Dan Zen will be re-branding the Dan Zen Creativity Framework to the Meta Creativity Framework and providing the framework free of charge. He would like people to consider the framework as theirs to use for creativity. He would also like to encourage the framework be used in schools and thinks a more generic name will help meet these goals.
Had a fun time presenting ZIM (http://zimjs.com) last night at the Software Hamilton Demo Camp to an audience of 100 developers, designers, entrepreneurs, etc. in the Art Gallery of Hamilton’s Tanenbaum Pavilion.
It was one of the sweetest (in the old-fashioned sense) welcomes I’ve had where a few shouts of Dan Zen led to a growing round of applause as I was taking the stage. It is nice to have a history of talks, the last being Droner http://droner.mobi where the audience controlled me with the multiuser app from their phones. I still had people coming up to me thinking that my essence of being is Kitty Tartan – http://kittytartan.com – I would much prefer they take note of Tilty http://tilty.mobi and Touchy http://touchy.mobi both of which I presented at different times with the audience playing with business cards and coins with their neighbors. So from the first Demo Camp where I presented Optartic Tunnel http://opartica.com – the app that I made my spinning pleasure card with to the Keynote on Creativity and New Forms of Mobile Games http://wp.me/p9ja-8Z, Demo Camp has been a very rewarding experience.
So on taking the stage, I explained that I did not wear my turquoise fun-fur cape (or was it a bib) as I wanted the audience to take me seriously. I was presenting ZIM which lets us build more easily on the Canvas side of HTML where we are free to dynamically draw for artistic purposes, drag, drop and hit test to make puzzles, e-learning apps and games – the traditional realm of Interactive Media. I presented the live examples and finished with the fact that since ZIM Frame has launched… ZIM is now officially a framework.
Questions and comments were fast a fun as always! One asked about avoiding the pitfalls of Flash interface – I claimed that I did not believe in one interface fits all of the ultra efficient consistency principle and we need room to explore as variety is the spice of life. Other answers had me saying if security ever became an issue, we could blame HTML and another answer had me poking fun at the HTML components which are in dire need of some design love and extension.
My favourite part was the last question where an eccentric character in the back shouted, “How is ZIM better than WHAT?” I asked what was what? The audience and I puzzled and then realized we were looking for a comparison with the competition. I hesitated a little – then said that the reason I made ZIM is that I needed what it provided and there were no other solutions that I knew of – so… I guess… ZIM is better than… nothing. I did not realize what I was saying… just came to that conclusion from my logic. So – ZIM is better than nothing!
http://zimjs.com/ try it out and then see the HELP section for community help and discussion.
Dan Zen – Memories of a Performer, Patron, Participator, Practitioner, Planter, Pollinator and PartierMarch 8, 2015
WARNING – LOCAL CONTENT! Hamilton is experiencing a cultural growth led by an organic happening called the Art Crawl. With organics, we have seeds. I would like to honor the seeds I have seen and sewn in the growth of our culture. Education is often at the root of culture and that in-part was my introduction into the arts – through the scene at McMaster University. Despite being an Engineer, I hung out in the Art’s cafeteria so partied with artists, hung out with musicians, etc. I made art, made music, put on shows, etc. during the 80s. Hey, and did the same during the 90s – oh… and the 2000s and here we are in the 10s and we are still going. Before me… I am sure there were scenes. I like scenes – I nurture scenes and do my utmost to promote and welcome people. Perhaps, that is my lot in life. I have always liked a good game, a good party, a social happening – unabashedly meeting people and introducing people – breaking down inhibitions. So, let’s check out some of these events. As much as possible, I will relate these to the James Street area and in each case, we should remember these as seeds and their organizers as planters, their attendees as pollinators, etc. I hosted some dances in the 80s during my Goth phase – then called Bat Caver. There was a guy called AD who also hosted an event called Nekropolis and that happened on King William, where later in 1994, Thee Gnostics were the house act at Hep Mondays at the X-Club run by Darren (but I have skipped ahead). After university, in 