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- The Octopurse
(ey'-bee-see-dair'-ee-un) adj. 1a: of or relating
to the alphabet. b: alphabetically arranged. 2: rudimentary.
Man Group on "Earth To America!"
Police Raids: An Epidemic of "Isolated Incidents"
"My Fiancée has Fluxx 2.1 and he would like the
upgrade for Christmas. The game is a blast. It even helped him
form a geeky game bond with my dad!" --
Comments with an order from Gillian V of Centreville, VA
||This Year's Holiday Gift
it seems like most people have gotten their copies by now, so
the time has come to tell everyone else about the really cool
thing we just mailed out to around 6000 of our fans
Much like last
year's gift, the mailing consisted of a holiday greeting
card with something special tucked inside.
The front of the card featured the cartoons
shown here. Below you can see what's inside the card: a promo
Martian Coaster, in a new color: Black!
On the back of the card are these instructions on How to use
your new promo coaster:
- As is: Just park your beverage on it!
- As a game component: Get Martian
Coasters and Treehouse
(plus a standard die), and up to five people can play!
- 5 player setup: Place all the coasters together as
shown. Make 5 mixed-color Trees and put each onto the center
of a coaster of a color not included in that Tree.
- To find the game store nearest you that sells our products,
please visit: ROSTER.LOONEYLABS.COM
mailed these out free to everyone with an account in our system,
but even after a monumental effort by Kristin to get our database
cleaned up and purged of duplicate and known bad addresses, we've
gotten a pile of returns, and we keep hearing from this person
or that, about not having gotten theirs yet. But it sounds like
most people have gotten theirs, and everyone seems to be enjoying
them, so Happy Holidays! (And if you didn't get one, or you need
are available now in our webstore!)
for reading, and remember, games
make great gifts!
||I'm really enjoying this book by Steve Almond called CandyFreak.
Being a candy
freak myself, and also a professional Game
Designer, I'm intrigued by the realization that there's a
similarly rare and desirable job out there, which only a lucky
few (and yet, more than you might think) get to say is their
job: Candy Bar Designer. In the chapter entitled "There
Are Men Upon This Earth Who Tread Like Gods," there's a
story from Dave Bolton (inventor of the Five Star Bar, whose
official title is Chocolate Engineer) about being offered "the
best piece of candy you've ever eaten" and replying that
he was actually the inventor of the candy bar the guy was offering
him. Wow, that's even cooler than me finding a group of strangers
|"Is Time Real?" -- cryptic
question posed by a sign seen on an overpass last week in Morgantown
||"Like Iraq, the drug war has been pressing ahead at
enormous cost and destruction without a pause for an honest assessment
of whether the tactics are working, or will ever work. Yet
while it only took three years for the American people to lose
patience with the Iraq War, the drug war has been dragging on
virtually unchallenged for three decades. Given the cost,
it's baffling that taxpayers haven't demanded more accountability.
State and federal drug fighting efforts cost roughly $1 billion
a week. Here's the return on that money: Zero. Despite
keeping more than 300,000 people locked up for drug offenses,
narcotics use has held steady for 20 years."
-- Nolan Finley, "Subject
Drug War To The Iraq War Test"