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[Fluxx] Re: Renaming Martian Fluxx?

  • FromAllen Firstenberg <ll@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateMon, 03 Mar 2008 14:51:04 -0500
I rather liked "Fluxx Invaders", although I suspect there might be
trademark problems.

Alternately, I liked a variant on one of your suggestions
  Fluxx: Alien Invasion

The "Invasion" by itself doesn't really capture the essenence of
the sci-fi effect I think you're trying to portray here.  I'm a litte
concerned that people may mis-understand what types of aliens we're
talking about here... but thats a political misunderstanding that I
don't think will really cause problems here.


On Tue, Mar 04, 2008 at 02:27:32AM -0500, Andy Looney wrote:
> Greetings Fluxx Fans!
> Did everyone see my article about the newest version of Fluxx we're working 
> on?
> 	http://wunderland.com/WhatsOld/2008/WN.01.24.08.html
> My alpha-test deck has been getting great reactions and we're all pretty 
> excited about it here.
> However, there is one element we have doubts about: the name. While Zombies 
> are obviously hot stuff in today's market, Martians are a little 
> old-fashioned. I don't want to change the game itself... it's designed 
> around the idea that these invaders are from Mars in the classic style -- 
> never mind what NASA may think they know about the Red Planet.
> But we could still choose a different name... after all, the name Martian 
> Fluxx doesn't even convey the idea that these are nasty Earth-Conquering 
> Martians! Also of course, since we have Martian Coasters and Martian Chess 
> it's likely to be a little confusing. So I'm becoming more and more 
> inclined to choose another name before we get any further along in the 
> product's development.
> My favorite candidate at the moment is Invasion Fluxx. What do YOU think?
> Here are some of the other ideas we've been kicking around:
> 	Alien Fluxx
> 	Area 51 Fluxx
> 	Fluxx Invaders
> 	Invasion from Mars Fluxx
> 	Fluxx: Invasion
> 	Plan Fluxx from Outer Space
> 	Flying Saucer Fluxx
> 	Tripod Fluxx
> 	Conquest of the Earth Fluxx
> 	Under the Alien Boot-heel Fluxx
> 	UFO Fluxx
> Anybody got any other ideas we should be considering?
> -- Andy
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