1986, I went to Europe for 9 months – another way to grow is to travel, and then we spread culture. I came back and brought back with me a mod / psychedelic outlook and started doing dances called Op Hops. One of these was at Patsy’s Banquet Hall on James in 1988. Somewhen around that time, there was a band called All Together Morris whose lead singer Glen Marshall had a studio space on James along side Denise Lisson’s gallery studio across from Jackson Square – so the first scene I recall on James St. However, one of my earliest Hamilton cool memories from the seventies was of the record shop on the corner of James and King upstairs – might have to ask Bob Bryden about that. There was also Susan George over in the warehouses by Beasley and various cool warehouse art parties. The Hamilton Artists Inc was located on James Street the seventies across from where Mixed Media is now and then on James by the Wild Orchid where RoseAnne worked and then on Vine and then over above Gallery on the Bay and then on Colbourne near where the Art Bar is currently just off of James and now in its fantastic new location at James and Cannon. We solute the board members and volunteers of this scene – Paul, Judy, RoseAnne, Ian, Donna, Michael, Philip, Tor, Ivan, Douglas, and many more. We were in at the Vine location before the Artists Inc. with a really cool art beatnik hang-out with Gaven, Stavros, Lorraine, RoseAnne and the Chessmen played there at my Stag. Earlier, Tomas, Lorraine, Walter and Zena had the Synagog on Cannon with their band, Sublimatus. Gaven and I put on the Figmentalisticanarianismist show there in 1991. Around the same time, I had a piece in a large group show at the Liuna Station on James – kind of. Many artists around. During Thee Gnostics time, the cool kids were hanging around Hess Village and we played the village a number of times. But the cooler kids were starting to think elsewhere and look for a new music / art scene. We went to Barton and Thee Gnostics had a great flat above an old post office as head quarters. Tomas, Gaven and Lorraine lived there and I hung out there almost daily and of course, there was James and Cosmic Ray. We connected with Elis and Dennis – who hung out with Francis. They started the Gallery 435 speak easy hang out and it is still going waiting for the artists to finally come to Barton when the rent gets too high on James. We were looking for a place for a scene and visited the Westinghouse building in hopes for it to become the new Rochdale. As Thee Gnostics we also played on James at Bauka‘s studio – can’t remember quite where that was – it was on a South East corner maybe James and Rebecca possibly York or Cannon. As well as excellent warehouses – Johny Angel on John for the Egypt Vishnurama. John and Jesse had a cool little place on Hughson I think and King William. The Double Feature Creatures were hanging around – Christine Leakey, RoseMary, Julia. Art parties at the greenpeace houses – Chris – the old Jewelry place on York, etc. And as mentioned, the Hep Mondays at the X-Club on King William right on the pre edge of the happening alternative club scene with Home Grown, Absinth and Baltimore House. That building will be amazing if it ever opens again. There was Psonic Unyon too on York and we did dances in that building with the mods – Samantha, Andrea, Valerie, Erin, Andre, Gaven, Sandy and shows at this amazing Chinese Playhouse upstairs on James around Rebecca – amazing place that and totally underutilized in our current environment. Oh, and how could I forget – the Tivoli – before the front was taken down – the auditorium is still there. Thee Gnostics played there watched by Chris, Lilly, Lisa – and others. When Barton took too long we actively were establishing a scene on John Street. John and Andrea Deal started the GAG Gallery in the space where previously, Mark Byk, Peter and Kristine lived and where we beatnik-partied like crazy! Later at the GAG we held the first Interactive Interactive show in 2003. We also held the No Escape Artathon where we locked artists up in the gallery for 48 hours. I MC’d that event to live web casting. I met Steve Mazza, Laura Hollick, Len Jessome, all who have gone on to great artistic heights in Hamilton. Many others too – Martin, Matt, etc. Bob has some pictures from around that time – would be great to see them. I planned to stage an Art theft to get people in the Suburbs to pay attention to arts in the city. I ran Interactive Interactive shows with Sheridan and McMaster Interactive Media at the Artist Inc for the next four years 2004, 2005, 2006 with the last one in 2007. It was just too hard to get media and people from the suburbs to come plus we started doing open houses