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RE: [Fluxx] Interesting card interperetation...

  • From"Dan Isaac 2" <disaac2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateWed, 19 Apr 2006 15:07:01 -0400

Well, one thing nice about most games (Fluxx included) is that you can
create House Rules which effect how the game is played. So yes you could
play Fluxx with a House Rule of something like: "Any mention of a players
*hand* refers to cards that they are physically holding at the time the
reference is taking effect."

However, as you pointed out, this would probably cause all sorts of freaky
behavior with some Fluxx cards and rules. Besides, in the case of House
Rules, it is helpful to have all players agree to play by those rules.
Preferable before the game starts. It sounds like your friend was trying to
get you to play by that House Rule that he just came up with.

In general, in card games, I take *hand* to mean something like: "Cards
which you have been dealt or drawn, which you have not yet played or
discarded, that are still available for you to play." So in that instance,
No, setting your cards on the table does not make it such that you have no
cards in your *hand* at that time. (Hand is referring to the collection of
cards, not your skin-&-bones,blood-&-muscle hand.)

- Dan

> -----Original Message-----
> From: fluxx-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:fluxx-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Michael
> Ciarlillo
> Sent: Wednesday, April 19, 2006 1:16 PM
> To: fluxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [Fluxx] Interesting card interperetation...
> I was teaching Fluxx to one of my friends I met in Japanese class
> (unfortunately i currently only have the english version, but i
> digress...),
> and he interpereted the "No Hand Bonus" rule oddly. He interpereted it to
> mean that if you dont have any cards in your hand at all at the start of
> your turn (meaning they could be laying on the table, or somewhere OTHER
> than in your hand), then you could draw an extra "hand" of 3 cards before
> you draw for the current draw rule... i tried to explain to him that this
> would cause the game to be very odd and not work right, but he
> insisted that
> he wanted to play like that.
> Could this be a way of playing? could it be that if you are just
> not holding
> cards when it's not your turn, you get to ignore the hand limits
> and other
> 'hand' rules?
> ~Mike
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