From: "Alan Anderson" <aranders@xxxxxxxxxx>
In Carol's situation, the Get On With It! card has you discard your
hand, and then draw 3 more cards. I see them as being sequential rather
The card says "and", not "then". There's no indication that they are
anything other than simultaneous.
My interpretation: he didn't win.
Actually, I know it says "and" -- I double-checked before I wrote. Here's
my reasoning: two steps that go together can be considered simultaneous if
you can imagine them happening in any order. If they could only happen in
one order, they are sequential.
So with the Hot Potato, once I lay down a new Goal, I could either discard
the old Goal and then shift the Potato, or shift the Potato and then discard
the old Goal. They are essentially simultaneous and inseparable.
But with Get On With It!, I would only do it in one order: I discard my
whole hand and then draw 3 more. Doing it in reverse -- drawing 3 new cards
and then discarding my whole hand -- would violate the intent of GOWI. So
that's why I said "and then" earlier: there is an inherent sequence to the
And once you have a sequence in steps, you have spots in between the steps
when you can declare a win.
But the other interpretation is also reasonable. One could argue that the
card immediately being acted on must be completely finished before declaring
a win. And that's why I said I could see Andy ruling either way.
So the larger question is: is the indivisible event the card, or the steps
within the card? I'll need to look over my Fluxx decks to help think about