I totally hear what you're saying, James... but I've got a different thought here. How about this: (this, of course, is only my interpretation and can be taken, as always, with a grain of salt - or a whole salt shaker if needed, your mileage may vary, etc, etc, etc...)
The Rule is "Hand Limit 2." The "paragraphs" in question are explanations of that rule. The paragraphs are not the Rule themselves. Only explanations of what the Rule means.
Therefore, since the Rule (which is the same as the card title) says Hand Limit 2, that's what I'm either following or ignoring. Not flavor/explanatory text... the Rule itself.
(passing the salt shaker to whoever needs it next...)
On 10/10/07, James Hazelton <
Larry, you seem to be correct in interpreting the situation and Andy's ruling on it.
However, let me say this once again.
Nowhere does it say that the turn player should discard down to 2 cards!!!
So there is no rule to ignore or not ignore. The turn player cannot apply the Hand Limit to himself during his turn.
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