in Toronto and packing everything twice at the end of the year was too hard. Here is a shot of James Street in 2007 with Mixed Media and the Factory at their old locations and Dane’s Loose Cannon where I usually purchased something each visit. I was at the first meet to discuss the Factory – it was held in the Artists Inc above Gallery on the Bay. And I certainly remember Mixed Media in their old place with Dave and Teresa – I donated a cool 50s boomerang chair and Ottoman. During the mid 2000’s I also MC’d a number of Artists Inc events with Sky Gilbert and Matt Jelly like the Sin Circus at Worker’s Heritage building where Brian Kelly works and prior to that there were the Fetish Fashion Shows with Sue Phipps and Ian James the last of which took place somewhere on James – was it the Chinese Playhouse (not really called a playhouse – would love to find that again!). Well… that’s enough name and place dropping for now – doubt anyone gets this far but good memories and really would like to honor all the folks that have made Hamilton so much fun. Keep at it – would like to tell the story of early Art Crawls but will leave that for another post. I am just glad a self sustaining art scene has finally arrived so we don’t have to work as hard! Our garden is growing – Gardener Russ would be happy – hi Russ! — 15 — PP – Please forgive me if I left anyone out – or even give me a comment! This was all from the top of my head so I may have mixed some details. Again, it is how I remember the past as it relates to James Street N and Art – there was certainly much more going on all over – art on James S, Kevin McKay‘s early SkyDragon scene, music scene at the Corktown, Dundas art scenes, etc. but I tried to focus on perhaps some forgotten seeds leading to our current wonderful scene on James.
I have been making interactive media for twenty years and now I hope to convince you to try. If you already code then I hope to convince you to try a new system. ZIM.
The HTML canvas tag allows you to dynamically manipulate pixels to draw and animate shapes. It was the early 2000s that we got this ability in Flash and it was very exciting. It is now very exciting in HTML where we can use free tools and publish just about everywhere. We can also bring our experience to a very large creative community.
While making Web pages for browsing does fall under the realm of interactive media, it can be more specifically called Web design. Interactive media is much more – see the Interactivity Scale. Interactive media allows us to create, communicate and play – not just consume. To make interactive media takes more than just tagging or animating – you have to code (program). This means capturing events and using logic to determine and create what comes next. It means providing a variety of interfaces so people can create things (applications). It means dragging, dropping, rotating and hit tests so people can re-enact the world but in a virtual space. These are things that were not done in traditional Web design and development (aside from maybe dragging items into a shopping cart).
Enter ZIM. When I was coding in Flash, I made over one hundred helper classes (a class is a bunch of code that does something and we can use it over and over). These were created over ten years and put into packages but otherwise were a touch hodgepodge. This time, I got to start fresh and planned from the start to let others use and understand these classes. Half of them are now in ZIM version 1. The other half, which are for advanced interfaces like gesture and multiuser will be launched as ZIM version 2. Certainly, there is a lot that can be done with ZIM version 1.
You can code with any text editor but it is best if you have syntax coloring so you can see the different parts of the code. Sublime, TextPad, NotePad++, DreamWeaver, etc.
Start with a ZIM Template – perhaps the basic template. Copy the source code into a file and name it sample.html. Now drop the file onto a Web browser – Firefox, Chrome, IE, Safari. You should see a big button and if you click it, it will go to ZIMjs. Look at the code and see if you can make sense of it.
On ZIMjs, there is information about the functions and classes that are available. There is example code and you can try out the examples. There is also a Docs section that tells you what is available, what parameters you can provide, and what properties, methods and events are available.
You can start cutting and pasting bits of the examples at a time into your sample.html and see if you can make things work.
You will also need to know how CreateJS works so you can draw circles, rectangles, lines, and use bitmaps (images), sound and animation. You can use tutorials, etc.
