Up to a point I agree. That point is, ironically, Munchkin Cthulhu which adds the Cultist victory condition which can (and has) dramatically shortened and changed the game.
I agree, however, that merely another flavour of the game can get stale. As much as I enjoy EcoFluxx, it is essentially just Fluxx by another colour. I've often said of Zombie Fluxx, however, that it feels like a brand new game built around the concept of Fluxx. There are so many unrecognisable cards and the Creeper rule really alters the way the game plays. I'd definitely like to see a move in that way to other Fluxx variants, in other words, use the concept of Fluxx as the building block ontop of which are added new mechanics, brand new rule cards, etc, rather than simply Fluxx with a wig and Groucho Marx disguise (or should that be Groucho Marxx, in this context).
On 28/01/2008 20:19:35, Melissa Parish
> For some reason, this is reminding me of Munchkin.
> It's great as a basic
> game, but they've gone extra far in their
> expansions/different versions.
> * regular Munchkin
> * Star Munchkin (space)
> * Munchkin Fu (ninja/samurai/etc)
> * Munchkin Bites (vampires/horror)
> * Super Munchkin (superheros)
> * Munchkin Impossible (spy/James Bond/etc)
> * Munchkin Cthulhu
> * The Good, The Bad, and The Munchkin (western)
> * Munchkin Booty (pirate)
> It's still the same game, just with a different theme. After some point, it
> just gets ridiculous.
> ~ Melissa