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[Fluxx] Flowers (Promo), Flowers (Eco), Sun, Sunshine, Star (Promo) Keepers

  • From"Seth Ruskin" <rathorne@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateThu, 27 Oct 2005 10:58:12 -0400
Hey all,

I asked some questions of regarding the above Keepers if/when mixing EcoFluxx and regular Fluxx. Alison sent me back the answers. Now I pass them along to you. I assume the same logic will extend to the other versions of Fluxx and their Keepers.

aka GnTar, the evil teddy bear Rabbit


After playing Fluxx and EcoFluxx at Ubercon this past weekend, some questions arose regarding mixing the two games into one deck:

1) Are the Sun (Fluxx) and Sunshine (EcoFluxx) keepers interchangable? For example, if the games were mixed, would Sun count for the Rainbows (Water and Sunshine), Basking (Sunshine and Snakes), and Photosynthesis (Leaves and Sunshine) goals? Would Sunshine count for the Sun and the Moon goal?

2) Does the Flowers promo Keeper (Flowers and Fluxx) count for EcoFluxx Goals that require the Flowers (EcoFluxx) Keeper?

3) If the answer is affirmative, does that mean that the Star and Flowers promo keepers now count as 3 different keepers (Star = Sun, Moon, Sunshine & Flowers = (Eco)Flowers, Love, Death)?

Thanks in advance,

Seth aka GnTar, the evil teddy bear Rabbit
Hi Seth,

Andy says: Yes those things all count for what you think they do (when the games are mixed).  Now, I agree, some of those things go together better than others.  For example, I think it would be funny to call Sunshine and The Moon "Moonshine"

The star is a little stranger to substitute for Sunshine, to my mind (Snakes & The Star = Basking? etc.) but I guess technically it should work (after all, the sun _is_ a star).

The Flowers promo is intuitive to sub for Flowers in EcoFluxx.  I actually find it's substitution for Love and Death a lot funnier (War = Flowers, for example)  Death by Chocolate becomes some kind of Valentines day add (Flowers & Chocolate - at least they kind of go together).  Hippyism (Love and Flowers - more like Flower Children, but that works).  So, even when these substitutions are a bit weird, the rules say they work, so BAM they work.

This is the ruling:  Sunshine = The Sun.  Flowers (promo) can = Flowers (EcoFluxx). And yes, since The Star = The Sun, and The Sun = Sunshine, The Star = Sunshine. (hey isn't that the commutative property of math?)  (Oh, but Flowers (Eco) does not equal Love or Death - you probably understand that, right?)

Happy Fluxxing - tell us how it plays when you mix them up!

Alison Looney
Question Answerer 1st Class
Duchess of Inventory

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