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Ryan Hackel's Discussions

[CN Fluxx] No-Hand Bonus typo
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Are you sure that the No-Hand Bonus in Cartoon Network Fluxx "replaces Keeper Limit"?  I suspect that this is a typo.Continue

Tags: errata

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Goerner Aug 12.

Loonacy desconstructed
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As a stats geek, game designer and engineer, I took Loonacy apart the moment I got it.Not all images appear the same number of times in the deck.  Fifteen images appear six times each, and ten images…Continue

Tags: stats, Loonacy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Autzen Apr 4.

Pyramid-athlon
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Lately I've been thinking about multi-discipline sports... triathlons, pentathlons, decathlons.  The idea is to combine contests in a way that challenges the whole person, to find the most…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ryan Hackel Mar 28.

Conquest of Mars >> totally overhauled!
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I replaced the v1.0 rules on the wiki with v2.0:http://icehousegames.org/wiki/index.php?title=Conquest_of_MarsMajor…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Autzen Feb 15.

 

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FAN CLUB MEMBER TYPE:
Fan, Demo Team
ABOUT MY HISTORY WITH LOONEY LABS...
Chrononauts brought me here in 2003. Martian Chess was my portal to the pyramids in 2005. FluxxBuxx contest finalist in 2005. Appointed deputy admin of the IceWiki in 2007. 2010 Ice Awards panelist. First gamed with the Looneys in 2011.
ABOUT ME...
I'm an engineer, explorer, zookeeper, father, librarian, aquanaut, bureaucrat, food alchemist, amateur time traveler, and misplaced antiquarian. I've been designing games since I was ten.

ceruleansgames.tripod.com
ryanarium.wordpress.com

"Ryan, I know a lot of people that make their own games. But you're different.... you make games that other people want to play."
LOONEY LABS GAMES I PLAY/PROMOTE:
Fluxx, Looney Pyramids, Time Travel Games, Aquarius

Starship Captain List

1) Volcano

2) Martian Coasters

3) Zarcana

4) Zendo

5) IceDice

6) Twin Win

7) Dectana

8) Martian Chess

9) World War 5

10) Crosswalk

...

(See http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/148795 for all 25 items.)

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Starship Captain Training Session at Labyrinth Puzzles & Games

November 6, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm
Veteran pyramid fan Ryan Hackel will teach pyramid games.  Look for the guy in the back wearing a white lab coat.Metered on-street parking is generally available, and the store is one mere block away from the Eastern Market station on the Blue/Orange Metro line.Come and join us for some pyramid fun, and maybe you'll earn your Captain's wings before you're done!See More
Sep 12
Ryan Hackel commented on Ryan Hackel's event 'Starship Captain Training Session'
"Michael O'Connor joined me, and we warmed up with some Treehouse. Then I retaught Michael how to play Geodeto, and we followed that with our traditional two-player match of Zark City. Unexpectedly, a third player joined us, having recognized us…"
Sep 12
Ryan Hackel updated an event
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Starship Captain Training Session at Labyrinth Puzzles & Games

September 11, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm
UPDATE: Changed event date to the 11th, the following Thursday.Veteran pyramid fan Ryan Hackel will teach pyramid games.  Look for the guy in the back wearing a white lab coat.Metered on-street parking is generally available, and the store is one mere block away from the Eastern Market station on the Blue/Orange Metro line.Come and join us for some pyramid fun, and maybe you'll earn your Captain's wings before you're done!See More
Sep 2
Ryan Hackel replied to bryan1650t's discussion 'Regular Show Future Promo work with CN Fluxx?'
"It will partially work.  Both new Keepers, Future Mordecai and Future Rigby, will integrate well.  Two of the new Goals, I'm You From The Future and Mordecai & The Rigbys will enure that the Future guys get used.  Future…"
Sep 2
Ryan Hackel posted a photo

My new Icebox

This Russell Stover box comfortably holds nine nested stashes. They even stay put after I shake it!
Aug 19
Daniel Goerner replied to Ryan Hackel's discussion '[CN Fluxx] No-Hand Bonus typo'
"It is a typo. Looney Labs confirmed is on their facebook page."
Aug 12
Ryan Hackel posted a discussion

[CN Fluxx] No-Hand Bonus typo

Are you sure that the No-Hand Bonus in Cartoon Network Fluxx "replaces Keeper Limit"?  I suspect that this is a typo.See More
Aug 11
Ryan Hackel posted an event
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Starship Captain Training Session at Labyrinth Puzzles & Games

October 2, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm
Veteran pyramid fan Ryan Hackel will teach pyramid games.  Look for the guy in the back wearing a white lab coat.Metered on-street parking is generally available, and the store is one mere block away from the Eastern Market station on the Blue/Orange Metro line.Come and join us for some pyramid fun, and maybe you'll earn your Captain's wings before you're done!See More
Aug 8
Joshua Lewis Miles replied to Ryan Hackel's discussion 'SSCL >> June 2011 edition'
"I am kind of glad you posted this list. Gives me an idea of the best pyramids games to try out. The only ones I know are the ten in the cadet training pamphlet that I printed and taught myself and my friends since before I came along none of my…"
Jul 21
Ryan Hackel posted an event
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Starship Captain Training Session at Labyrinth Puzzles & Games

