous pyramaniac: although someone offered to play Gnostica with me years ago when I lived elsewhere, I've initiated nearly everyone with whom I have so far actually played.

I enjoy Aquarius, and find that it has a deep synergy with Rainbow Pyramids. I have created two IceQuarius games: Aquarius Rising and Quintazone-Chaser. The former is one of my very favorite Pyramid games (even though I've excluded games of my own design from my Starship Admiral list).

My preferred flavors of Fluxx are Martian and Cthulhu.
ABOUT ME...
Overeducated Rabelaisian bon vivant and interplanetary knight-monk. "Verily is the Pyramid a Temple of Initiation. Verily also is it a tomb."
LOONEY LABS GAMES I PLAY/PROMOTE:
Fluxx, Looney Pyramids, Aquarius

My Game Designs

Abiegnus - "Rosicrucian Volcano" on the Tablet of Union.

Aquarius Rising - Looney Pyramids add a third dimension to Aquarius.

Barrakesh Express - riding the Martian rails.

Builders of R'lyeh - constructing the drowned city of Cthulhu.

Dragonflock - feuding dragon clans for two players on a Volcano board.

Freimaurerei - an original two-player Pyramid game about lodge-based conspiracy.

Houses of Thoth - erect mystical mansions with pyramids and a Tarot deck.

Magma - a jumpy game of patience on a Volcano board.

Martian Senet - a race through the Martian underworld.

Martianopolis 500 - racing around a ring of chessboard wedges.

Phalanstery - competition to engineer a group for your "innocent mania."

Quintazone-Chaser - a little game to follow the IceQuarius escapade of Quintazone.

Sphinx's Paw - a Pyramid game based on a Lovecraft story set in Egypt.

Supercalifragilisticano - square Volcano beyond "Mega."

Whack Chess - a disorienting Pyramid mutation of modern chess.

In addition, I've developed designs for pieces constructed from pyramids for the existing games of Rosicrucian Chess, Barsoomian Jetan, Gorean Kaissa, and Gala.

My profile on IcehouseOrg

C'est moi on BGG

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At 1:03am on April 15, 2012, Chris Wilkerson said…

I played Builders of R'lyeh this evening with a friend. We had a lot of fun playing it. Couple things of note. There are times when you are unable to complete an action, mostly at the start of the game, no rules are in place for this so what we did was just use that as a skip turn action. It feels like the "wierd" placement of pieces isnt a very fun mechanic and that maybe the spot on the dice would be better suited with another add floor action. This would give the die a third add floor action, possible a force new building by adding a floor would be an interesting idea.

Overall though we had a blast playing it. Thank you for creating a fun game! :-D We took a few pictures and I may upload them to the site later.

At 3:39pm on March 9, 2012, Jason Troutman said…
Sorry for the delay. Busy, such is life. Thank You for adding a variant to Martianopoly! Much appreciated!
At 10:42pm on February 24, 2012, Niall Bole said…

Quick Dragonflight question - does a Flock prohibit other Flocks from entering adjacent squares? If not, what happens if two flocks enter a Dispute?

At 9:59pm on February 21, 2012, Doug Orleans said…

I think I originally called them "regions", but renamed them to "zones" when I came up with the Quintazone name.  I think I got the term "regions" from Tigris & Euphrates, where a "kingdom" is a "region" with one or more leaders.  I thought about having a separate name for an occupied region/zone, but it didn't seem warranted.

At 10:04pm on February 20, 2012, Doug Orleans said…

Hey, thanks for the comment! I still haven't gotten around to trying the new Aquarius deck, but I suspected it might be pretty well-suited for Quintazone.  Did you ever play it with the older deck?  What did you think of the differences?  Thanks for updating the wiki page, but I suggest adding a note in the History section too just to be clear (and to give yourself credit!)

Unfortunately my web server just happens to be down at the moment, and I'm on a business trip in FL for another couple of weeks so I can't get it back up until then.  Meanwhile, you can get that page from the Wayback Machine:

http://web.archive.org/web/20090626035618/http://steak.place.org/games/aquarius/

There's really only one other game there, a deduction game inspired by Black Vienna called Elementary:

http://web.archive.org/web/20090626222802/http://steak.place.org/games/aquarius/elementary/

It doesn't quite work, but I think it had some promise.  But really, the thing I am most proud of is the name!  :)

At 10:38pm on February 8, 2012, Dave Autzen said…

Ending up going home early sick, so have not tried it Dragonflock yet, Will let you know when it happens.

At 12:54pm on December 29, 2011, The Looneys said…

Thanks for joining the Looney Labs Fan Club, we look forward to chatting with you in the forums!

-Kristin and Andy Looney

Matthew Rogers's Event Reports

Cthluhu Fluxx Demo at Church

Five new players: one was even new to the church, having come to this public event expressly to play Fluxx! We warmed up with a game of Builders of R'lyeh, so that I could show off some pyramids while keeping to the Lovecraftian theme. 

