During a Flux version 3.1 game a friend played "Draw 2 and use 'em." The
friend followed the text of the card "Set your hand aside." "Draw 2
cards, play them in the order you choose, then pick up your hand and
continue with your turn." The friend drew 2 and chose to first play the
"Rotate Hands" card. The players are all current and former computer
programmers so we can be rule lawyers too often. The friend felt that
the hand which had been set aside should not be rotated but only the
single card remaining from the "Draw 2." Others, including myself, felt
that the hand set aside should be combined with the remaining card then
all of them rotated. What are your thoughts about which cards should be
rotated? Another comment was that the single card should not be
considered a hand so the friend continues to hold the single card and
the set aside hand is used in the rotation. Another comment which was
mentioned but not considered worthwhile was to have the hand set aside
be included in the rotation while being kept separate from the single
card so there would actually be (number of players + 1) hands rotating.
The discussion continued with what should happen after the rotation.
Should one card be played from the cards received from the rotation
because of "use 'em" or should the rotation be the end of the "Draw 2
and use 'em"? One person thought that if the single card alone was
rotated and more than one card was received because of the rotation, the
friend could choose a single card to play then discard the rest of the
cards and pick up the hand which had been set aside. If the set aside
hand was rotated but not the single card then the single card is played
and the cards received from the rotation are used to continue with the
turn. What do you think?
We chose to stop the discussion when the discussion no longer became fun
and continue with the playing the game fun by going with the majority
vote to combine the set aside hand with the single card and rotate the
combined cards. That ended the friends "Draw 2 and use 'em". The cards
received from the rotation where used to continue with the friend's
turn. It was my deck and I had only plaid Fluxx one other time but it
was the friend's house so there were a couple of friendly "My deck
rules" vs "My house rules". The other players had never played before
that night. Everyone loved the game and fun was had by all but it is not
something that I would play on a regular basis.
Thanks for all your thoughts and comments.