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Re: [Fluxx] New terms needed

  • From"Berney Pellett" <berney.pellett@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateFri, 28 Nov 2008 10:54:58 -0500
One of the elements most valuable to me about Fluxx is the fact that anyone can play just by reading the cards. Everything is spelled out on the cards; except perhaps for someone who doesn't know what "draw" and "discard" mean, no explanation is necessary for anything in the game. Terms like "cache cards" or "dynamic cards" would require explanation for their meanings. This is something I do not want in my own game; Fluxx is one of the few games I have where anyone can play without spending time explaining the rules.


On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 8:39 AM, Bryan Stout <bryan.stout@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Thanks a lot!  Now I know what you mean and where you're coming from.  I obviously haven't done much CCG'ing.

Why are you opposed to this for Fluxx?


----- Original Message ----- From: "Christopher Hickman" <tophu@xxxxxxx>

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Subject: Re: [Fluxx] New terms needed

On Nov 28, 2008, at 7:26 AM, Bryan Stout wrote:
For the others, I personally am opposed to keywords in Fluxx.

Could you explain what you mean?

If this helps, here is the Magic the Gathering glossary entry for
Keyword Abilities (from which I think this terminology is being

Keyword Ability
Some abilities are very common or would require too much space to
define on a card. These abilities list only the name of the ability as
a "keyword"; sometimes reminder text summarizes the game rule. See
rule 502, "Keyword Abilities."

For example, creatures in Magic with the keyword ability Flying can't
be blocked except by creatures with Flying or Reach, but rather than
write twelve words you write one: Flying.  This thread is about
defining keywords for Fluxx to describe subsets of cards that
otherwise would take a lot of words to describe.

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