I sat out the first Cthulhu Fluxx game, serving as a neutral play consultant. This game had no winner as an un-goal brought play to a close.

The…

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Posted on July 24, 2012 at 11:30pm

The Thing on the Doorstep

When I arrived home yesterday, a Cthulhu Fluxx demo kit was The Thing on the Doorstep. (And a good Thing too, lest I become The Lurker at the Threshold.) My daughter had been eagerly awaiting a new Fluxx game, and she insisted that we play right away. (Not that I resisted at all.)



Our first game went pretty smoothly. She would have won once or twice, if I hadn't changed the goal in the nick of time. New rules seemed slow in coming for this game. Maybe I didn't…

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Posted on July 10, 2012 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Gnostica at Aum. Ha. Lodge

Played a fine four-handed game of Gnostica tonight, and just managed to win. I grew a Knight into Temperance on the far corner of the field, and quickly created and occupied two more territories from there, allowing me to declare my impending victory with 11 points. My opponents did strip off two, but I survived to win.

Here's the game pretty early on; I'm cyan. That two of discs in the corner eventually grew up to be Temperance.…

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Posted on June 13, 2012 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

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May 25, 2013
Matthew Rogers replied to Greg Lattanzio's discussion 'The IceAwards for 2012, play through of the games from 2011 FINAL VOTING ROUND'
"Thanks for all your work on the 2011 IceAwards, Greg. I don't feel like I pulled my weight to the extent that I might have, but I'm glad to see the process bear fruit."
Mar 12, 2013
Matthew Rogers replied to Nicholas Lamicela's discussion 'Zendo elevator speech'
"Of course you can use that. It strikes me as a little too lofty in its diction; it could probably be tamed into greater vernacularity."
Feb 19, 2013
Matthew Rogers replied to Nicholas Lamicela's discussion 'Zendo elevator speech'
"I'm not sure the word "cooperative" belongs in a Zendo description. Ordinarily, Zendo is a competitive game, with opportunities to take advantage of the efforts of other players.   Since Mastermind is deductive and Zendo is…"
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Jan 26, 2013
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Dec 22, 2012
Matthew Rogers replied to Matthew Rogers's discussion 'Treehouse Tube Rules?'
"Terrific. I'm actually having trouble legibly printing out the BGG image file. I'll send you my address. I figured there would be folks with a surplus of old tube rules. Thanks in advance."
Dec 21, 2012
Scott Myers replied to Matthew Rogers's discussion 'Treehouse Tube Rules?'
"if you give me your address, I can probably send you one of my dozen sets of classic treehouse rules. fFunny thing about those.  you'd buy a bunch of tubes, and you'd get a whole lot of rules to that one game.  I think i still…"
Dec 21, 2012
Matthew Rogers replied to Matthew Rogers's discussion 'Treehouse Tube Rules?'
"Yeah, that's just what I need. Thanks!"
Dec 21, 2012
Russ Williams replied to Matthew Rogers's discussion 'Treehouse Tube Rules?'
"There's a scan at boardgamegeek of some older version of the Treehouse rules from the tube: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/112988/treehouse"
Dec 21, 2012
Matthew Rogers posted a discussion

Treehouse Tube Rules?

I started my pyramania with an IceDice set, and I missed the window for the old tube-packaged sets of Treehouse. But now I'd like to get my hands on a copy of the rules from that set. Or maybe someone could even tell me whether it will really answer my need. Here's the scenario.Pink Hijinks is adorable, but a little frustrating in the face of the terrific flexibility offered by the contents of other pyramid games. E.g. The new Treehouse set explicitly offers itself to play Pharaoh, but it's…See More
Dec 21, 2012
Matthew Rogers replied to Howard Wilson II's discussion 'Mobile Fluxx'
"I don't know why I'm posting on this thread, because I don't even own a mobile device to play game apps. But. As I understand it, the limited OS support is a function of the mobile developer/distributor Playdek. They aspire to enter…"
Dec 18, 2012
Matthew Rogers replied to David Artman's discussion 'Icehousegames.org Being Hammered With Spambots'
"Yeah, I got it again today."
Dec 18, 2012
Matthew Rogers replied to David Artman's discussion 'Icehousegames.org Being Hammered With Spambots'
"I'm Carthoris.  I just tried an update to my user page and got: Internal Server Error The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request. Please contact the server administrator,…"
Dec 17, 2012
Matthew Rogers replied to Bill Leonard's discussion 'Cthulhu Fluxx Doom/Anti-Doom Question'
"Net = Total Doom icons minus Total Anti-Doom icons"
Dec 5, 2012
Matthew Rogers replied to Kevin L.'s discussion 'Wanted: Gray Pyramid Stash'
"Yeah, I still like the idea of a "Crypto Stash" with opaque gray, tan, silver, and gold, and translucent bottle-brown. There's been no hint that this is under serious consideration, though. I noticed recently that the easiest way to…"
Dec 5, 2012
 
 
 

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