Looney Labs Rabbits Mailing list Archive

[Rabbits] Fluxx Concepts/Expansion

  • FromDavid Artman <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateMon, 28 Jan 2008 13:11:20 -0700
OK, the other webcomic thread has me wanting to poll:
If you ran Looney Labs, which would be your next Fluxx concept or
expansion, and why?

Spy Fluxx - Riffing off of James Bond, Spy versus Spy, Get Smart and
others, Spy Fluxx adds several new cards for things like looking at
another person's hand or stealing Keepers, "double agent" Keepers which
work for multiple players (ex: "If this Keeper is in play, both you and
the player to your right are considered to have it for purposes of
fulfilling a Goal"), new Keepers called "Gadgets" (each of which
typically targets a subset of Keepers, either Discarding them or Taking
them; or maybe also doing funky stuff with the Discard pile), and new,
edgy artwork (be a nice change of pace from the simplicity of Fluxx and
the whimsy of Zombie Fluxx).

Space Fluxx - Nothing fictional here: an accurate, educational variant
of Fluxx that is inspired by the current state of space exploration:
manned missions, robotic surveys, funding battles, personnel selection
and training, private industry relations, major supporters and
influential managers, etc. I bet a few phone calls to NASA and ESA would
lead to immediate access to their picture archives and maybe even rights
to use mission and vehicle names (if those aren't already public domain,
being--you know--paid for by taxes!). Beautiful four-color photos on
Goals and Keepers (and special Actions or Rules); an obvious educational
hook; a positive presentation of the future (though it'd be easy to make
jaded or left-hand jokes about the current state of affairs!); possibly
even the official logo of NASA: this product could really have legs.