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Re: [Fluxx] Attention Play First-ers: Beware of Draw 2 & Use 'Em!

  • From"James Hazelton" <jameshazelton@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateWed, 10 Oct 2007 13:23:10 -0500
Really, PKH. I'm honestly surprised to hear that. When I got my first deck of Fluxx many years ago, the first thing I did was read the rules, which outline a turn flowchart in which drawing comes before playing. But if you've been playing this way all this time, then by all means continue, despite what I or anyone else says. Make it your own houserule.

My points are directed to those who were playing Draw-before-Play, but now want to switch just because "there's nothing in the rules to say you can't." The simply fact is that the Fluxx cards are not written with the same infallibility in which other, more serious card games (such as M:tG and Yugioh) are written. As strange as it sounds, in Yugioh, there is a very important difference between the meanings of the texts "You cannot Special Summon this monster except by..." and "You may only Special Summon this monster by..." That's how tight the rules are, and that's why exploiting the rules to do unintuitive things is okay in Yugioh. But the rules in Fluxx are looser, and just because it doesn't say that D2&UE doesn't count toward your draws, it doesn't mean it doesn't. And it is for that reason that we shouldn't be asking to change the fundamental rules of Fluxx just because they're not written with bullet-proof ink.

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