Today’s tile

Two posts in one day – but that’s only because I didn’t get a chance to post yesterday’s tile until this morning. This is today’s showing. I figured I’d post it before the day gets out of hand… <.<

1/25/11

Random.org said that I would be using Ixorus again today, so I decided to try a triangular variation. I like it a little better, but I think it’s still going to take some work before I fall in love with that tangle. I goofed up on Jane Monk’s Floom, but the stemless floomheads still came out fine.

This tile also introduces a new pattern: Deesix. The name is derived from dice abbreviations. Dice come in many shapes and sizes. Any regular polyhedron can be made into a die (not to mention some pretty irregular shapes, like spheres and cylindrical prisms!). To tell these dice apart quickly in print, they are addressed by number of sides. The normal six-sided dice used in board games and casinos are therefore known as “d6”. Monopoly tells you to roll two six-sided dice per round: 2d6.

Deesix is a pretty simple grid-based tangle. Just round off the corners and add pips. And did you notice the triangular die up at the top of the pile? It’s a four-sided die: d4, or Deefour if you want to make a tangle out of it.

I’m not sure if Deesix really fits within the spirit of a tangle, but it sure is fun to use. 🙂

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3 Responses to Today’s tile

  1. Kimmie says:

    Aw yay im not the only one who goofed on a tangle! 😛 I actually messed up on Ixorus [for the challenge] and i wanted to scrap it but i just went along with it! i really love your variation on it, definitely inspired by it! Deesix is great too. 🙂

  2. Linda Farmer says:

    Hi Cade, Deesix is cute AND fun to draw! Cheers, Linda

  3. Jane says:

    I actually like your interpretation (not messed up) of Floom … I might have to try that myself … almost floaty etheral feel to them..cool

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