Read about coding here: Dan Zen Museum Coding Tour.
Please try out ZIM and if you need a hand, there is the CreateJS Facebook Group where we answer questions about CreateJS and ZIM.
I can tell you now, you are as close as you have ever come to making being able to make interactive media. You need no huge application, no instals, etc. And you can package your code up into a mobile app in less than an hour once you know what you are doing – all free (aside from the $100 dev cost on Apple, the $25 dev cost on Android and $20 for Windows – free for BB). Just copy that template file and start poking around.
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Dan Zen has been interested in Light Shows for most of his life. He grew up watching Hilarious House of Frightenstrein – with Igor dancing in the oil drop psychedelics. Zen also grew up in the sixties and seventies with hippie parents and a love of patterns and shaping environments.
For his first band, The Chessmen (1989), he created light shows for pretty well every show. This was pre-digital projector times so were made from old slide projectors with their middles cut out to allow for custom spinning wheels or revolving tracks run by little motors. Many involved op art or overlapping lines and circles.
Oil Drops were a favourite. Zen would put several sandwich bags with different color oil and water into the slide area and squish them with a cam lever run by motors. He also created overlapping circular plates with mixing fins and trays trays for squelching as seen in many of Thee Gnostics shows (1994). Gorgolon Tape Release is pictured below.
With the dawn of digital projectors all sorts of light shows were possible. For Zen’s Final Gnostic appearance (aside from reunions) a compilation of old home videos including video feedback were projected. See if you can get through all of this song – it is worth it – there are some wicked sounds and visuals as the Hari Krishna come on to stage.
When Zen left Thee Gnostics (1996), he still did light shows for them as well as light shows for other bands such as the Ride Theory (Young Rival), Christmas and Simply Saucer.
Some Simply Saucer pics – look at pics to right in photostream to see more patterns used for lightshow – from the Dan Zen tool, Tilator. These flowed with the beat.
As Zen became able to animate to sound frequency in Flash he created light shows that moved to the beat of the music. Examples were the Christmas show in Toronto (try it) and The Magic Shadows show in Hamilton (try it).
In particular, the demand for original Christmas vinyl records is extremely high, with one album recently having been sold on Ebay for $2000! For this show Bryden was backed up by Toronto’s Saffron Sect and the performance was enhanced with a wickedly cool light show created by Dan Zen.
For Thee Gnostics Reunion show Zen created a water based light show that moved when people pulled on a series of Cyber Medallions hooked onto the light show – this warbled projections of the inside of keyboards. This was used as a wall projection as there was a projectionist for the night. See the making of video. The cyber medallions were given away to the audience after the show.
The latest light show for the Hawkwind Tribute show at This Ain’t Hollywood in Hamilton used Opartica Tunnel controlled live by Dan Zen – click the link and watch as there are a number of snips from songs in the one video. There were also lights by General Chaos at the sides. See Pics.
Did the lights for the Bob Bryden Yorkville Days CD Release:
And Hollow Earth
Here are some videos from the 2014 Simply Saucer show at the Casbah for the Baby Nova Tour – animated factories at controllable speeds and background supernovas.
All the best and try adding a light show to your event!
Op Art light shows, go-go girls, splotchy cravats, Vox amps, Rickenbackers and a mad mod following! The Chessmen were Hamilton’s garage band in the late 80’s playing original songs influenced by the Kinks, Who, Beatles and Stones to name some well known bands but also deeply routed in more obscure way-out sounds.
The Chessmen launched one self titled album on ZAP records in 1989. The sound was more thin than their live acts and shortly thereafter they went psychedelic with longer songs like Follow the Path, Floating Down the River and Garden of Earthly Pleasures. They disbanded still friends and did a few reunion shows like the Baron of Time show at Amigos in Hess Village. Time Machine and several other songs were featured on garage compilations from around the world: Time Machine Mr. Garager’s Neighbourhood
Rod Fuzzfiend (Rick Blythe) and Dan Zen had seen one another out at dance clubs in the 80s and started jamming together before Dan Zen went off to Europe for nine months to hang out with garage bands – the cool side of the indi-pop movement – squatted with My Bloody Valentine and went to Spacemen 3 gigs to see the mop-top opening bands like the Surrounds, Jamie Taylor Quartet and Aardvarks.