August 7, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm
UPDATE: Changed event date to the 11th, the following Thursday.Veteran pyramid fan Ryan Hackel will teach pyramid games.  Look for the guy in the back wearing a white lab coat.Metered on-street parking is generally available, and the store is one mere block away from the Eastern Market station on the Blue/Orange Metro line.Come and join us for some pyramid fun, and maybe you'll earn your Captain's wings before you're done!See More
Jul 11
Ryan Hackel commented on Ryan Hackel's event 'Starship Captain Training Session'
"Mike O'Connor and I kicked the evening off with the traditional two-player game of Zark City. We then introduced three new players, Ivan, Kaitlin and Philip, to Zark City.  We all played three 5-player games in a row, with each of the new…"
Jul 11
Ryan Hackel posted a status
"played ten different Fluxxes with my family in one sitting, all except Family and Stoner. Pirate Fluxx was the biggest hit!"
Jul 1
Fogus commented on Ryan Hackel's event 'Starship Captain Training Session'
"Sorry Ryan, I will be out of town at that time.  I hope August will work out for me."
Jun 17
Ryan Hackel posted an event
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Starship Captain Training Session at Labyrinth Puzzles & Games

August 7, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm
Veteran pyramid fan Ryan Hackel will teach pyramid games.  Look for the guy in the back wearing a white lab coat.Metered on-street parking is generally available, and the store is one mere block away from the Eastern Market station on the Blue/Orange Metro line.Come and join us for some pyramid fun, and maybe you'll earn your Captain's wings before you're done!See More
Jun 6
Ryan Hackel commented on Ryan Hackel's event 'Starship Captain Training Session'
"I taught Geodeto to a new face named Edward, and gave a pyramid overview to a few people via the Pyramid Primer."
Jun 6
Ryan Hackel replied to Joseph Carter's discussion 'Zark City and Rook'
"I find it very helpful during Zark City that the attack cards are all "letter" cards instead of numbers.  It's a simple and direct "at a glance" way to see how much attack you have in your hand.  I'm not sure…"
May 28

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IceDice with my niece and nephew

I played IceDice with my niece and nephew, who are 4 and 6 years old, respectively.  They had no trouble at all learning the game, though my niece did have some difficulty matching the size die with the pyramid sizes.  Both kids had a roller coaster ride of fun with IceDice.  Their eyes glowed with the thrill of victory (getting to steal someone else's pyramid) and the agony of defeat (going bust when pushing for the Rainbow bonus).  My nephew even won the game (which I had to point out to…

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Posted on February 23, 2011 at 4:44pm — 3 Comments

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At 11:36pm on May 15, 2014, Joseph Carter said…

Thanks Ryan, it'll be a day or two before I can really start doing anything and I'll have to find the errors I intended to correct again by then.  Up to my eyeballs at the moment.  My boss can be a real slave-driver.  And since I'm my boss and I just saw what I wrote, I'd better get back to work.  ;)

At 5:09am on May 15, 2014, Joseph Carter said…

Hi Ryan, could you please add me (iKarith) to editors on the icehousegames.org wiki?  Don't intend any major edits until I get the hang of things, but I can fix a few stale links and typos I've stumbled across for now.  As noted in my profile, I'm actually very new to pyramid gaming—but I learned eight games in like a week.  Am I an instant addict, or is albinism a genetic trait of Martian ancestry?  Ooooh…

:)

At 2:04pm on October 24, 2013, Alison Looney said…

Hi Ryan,

Are you still doing the Starship Captain Training sessions at Labyrinth?  Someone went to attend one recently, and was told by Labyrinth that they were not holding them anymore, due to other events they wanted that time slot for.  If you are no longer running them, could you adjust the repeating event so it no longer shows on the fan club calendar?  I think someone else just signed up to possibly attend, and we wouldn't want them taking the trouble to show up just to find out it's not happening.

Thanks for demoing our games!

Alison Looney

At 7:32pm on July 12, 2011, Antoine Richard said…
I was not aware of that aluminium pyramid. What is the idea of it? Like i told you before, i choose a map showing the states where slavery was permited. It is apparent that the distribution of the slaves was not equaly distributed in the states. On your old map we can see that there was plenty of slaves in the valley of the missisipi, in and around the state of Virginia. Anyway, my firts idea when i showed part of your starship captains map was to make a mirror between the number of captains in the north and in the south, and the johnny rebs are still outnumbered like during the civil war. Now i think we better lay it down  before the Looneys told us that we are out of the main subject here.
At 6:48pm on June 17, 2011, Slawomir Krupa said…
Hi! I changed my SSCL. Thanks for all your contribution here!
At 8:49am on April 3, 2011, Robert R Quick II said…
Ryan, GRYB is a game board. see: http://www.jdbgames.com/gryb/index.htm - the game board is representative pryamid. 
At 12:05am on April 2, 2011, Mike Peterson said…
My application just got approved for SSC status. My list is ordered and on my wall. The Stereotypical SSCL is awesome. Thanks!
At 11:22pm on March 3, 2011, Greg Lattanzio said…

Per your request, I'm letting you know that I changed my SSCL on 3/4/11. Please note the changes in your tally.

At 5:45pm on January 28, 2011, Brian Campbell said…
Hi Ryan! I joined the Ning site after you compiled you SSCL v2. You asked for anyone who's interested in an update to ping your wall, so I thought I'd let you know. Also, there are 61 captains now, so there may be a few other new lists as well.
At 1:44pm on January 24, 2011, Dennis D Duquette said…

Hello Ryan.

 

I changed my SSCL on or just after 2011-01-19, following the games played at Arisia SF Con in Boston.

 

Thank you for the Stereotypical SSCL!

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