On Tue, 4 Mar 2008, Allen Firstenberg wrote:
With all the discussion of the name of the new version, and a re-read of both the blog entry and the card list, I was wondering. Can this version mark a re-release of the "Government Coverup" and related cards? It seems to me that it would fit the theme nicely, introduce a small bit of gameplay change from other recent Fluxx versions, and yet include some game mechanics that had existed at the start. I can't honestly say it was my favorite part of the game, but I think it would add an interesting aspect.
It wasn't my favorite either; in fact, I thought it was annoying and not-fun. "It fits the theme" is a lousy reason to add such a thing back in.
If you want a conspiracy mechanic, have a "Treat X as Y" style rule. "Alien Keepers count as Earthlings". Or, "Conspiracy: if you have this Keeper in play, all your Alien Keepers count as Earthlings."
--Z -- "And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah: these were the borogoves..." * If the Bush administration hasn't thrown you in military prison without trial, it's for one reason: they don't feel like it. Not because you're an American.