Rick did back-up vocals and played Rickenbacker bass (being a Stranglers follower) with local legend, the late Randy Steele on Guitar, and Musicologist, Mike White on the skins. Dan Zen went CHANG CHANG on a solid body Rickenbacker, sang, and wrote the songs – what primitive lyrics – a little raw or adolescent for his standards now but certainly all about girls coming and going, smiling and dancing. He also did light shows and managed the band. Soon after forming, Warren Cavenagh took over Bass with his little hofneristic boingbinger. Rick moved to Guitar for a double Rickenbacker front line. This was the album line-up along with Jamie sessioning ards. There were also a number of gogo dancers – Glynnis, Erin, RA, Angie, Melanie, Sue, and so forth.
Op Hops were the main gigs – dances put on by Dan with posters and light shows, etc. Mods would scooter from Brantford and Toronto to Hamilton locations like the Terra Nova Theatre on Dundurn (where the Taco Bell was put and then kaput), Patsy’s Banquet Hall on James St. N. and the Corktown. Empty Hours, The Captives, Ten Commandments and the likes would work up the crowd.
After parties would happen on Grant just up from Grant Avenue Studios. The Gruesomes would hang out and all sorts of garage bands from around Canada – the Frankenstien Five, Sherlocks, the Minstrels, from the States, the Cynics, even some friends from Britain – the Thanes, the Offhooks and Surrounds. There would be jams in the attic where the Chessman practiced above the Op Art and Surreal Rooms. Various feasts like the Medieval, Beatnik, Space and Psychedelic parties transpired along with mystery parties like Baron Digbody’s Castle and the Lady with Brooch beatnik art theft and car rallies around the dozens of waterfalls in Hamilton. We’d walk in woods at night doing silly walks playing pass the documents. Late at night we would tell stories a sentence each and dance in strobe lights waving ties like snakes. Below are some people – missing Samantha, Andrea, Valerie, Sandy, Suzanne, Keith, Mark, Myra, Jen, Dave, Bam Bam, Michelle, and many other fun folks!
After the album, Rick went back to bass with Andre LaPointe from the Captives coming in on guitar and backing vocals. Gaven Dianda also did a stint or two on bass when Rick was away. When the band disbanded Dan and Gaven went on to form the Swinging Gurus and later Thee Gnostics along with Andre and Thomas Monte from Sublimatus as we were all hanging around at these parties listening to early Pink Floyd, late Miles Davis, Hawkwind, Soft Machine and Orphx. Mike moved off to Vancouver and then Toronto to work in Musical Media, Warren became Michael and travels the world helping the needy. Rick and Dan both married their lovely girlfriends at the time RoseAnne and Ada and are still best friends in the Hamilton area working with latest technologies.
I have just launched a site and mobile app called Hipster at http://www.hipster.mobi and would like to give some background.
Hipster has become a term for people who dress and act cool taking elements from past styles. Unfortunately and somewhat unfairly it has become a derogatory label – so much so that very few people say they are Hipsters.
I am a Hipster
Let’s take a look at a little “top of the head” history. To be hip comes from hep – some jazzy black term. We had the Beatniks in the 50’s who were Hep Cats and we had the Mod and Psychedelic Hip Cats in the 60’s. 60’s punk and early psychedelic folk wore Hipsters – pants that were low on the hips held up by big belts. These often flared at the bottom – flares. Not bell bottoms – Hipsters.
In the past, styles tended to last for a longer time and as time passes, eras get remembered for certain styles. I created a site in the early 2000’s called Hip Cats at http://www.hipcats.com. There are examples of Hip cultures – Beatnik, Psychedelic, Surf, Goth, Cyberpunk and Urban. On the Scoop page there is a history section for each of these genres. There are also relevant songs, books and films listed.
