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Re: [Fluxx] Radioactive Potato timing question

  • FromJoseph Pate <jpate@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateFri, 31 Aug 2007 17:38:37 -0700 (PDT)
I started to write a response, but it's pretty much the same as Steve's
response.  Fluxx is more or less stateless -- whenever a new rule or
goal comes into play, it's as though these had been the rules the whole
time... so even if someone only just now meets the requirements for the
goal, they win immediately, they don't need to first complete the current
turn, adhere to any limits in play, etc. before they are declared the 
winner, unless there's specific card text that says otherwise.

For example, if you have a handful of Keepers, 2 Keepers in play, and
Keeper Limit 2 is on the board, you can play 3 more keepers and the 5
Keepers goal and win immediately (assuming you have enough play events
available to finagle this) even though ordinarily you'd have had to
discard all but 2 keepers at the end of your turn.


> The fun (and sometimes unfortunate) thing about Fluxx is that the
> rules, goals, and actions go into effect immediately. As soon as you
> lay down the card "Draw Five", you must draw extra cards before the
> next person's turn.
> In my opinion, the goal card trumps the Radioactive Potato in this
> instance, since it is not yet "officially" the end of the previous
> person's turn.
> -Steve
> On 8/31/07, Timothy Hunt <games@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > You can't win, if the Radioactive potato is in front of you.
> >
> > So, let us say the play order is
> >
> > Andy -> Becky -> Charlie
> >
> > Andy has Love (and no other Keepers).  Becky has Radioactive Potato
> >
> > If Charlie plays "All you need is Love", does Andy win immediately?
> > or does the RP move to Andy before he can win, and thus temporarily
> > prevent him from winning until he can get rid of it (perhaps by
> > playing Double Agenda and another goal)?
> >
> > (Note that the opposite situation is clearer - if Andy has Love and
> > RP, then when AYNIL is played, RP moves on, and Andy then wins)
> >
> > Timothy
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