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Re: [Fluxx] Timing Ruling

  • FromAndy Looney <andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateMon, 01 Dec 2008 06:37:58 -0500
Hi Christopher! Good question. I don't think it's been officially answered before, so I condensed your situation into a question we can put on the FAQ page, and then wrote an answer for it:

Q: Suppose the Goal is All You Need Is Love, and someone plays an Action which causes all of the Keepers to be shuffled and dealt back out. If someone then gets Love as their first card, do they win immediately, or must they receive whatever other Keepers are headed their way before they can claim victory?

A: The latter. This is another tricky timing case (similar to the 10 Cards in Hand + Trade | Rotate Hands situation) in which the instant win concept collides with the principal of everything happening immediately. In this case, the Action must be completed first. The best way to play cards like Scramble Keepers or Share the Wealth is to deal everyone their new Keepers face down, with all players then revealing the cards they got all at once.

-- Andy

--On December 1, 2008 1:43:17 AM -0800 Christopher Onstad <xofour@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I apologize if this has already been asked.  I did a cursory search for
easy to get information, and didn't achieve immediate gratification.  So
I figured I would go to the list & see what people thought.  It comes
down to another timing issue, and a 1 in 673 occuring situation.  (the 1
in 673 is completely made up, please don't ask me for the math)  The
question stems from timing  & that a win occurs the moment a goals
conditions are met.

   It's diffuclt for me to make even a short story short, and long
stories, or explanations, or extranious filler infor, please just bear
with me.  I am editing as I go and well, as you can see, even this is
taking too long.

      Starting again.  My wife & I were playing.  We had double agendas
out.  one goal was all you need is love.  The other was shabat or
tradition, or something.  Keeper limit was 5, (well four with inflation)
and we both were maxed out.  My wife played share the wealth.  She
gathered up all the keepers, shuffled and started dealing to herself.
The 1st card she dealt was Love.  I declared her the winner.   She argued
a little bit because she was still playing out the action card.

I was under the impression that the instant a goal is fulfilled a game is
won.  But she figured the cards action had to be finished before a win
condition existed.

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