These days, with many more people, accessible historical media – movies, TV, songs, the Internet, etc. styles have become much more varied and mixed. There still are some unique forays and spinoffs like punk, indie-pop, nerd, emo, clubbers, etc. but over the last few decades, kids started liking everything – or a wide variety. I would go up to someone who looked like a mod and ask them if they were a mod and they would say no – and on occasions, they would answer they did not know what a mod was. They could not say what their favorite type of music was – they liked everything. I have mixed emotions over this response – it seems on one hand that they are not trying hard enough – like they have not researched and felt a passion. On the other hand… it is an inclusive attitude.
Perhaps it is this lack of historical perspective that has led to concerns of the authenticity of modern day hipsters. There is merit in this criticism but let’s go a little easy on the youth. First of all, wise people say this kind of stuff does not matter – who cares what you dress or look like, etc. I care because it is fun to care, what I wear is self expression. Do I care if a girl likes to wear mod dresses but does not know their history – not really, I am pleased to tell her of its history. I think we are drawn to certain styles regardless of knowledge of the deeper culture. And the deeper culture is born from people who share interests so let’s take a more supportive and nurturing attitude.
Attitude is another issue with the current Hipster. To be cool is to often be reserved. This sometimes comes across as being better than thou. This side effect has been there right from the start of hipness. So now we have this backlash of you think your so cool… we hate or we laugh at you hipsters, etc. And then this feeds the standoffishness, etc.
I have never condoned being too cool to communicate. I am more zany and outgoing and inclusive – hipsters embody all sorts of people. I think for the most part, the values of current hipsters are good. They care about the environment – riding bikes, eating local food. They are into cafe discussions, reading – they tend to be nerdy and intelligent. This is what I assume – perhaps there are hipsters that do not share these values but for the most part, I think their outlook is positive and commendable. Treat them like humans and I am sure that they will be kind and even a good influence on your life.
There is the issue of being labeled. I suspect that nobody likes to be labeled. I suppose if people include the “snooty attitude” and “lack of authenticity” issues in the label then perhaps I would not like to be labeled a hipster. But if a hipster is just someone who IS hip – then I don’t mind that label. I understand the striving to be unique but I say to you, if you ARE hip – then you are a hipster.
Comments welcome and please try out the app and have some fun. http://www.hipster.mobi
Dan Zen – 2013
Hippy New Year!
Hipster at http://www.hipster.mobi is in Beta – the Web version works. The mobile version which is its primary target should be out in January – it was completed first but delayed due to iTunes shutting down over the holidays (but that is okay).
Hipster lets you post pics of hipster sightings and tag-vote other people’s pics.
So come on in and try it out – just a fun free thing – no pressure. But please, if you know of someone who would like to partake, pass them the URL.
http://www.hipster.mobi – iOS, Android, BB10, Windows M coming soon. Web is working now (Flash).
Just figured out a good name for the hanging mobile device – Mobidallion. It is fun to say.
Working on the hangy.mobi app – here is a video of where I am at:
For the last while I have been prototyping mobile devices as medallions in a way to make wearable computing easy, affordable and practical today.
I have used iPods, iPhones, iPads, Galaxy Tabs as medallions hanging around the neck but my favourite size and device is the Blackberry Playbook. This is an excellent device with superb sound and screen – and is the perfect size for a medallion.
I am working on apps that let you express your mood, communicate, mesmerize and promote using simple gestures or grid based interfaces – which work as you wear. As far as I know, I am pioneering this technique. I have had dozens of people research for examples and have come up empty. Still to this day, there are no pictures of people doing this.
The odd thing is that I can do it with any existing device with a couple pieces of tape and a string in less than five minutes. That means you can do it too and along with the apps I will be launching will come instructions.
