Nicholas Lamicela
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Carrots & Broccoli rules question
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I don't understand the rule for moving wall pieces. It says"The black pyramid can only be moved one orthogonal space and must be no more than two squares away from the other black pyramids."Is that…Continue

Tags: clarification, rules, broccoli, and, carrots

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nicholas Lamicela Jan 31.

Games you can play with a Starship Captain tin.
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So ever since Andy found a commercially available tin that perfectly fits a Binary Homeworlds set of 36…Continue

Tags: travel, tin, games, icehouse, captain

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nick Sula Jan 16.

Shipping Deadlines
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Is it too late to order something online and have it arrive before christmas? I already asked my FLGS and they're not able to order what I want right now.Continue

Tags: gift, christmas, shipping, store

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nicholas Lamicela Dec 17, 2013.

Storing Icehouse Pieces
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Ah, the age-old question... how the heck do you put these things away when you want to put them on the shelf or in a backpack?The big thing I've run into this time around is that I'd like something…Continue

Tags: portability, crafts, game, box, storage

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joshua Denmeade Nov 28, 2013.

 

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ABOUT MY HISTORY WITH LOONEY LABS...
Saw a set of monochrome icehouse pyramids and The Empty City at a game store when I was about 9. It looked interesting but was way out of my price range (by which I mean my allowance). Later I was introduced to Chrononauts at summer camp, and I was hooked. I noticed one of the ID cards was marked as part 1 of 3, so I looked up the other parts on the website. I wandered around the website a lot in 2001 or so (the design has changed a LOT since then and I haven't explored it as much). My game store didn't stock treehouse at the time, so my first two Xeno sets were bought online. I bought three more at my game store once they were in stock, and eventually got five Rainbow sets as well. At one point I also had the PWP and 3H booklets, but they (and my Martian Coasters set) were both totally ruined when I accidentally left my set in the rain at a picnic. The pyramids survived and have been re-housed into a chessboard-print bag from Altered States. I was lucky enough to meet Andrew himself on a trip to DC once. He's a cool guy.

I'll be sad to see LL start outsourcing products, but I do understand that injection molding for games might be a bit of a niche market, so I can understand.
ABOUT ME...
I go by Nupanick basically everywhere online. My favorite LL product is the Pyramids series, whatever name they finally decide on. I am colorblind, so I never play with both the Blue and Purple stash. I like to use the Pink pyramids if I need an extra color anyway. My games bag currently contains a deck of cards, a homemade piecepack, a bunch of pennies I painted white on one side and black on the other, a decktet, and the 7 pyramid colors I use most often: the original 4, the 2 added in the black ice expansion, and the new pink ones.
LOONEY LABS GAMES I PLAY/PROMOTE:
Fluxx, Looney Pyramids, Time Travel Games

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At 11:42am on June 16, 2011, The Looneys said…

Hello there - it's great to see you here online!  Thanks for joining our fan club! 

Looks like your profile is almost all set up...  but we have one silly request.  Please drag your LATEST ACTIVITY box to the bottom of your profile page. This will give folks a chance to get to know you (by reading your profile) before diving in to see what you have been doing here at the fan club recently.

Thanks, we look forward to chatting with you in the forums! 

