Guide to Wunderland
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The suspects gathered at the crime scene, scrutinizing the
alleged murder weapon: a lead pipe. Suddenly the investigator
himself was unmasked as the killer! Mr. Green protested, claiming
amnesia. "See, that's what I hate about this game,"
he said. "How can you not know you're the murderer? Besides,
I find poison to be more elegant."
Si-chi Tsay, in a very crowded lecture room, taps
a graph (it is labeled 'cloudy sky' and 'clear sky') on a screen
with his pointer: "This is what you get, OK? The blue curve."
daedal (deed'ul) adj. 1a:
intricate 1b: skillful, artistic 2: adorned with many things
- October Sky :)
- Hmmm - rocket science
or death from black lung disease?
That is a tough choice.
Don't Drink the Water
and engaging Cold War-era farce (made in 1969). Jackie Gleason
plays an ugly American tourist who blunders off a hijacked plane
in Communist Bulgaria (to take souvineer snapshots) and ends
up, with wife and daughter, being mistaken for spies and thus
having to take refuge, perhaps permanently, in the local US Embassy.
||Chrononauts Has Arrived!
Big Day is here! On Tuesday, we took delivery on two pallets
decks, and they are perfect and beautiful and glorious and we
couldn't be happier! (Well, OK... so there were just a couple
of teensy weensy problems. The brown shipping boxes are labeled
"chronon ants" and the third pallet of decks was mis-routed
into Cincinnati, but hey, nothing's ever flawless.) And the decks
even arrived about a week ahead of schedule! We are very very
pleased... our hats are off to Carta Mundi for a job well done!
Since receiving the decks, Kristin and Alison have been frantically
filling all the orders that have been stacking up since we began
accepting them, and I'm proud to report that we've shipped out
over 600 Chrononauts decks in the last 48 hours. And the orders
just keep on rolling in!
Of course, a lot of the decks we were shipping out are on
their way to distributors, and from there, to game stores. How
long will it take for Chrononauts to show up on an actual game
store shelf near you? Good question. We're rather curious to
know, so please send us email when you make an initial sighting.
(Note to the locals: our traditional first store, Dream Wizards
in Rockville, already has it in stock.)
orders submitted before midnight last night have been filled,
so if you pre-ordered, you might have your deck as early as tomorrow.
And when you get it, you'll find a new little extra inside the
box, something we were able to piggyback along with the printing
of the Chrononauts decks: the Color Mini-Catalog. It's a real
playing card, with ad copy on front and back as shown here. Carta
Mundi's high tech card printing machinery is capable of removing
up to four bonus cards from each deck, and ejecting them into
a separate box. The Color Mini-Catalog is one of these bonus
cards, and we're tossing one in with every order we fill from
now on. If you need more, go to the Free
Stuff page and ask.
Finally, we are still working on the exact details, but we
will shortly be announcing a Chrononauts Demo Rabbit program.
All I can say right now is that it involves a big pile of uncut
Chrononauts decks, so we will have to ask our Rabbits
to keep quiet about the other bonus cards that appear on the
card sheets, since they will not be deployed until next summer,
at Origins and Gen Con. Anyway, as you begin showing off your
shiny new Chrononauts deck, be sure to tell people to mention
your name in the text comments if they decide to buy a copy from
our online store.
We're keeping track: Adam and Eric are currently tied for top
Chrononauts Demo Rabbit, each with credit for the sale of one
Anyway, it's been a good week.
Go Green: Vote for Ralph!
|"Looney Labs is a game company as well as
a strange, on-going piece of Internet performance art." -- Brad Weier, who says of this page, "It's
Like a Soap Opera That Doesn't Suck" on his fan webpage
about us and our games
|"If you can look past the tree-huggin' hippie
crap (and it really doesn't take much to do that), what you have
here is a fast, simple, sometimes vicious beer-and-pretzels game
with lots of back-and-forth double-crossing and bluffing potential.
It's fast enough that it's easy to play again... and suddenly
find that hours have gone by. Big fun. Score: 5/5." -- GX-Misuba commenting on Aquarius at Gamers.com
|"Actually, when I say 'entirely different'
I mean more than just different from one another. These games
are different from anything else you've likely ever played. Never
have I seen such a collection of convention-bending designs." -- Lester Smith, reviewing the Icehouse set for Shred
Magazine, Issue #7, Sept 2000