On Sat, 6 Oct 2007, Bob Winans wrote:
The original question (not posed by me) was MUST you draw first.
Since the rules don't state you must, then I would have to say: No you don't
have to draw first, but you MUST draw during your turn.
Just my opinion here.
If, for instance, the turn begins with Draw 1, and someone plays Draw
4 during their turn, then they need to draw three more cards before
their turn ends. If it's, for instance, Draw 1 Play 3, if your second
play was Draw 4, then you would have drawn one and played two before
your additional draws came into effect.
So, yeah, I would say you don't need to draw first, but you need to
draw before your turn ends. I'm not sure why someone would ever play
before completing their draws, but IMO one could if one wanted to.