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Re: [Fluxx] Re: Renaming Martian Fluxx?

  • From"coachpaul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <coachpaul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateMon, 03 Mar 2008 15:27:22 -0500
Art Bell's Flux.  

At 02:51 PM 3/3/08 -0500, you wrote:
>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
>> 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
>> 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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