My prototypes also include pockets with plastic or cut out areas to see the screen of the devices as well as packs, headbands, sashes, pouches, etc. There have been arm bands to hold devices but the purpose has always been individual usage. With Medallions, etc. the purpose is to communicate with others.
In roughly 1,500 transactions, Dan Yen has grown his RichDeck empire into $1,109,927,000 Deck Dollars. Currently in second place is Silent B89 with $654,309,000.
RichDeck is the game where you buy companies and make money from people buying franchises or you buy franchises and make money from getting your friends to accept franchise cards. There are also four types of companies, each providing special bonuses for franchise owners:
a) Cool Bonus: 1% the franchise price for each day a friend who accepted the franchise product signs in to RichDeck.
b) Health Bonus: 1% the franchise price for each week the owner owns the franchise.
c) Environment Bonus: 1% the franchise price for every 100 people who log in to RichDeck.
d) Time Bonus: 1% the franchise price for every day the owner logs in to RichDeck.
IF ONE PERSON COMMENTS BELOW AND REQUESTS A RESTART
Dan Zen will restart the game.
You start with ten million Deck Dollars. The object of the game is to buy and sell companies and franchises and make billions! Here are the rules and some examples.
1. You can own any number of companies and franchises but no duplicates. Companies can only be owned by one player and you can always buy* a company. Company franchises can be owned by many players and you can buy** a franchise for the franchise price.
2. When you own a company and someone buys a franchise, you get paid the listed price of the franchise. Also, if someone buys your company, you get what you paid plus 1% the starting price.
3. When you own a franchise, you make money*** by sending the product to friends. You also make money from one of four bonuses listed on the card.
4. At any time, you can sell a company to the ‘bank’ for the price you paid. You can sell a franchise to the bank but you must wait at least one week after the purchase date. You will still receive money from any sends (see 3. above) accepted after a sold franchise.
* As long as you have enough money, you can always buy a company for 1% the starting price more than the current owner paid. Prices will be worked out for you.
** You cannot buy a franchise if you own the company. But you can buy a company if you own the franchise.
*** The friend will receive an e-mail with a product picture and an accept link. If the friend accepts, then you will receive the list price of the product. The friend will also receive the price of the product plus ten million deck dollars if they have not already signed up for RichDeck. The friend cannot be you and can only accept the particular product once per owner of the franchise.
The starting price of the Glass Car company is $20,000,000. If a first player buys the company then they would pay this amount to the ‘bank’. If a second player buys the company then they will pay the first player $20,000,000 plus 1% the starting price which is $200,000 so this makes a total of $20,200,000.
You can then buy the company for what the current owner paid ($20,200,000) plus 1% the starting price ($200,000) which makes $20,400,000 and the current owner cannot stop you. But they could buy back the company for $20,600,000 and you could not stop them. If that player does buy the company from you then you get $20,600,000.
Now, if you decide to buy a Glass Car franchise instead of the company then you would pay the owner the franchise price of $2,000,000. You can then send out glass cars to friends and make $200,000 each time the car is accepted by a friend. You also make one of four types of bonus below – in this case the cool bonus. If you want to sell your franchise then you have to wait at least one week after your purchase date then you will get $2,000,000 back from the bank. Note that the owner does not pay the money back.
Here is the account records of Dan Yen current leader of RichDeck.
PLAYER: DAN YEN
MOTTO: How much wood does woodchuck buy?