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Nick Sula replied to Nicholas Lamicela's discussion 'Games you can play with a Starship Captain tin.'
"I’d also love to figure out a way to use the tin itself for a game. Possibly for a large obstacle (or target?) in Torpedo or Armada? Maybe in a new dexterity game similar to how a CD is used in CrackeD Ice? I’ve found that the lid of the…"
Jan 16
Nick Sula replied to Nicholas Lamicela's discussion 'Games you can play with a Starship Captain tin.'
"Here are a few more that haven't been mentioned: Egyptian Solitaire - requires exactly 12 trios Rotationary - another solitaire game that requires 5 trios of any color Armada - ship battle, no other equipment needed Torpedo - another ship…"
Jan 16
Draw5PlayAll replied to Nicholas Lamicela's discussion 'Games you can play with a Starship Captain tin.'
"Perhaps the tin would be a good size for a Lunar Invaders board (one on the base and one on the inside of the lid). An unused color could represent the Malfunction Tokens."
Dec 22, 2016
theyear199X replied to Nicholas Lamicela's discussion 'Games you can play with a Starship Captain tin.'
"Perhaps we should wonder what games could be played with the tin itself as a piece!"
Nov 19, 2016
Nicholas Lamicela replied to Nicholas Lamicela's discussion 'Games you can play with a Starship Captain tin.'
"In addition to my Starship Captain tin, I also generally always have my trusty Pocket Othello board, which I've crammed a handful of dice and a deck of cards into. So I can count on an 8x8 board and an ample supply of black and white tokens.…"
Nov 15, 2016
Scott Myers replied to Nicholas Lamicela's discussion 'Games you can play with a Starship Captain tin.'
"Most 3 House games will work, assuming you can improvise on the 5th color.  And any 2-stash or "2-House" game might work nicely.  Of course, most games in the world require more than just pyramids.  Boards, cards, dice, that…"
Nov 15, 2016
Nicholas Lamicela replied to Ryan McGuire's discussion 'Xendo retheme.'
"I've tried both and the only new term I really like is "clusters" instead of "koans," because it solves the "cone" problem I have when introducing people to the pyramids via Zendo. Other than that, I think the…"
Dec 18, 2013
Nicholas Lamicela replied to Nicholas Lamicela's discussion 'Shipping Deadlines'
"From Looney Labs. And it's going to New York. I've got a ton of pyramid stuff picked out, I just want to know whether I should request faster shipping."
Dec 17, 2013
Dave Autzen replied to Nicholas Lamicela's discussion 'Shipping Deadlines'
"An item from the LL store? Or just online in general? I work in a comic/game shop in Illinois. I might be able to help you; send me a message if needed. Dave"
Dec 17, 2013
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Shipping Deadlines

Is it too late to order something online and have it arrive before christmas? I already asked my FLGS and they're not able to order what I want right now.See More
Dec 17, 2013
Joshua Denmeade replied to Nicholas Lamicela's discussion 'Storing Icehouse Pieces'
"Here's some photos of my setup."
Nov 28, 2013
Nicholas Lamicela replied to Nicholas Lamicela's discussion 'Storing Icehouse Pieces'
"Yes, but that has the same problem as mine-- the horizontal pieces are effectively fixed. Not so great for sticking little rulebooks into the "leftover" space. I'd also like to point out that I've never felt a need to carry all…"
Nov 27, 2013
Nicholas Lamicela replied to Nicholas Lamicela's discussion 'Storing Icehouse Pieces'
"I used to carry a full set of pyramids in a large drawstring bag I stole from a set of bedsheets (not sure why it came with one, maybe they expected me to actually store my sheets neatly rather than just folded on a shelf?), and I can assure you…"
Nov 27, 2013
Scott Myers replied to Nicholas Lamicela's discussion 'Storing Icehouse Pieces'
"I store mine neatly, and I have seen others which are stuffed in a bag or box.  Mine, which are stored neatly, look much nicer still.  Pyramids stored in a loose box will tend to get more scuffs, more rough edges,and less…"
Nov 27, 2013
Russ Williams replied to Nicholas Lamicela's discussion 'Storing Icehouse Pieces'
"Thinking about the pros and cons of sorting/nesting versus just pouring all the pyramids into a single big sack/box/etc: Although sorting and nesting the pyramids during clean-up takes more time, I generally like doing it: 1. It helps verify that…"
Nov 27, 2013
Kevin L. replied to Nicholas Lamicela's discussion 'Storing Icehouse Pieces'
"This also looks like an interesting option. Looks like the vertical pieces come out. http://www.amazon.com/Adjustable-Jewelry-Organizer-Storage-Container/dp/B00BLHPW04/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2Y8CHJ1TPQQJ0"
Nov 26, 2013

Nick Lamicela's Starship Captain list as of 3/15/11:

1. Zendo
2. Homeworlds
3. Black Ice
4. Martian Backgammon
5. Treehouse
6. Twin Win
7. Martian Coasters
8. RAMBots
9. Icehouse
10. Volcano
 
 
 

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