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Thursday, October 4th, 2007

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diary of a fan / genes, memes, and memegenes, and blah blah / dishwashing and brainwashing

Haiku Reviews

The Science Of Sleep :)

Comedy, drama,
or dark psychotic horror?
Dreams have all of these.

Plus: The Devil Wears Prada

A Guy's Guide To Zombies

Tirade's Choice

Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day

"I LOVE Fluxx... I mean... not in the sense that I am going to stalk you guys until you autograph my poodle, but in the sense that 'Hell yeah' I am going to tell everyone I know about Fluxx and Chrononauts and that if they don't play, they seriously have not really lived, and to be as old as people are and to have not really lived, well... that is just something sad man... really sad... and no one likes sad stuff. This is not my first... nor will it be my last... big order. Thank you! For real... Thank you!" -- comments with an order from Nick P of Chapel Hill, NC

The War, etc

We've Got Zombies! And Posters!

Zombie Fluxx is here! Yay!!! It looks great, it plays great, it's here on time, and best of all, it's already a hot seller! Our first print run is 15,000 decks, and we pre-sold more than half the run before any had arrived at our warehouse. Wow! Even now our team is crazy-busy working to get all those new zombies packaged up and sent out to gamers and game distributors and game stores everywhere.

Each deck contains 26 zombies, so this means we're sending over 200,000 zombies out into the world this week!

The most exciting thing about this initial crush of excitement is that it's already selling so well when so few people have actually played the game. Just wait until people find out how much fun it actually is! Because the gameplay really does rock... it's got all the fun of basic fun taken to a whole new level. Zombie Fluxx isn't just the same old game with new pictures -- there's a lot of new stuff going on, centered around the new type of card I created for this game, called the Creeper. I think this might be a case where the new version turns out to be even better than the original!

To celebrate and promote the arrival of Zombie Fluxx, we decided to make a poster featuring the awesome cover art for this game. Since the posters arrived at the same time as the decks, we impulsively decided to automatically include one of these cool new posters with every pre-order we ship. Therefore, if you or your store already has Zombie Fluxx on the way, you'll be getting a Zombie Fluxx poster along with it!

Also, speaking of posters, having created one for Zombie Fluxx, we decided to make another one, for Treehouse. We're still celebrating our winning of the Origins Award for Best Board Game of the year, and a poster that promotes it was a no-brainer.

Both of these posters are 11"x17" and are available for a dollar each at our webstore. And speaking of our webstore, we've done a bunch of house-cleaning and reorganization in there. As part of temporarily shutting down and reorganizing our Rabbit reward program, we're phasing out the webstore known as the Dangling Carrot. The page has been repurposed to become our Closeout Center, where we've put all those wacky little items. Everything in the Closeout center will be discontinued at the end of 2007. Meanwhile, the main Looney Labs section and the Short Run Depot have been tweaked so that they contain Games and Accessories respectively.

Anyway, that's what's going on here.

Thanks for reading, and have a great fortnight!


Thought Residue

It's interesting how you can live in the same area for almost 44 years and still find new things to discover in your own neighborhood. For example, last weekend we went to Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, a charming place just around the corner which I never even knew was there.
I don't know why it's taken me so long to figure this out, but I've finally come to realize that the Green Lantern and the Green Hornet are different superheroes.
"Good is the enemy of Great." -- a quote from "Good to Great" by Jim Collins, which makes a nice counter-quote to "Best is the enemy of Good" (the latter is a mantra for perfectionists who need to remember at times to settle for imperfections, while the former is a reminder to not to settle for OK when you can be excellent)

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