Well I wrote too soon, I was directed to the Card itself. Where the turn player is given the option to ignore.
Guess we never fully read the car, My bad.
Subject: RE: [Fluxx] Why You Can't Apply the Hand Limit During Your Turn
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2007 17:29:45 +0000
I just have to chime in. The Rules For FLUXX In Detail clearly state. "When a new rule is played, place it face up near the Basic Rules. If it contradicts a New Rule already in play, discard that rule. New rules take effect INSTANTLY, so ALL PLAYERS must IMMEDIATELY follow the rule as required." I know the next line states that other player may have to discard but I believe that the statement is truly quite clear. New rules are instantaneous and all players are required to comply immediately.
I have never been in a game where the "Turn" player gets to ignore any portion of a New Rule. Just my 2 cents worth.
> From: aranders@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [Fluxx] Why You Can't Apply the Hand Limit During Your Turn
> Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 19:45:17 -0400
> To: fluxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Hand Limit 2
> > If it isn't your turn, you should only have 2 cards in your hand.
> > If you have extra cards, discard them immediately.
> > During your turn, you may ignore the Hand Limit, as long as you
> > discard all but 2 of your cards when you end your turn.
> On Oct 10, 2007, at 3:15 PM, James Hazelton wrote:
> > What part of the Hand Limit does the "During your turn" player
> > (hereafter known as the "turn player") get to ignore?
> He gets to ignore the directions in the second sentence: "If you
> have extra cards, discard them immediately." That's the only
> imperative in the text.
> > The compulsion to discard applies to only the non-turn players, and
> > the turn player when his turn ends.
> The compulsion to discard is unqualified. "If you have extra cards,
> discard them immediately." It applies to everyone...but the third
> sentence lets the player whose turn it is ignore it if desired.
> That's how *I* read it, anyway.
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