WORTH: $1,109,927,000 dd CASH: $673,777,000 dd
COMPANIES: MOON MANSION, LUNAR RESORT, SCIENCE SQUAD, GLASS CAR COMPANY, CENTRAL LEMONADE CO
FRANCHISES: OASIS, 10,000 ACRE PINE FOREST, RUNNING COURIER CO, ERGONE CHAMBER, ENVIRONMENTAL SOUND, LASER HAIR CHAIR CO, FRESH AIR CO, SOLAR LAGOON BATH, AZTEC SUN TEMPLE, SCIENCE SQUAD, PLANETARIUM OFFICE, CENTRAL LEMONADE CO, SOLAR FARM, GLASS CAR COMPANY
LATEST HISTORY: 01-07: Received $500 dd TIME bonus on LASER HAIR CHAIR CO for signin 01-07: Received $20,000 dd TIME bonus on PLANETARIUM OFFICE for signin 01-07: Received $20,000 dd TIME bonus on CENTRAL LEMONADE CO for signin 01-07: Received $40,000 dd TIME bonus on SCIENCE SQUAD for signin 01-07: Received $720,000 dd HEALTH bonus on AZTEC SUN TEMPLE for 9 weeks 01-07: Received $90,000 dd HEALTH bonus on OASIS for 9 weeks 01-07: Received $9,000 dd HEALTH bonus on ERGONE CHAMBER for 9 weeks 01-07: Received $9,000 dd HEALTH bonus on ENVIRONMENTAL SOUND for 9 weeks 11-07: Received $200,000 dd for accepting CENTRAL LEMONADE CO from THEDORE BAGWELL 11-07: Received $100,000 dd for accepting ISLAND WITH RESORT from THEDORE BAGWELL 11-07: Received $400,000 dd for accepting SCIENCE SQUAD from THEDORE BAGWELL 11-07: Received $100,000 dd for accepting 10,000 ACRE PINE FOREST from THEDORE BAGWELL 11-07: Received $100,000 dd for accepting ISLAND WITH RESORT from JAYKEEN 11-07: Received $200,000 dd for accepting GLASS CAR COMPANY from AKUA 11-07: Received $500 dd ENVIRONMENT bonus on FRESH AIR CO for 100 signins 11-07: Received $20,000 dd ENVIRONMENT bonus on SOLAR FARM for 100 signins 11-07: Received $10,000 dd ENVIRONMENT bonus on 10,000 ACRE PINE FOREST for 100 signins 11-07: Received $8,000 dd ENVIRONMENT bonus on RUNNING COURIER CO for 100 signins 11-07: Received $500 dd ENVIRONMENT bonus on SOLAR LAGOON BATH for 100 signins 11-07: Received $800,000 dd for accepting AZTEC SUN TEMPLE from MURAD 11-07: Received $200,000 dd for accepting PLANETARIUM OFFICE from GUMUSOGLU 11-07: Received $500 dd TIME bonus on LASER HAIR CHAIR CO for signin 11-07: Received $20,000 dd TIME bonus on PLANETARIUM OFFICE for signin 11-07: Received $20,000 dd TIME bonus on CENTRAL LEMONADE CO for signin 11-07: Received $40,000 dd TIME bonus on SCIENCE SQUAD for signin 11-07: Received $960,000 dd HEALTH bonus on AZTEC SUN TEMPLE for 12 weeks 11-07: Received $120,000 dd HEALTH bonus on OASIS for 12 weeks 11-07: Received $12,000 dd HEALTH bonus on ERGONE CHAMBER for 12 weeks 11-07: Received $12,000 dd HEALTH bonus on ENVIRONMENTAL SOUND for 12 weeks 11-07: Received $4,000,000 dd from JOKIC buying franchise, SCIENCE SQUAD 11-07: Received $2,000,000 dd from JOKIC buying franchise, GLASS CAR COMPANY 11-07: Received $4,000,000 dd from THEDORE BAGWELL buying franchise, SCIENCE SQUAD 11-07: Received $4,000,000 dd from JAYKEEN buying franchise, SCIENCE SQUAD 11-07: Received $2,000,000 dd from AKUA buying franchise, GLASS CAR COMPANY 08-14: Received $100,000 dd for accepting 10,000 ACRE PINE FOREST from NT 08-14: Received $200,000 dd for accepting CENTRAL LEMONADE CO from NT 08-14: Received $5,000 dd for accepting FRESH AIR CO from ANDREW_ 08-14: Received $100,000 dd for accepting CLIFFSIDE CONDOMINIUMS from ANDREW_ 08-14: Received $400,000 dd for accepting SCIENCE SQUAD from SARU