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Thursday, September 11th, 2008

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Haiku Reviews

Hancock : |

Like Hancock, the film
wakes up once in a while, then
forgets where it's been.

I Love the Whole World

Tirade's Choice

The Styrobot

"We got our first version of Fluxx from a friend several years ago. I now buy Fluxx for every birthday party we get invited to - and I play the game with whatever kids my teen daughter drags home with her - and they ALWAYS ask for their own copies! We play Aquarius and Chrononauts at home too!" -- Alexandra O, comments with Order #87746

Rash posted some pics from his trip around the world, including a page about pedicab schoolbuses in India.

All Systems Go for Monty Python Fluxx!

We're into the final countdown for the launch of Monty Python Fluxx, and everything is going very smoothly. We've got the final approvals we needed from the Licensers (yes, the Python guys themselves have given the cards their collective blessing) and as you see here, we've also settled on our design for the cover of the box. (Speaking of which, doesn't the artwork look great? We're all really pleased with the work done by our artist on this job, Todd Hamilton of DeLano Services.)

Pre-orders are going really well -- we've already pre-sold over 9000 decks! We're hoping to be immediately shipping over 10K copies when the decks arrive, in just a couple of weeks now. Woo-hoo!

We're all just tingling with excitement about this one... Monty Python Fluxx is poised to do better than Zombie Fluxx, which was a huge hit for us, and could even outsell original Fluxx, our biggest seller ever. I can't wait to start hearing everyone's reactions to it -- I think y'all are going to love it!

BTW, for those who just can't wait to get a glimpse of what's inside, there's a page featuring 9 sample cards over at the official Fluxx Games website.

In other news, I'm developing a new 3HOUSE game and we're all really excited about it, too. But I'm not ready to do anything more than tease you with this knowledge at this point, but take it from my playtesters -- Secret Project WW5 is really really cool!

AndyThanks for reading, and have a great fortnight!

PS: I'm on FaceBook now!

Thought Residue
Now that I have an iPhone (and OMG this thing is the greatest gadget ever!) I've become an instant fan of Pandora Radio and the Music Genome Project. What a system! You just tell it the name of a song or an artist you dig, and then it sets up an automatic "radio station" for you featuring an endless, ad-free mix of music it thinks you'll love based on what you like best. I've been very impressed with the results -- a sweet blend of great stuff I've never heard of with long-time favs I didn't tell it about but which it knew I would enjoy. It's incredible -- and apparently totally free, too!

"We're playing this track because it features electronica roots, use of modal harmonies, inventive instrumental arrangements, headnodic beats, acoustic drum samples, downtempo influences, thin ambient synth textures, a slow moving base line, trippy soundscapes, mellow rock instrumentation, prevalent use of groove, and many other similarities identified in the Music Genome Project." -- typical description from Pandora of the music I really dig
I noticed this week that the assimilation of Kinko's into FedEx has been completed; their newest ads say "FedEx Kinko's is now FedEx Office." I'm saddened by this; Kinko's was a fun name to have in our marketplace, and phrases like "I'm going to Kinko's" will continue to be common, for me at least, long after all the signs bearing that name are gone.

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