Looney Labs Fluxx Mailing list Archive

[Fluxx] Monty Python Feedback Feedback

  • FromAndy Looney <andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateTue, 05 Aug 2008 12:14:27 -0400
Hi everyone, thanks for the feedback! Here's some feedback feedback:


Unless there is an advantage in using so many numerals on the card...

The advantage is that numerals fit better than spelled-out words, and there are a lot of numbers to squeeze in on that card. But y'all are right, it'd be better for it to be fully-compatible, so I re-did and happily I was able to make it work with spelled-out numbers.


Will there be icons?
IIRC every other Fluxx goal is illustrated, either by the necessary
or by more abstract icons. I was curious if Andy was making an exception

I wasn't planning to add icons, and it's not an exception. 10 cards in Hand and 5 Keepers don't have icons either, at least not in the original editions.


Dead Parrot is much better than Sleeping Parrot.

I disagree completely! There's nothing funny about a Dead Parrot per se. Out of context, it's just gross and sad. What makes it fun is the shopkeeper who continually insists it's not really dead, it's simply asleep.

> But the Shopkeeper never called it a Sleeping Parrot.
> It was Just Resting.  Or Kipping.  Or Pining.

This is a minor technicality in my book.

I think "Sleeping Parrot" is as valid a choice as any for the card.
The Spirit of the sketch has a dead parrot passed off as sleeping.

Exactly. I'm really not bothered by the fact that the actual word sleeping isn't used in the sketch. That's obviously what they're talking about, since they use just about every other sleep-related word you can think of, yet none of their words (like resting, pining, or stunned) quite sum up the spirit of what's going as well as the word sleeping, at least not for me. So I'm invoking my Artistic License here and sticking with the title Sleeping Parrot.


It would be even better if it were neutralized if a card with "It" is on
the table...

Hmm, that's funny, but it can't work. There's always an IT. There are 4 ITs in the boilerplate text at the top of the Creeper card alone! But it was amusing to consider.

-- Andy