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Re: [Fluxx] RE: Must draw first?

  • FromChristopher Hickman <tophu@xxxxxxx>
  • DateSat, 6 Oct 2007 23:57:36 -0400
On Oct 6, 2007, at 10:09 PM, Anestis Kozakis wrote:

I'm sorry, guys. I never *intend* to start a crazy reply-fest, I swear. ;)

Also, I started playing about Fluxx Version 2 or so.  And the back of
the Box actually did have a summary of play.  And the summary of play
did say (from memory), "Draw a Card, Play a Card".

"Simple? Fluxx has but one rule: 'Draw one card
and then play one card.' What cards could you
 play? Well, you could play Time, or War, or per-
haps Love. I shall play Chocolate–it is a fine
thing to have Chocolate. What's this? You have
played the card 'Play two cards.' Well, play a
second card! Don't you know the rule of Fluxx?
It is this: 'Draw one card and then play two
cards.' Well, that's what it is now. Perfectly sim-
ple. The goal of the game? Oh, I'm terribly sorry."

But the Basic Rules card says:
"Draw 1 card per turn.
Play 1 card per turn.
No Hand Limit.
No Keeper Limit."

It doesn't say you *must* to do it in that order, but it doesn't say you can do it out of that order either. That's why I had the question.

People have different interpretations of the rules.  If you wanna play
like Andy does, then do so.  If you wanna play your way, do so.

I do want to play like Andy does. That's why I asked the question: to get Andy's take on it. I didn't realize quite how many posts I'd be conjuring. Until I saw the Ask Andy about the Hand Limit, I had no idea that you could choose to apply it on your own turn. Until I ran into a situation where I would have preferred to play before I drew my cards, it never occurred to me that the rules don't say you *have to* draw first, so I became curious and wanted to know what Andy thought.

P.S. the rules also don't state that you can't hit you opponents over the head with a dead fish….. But I feel that doing so would be in bad form J
(unless it was a house rule)

Awww darn it.  I was gonna take my trout to the next game :-/

I prefer to use a live fish, anyway.