Being dealt a creeper at the start of the game

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B-wing
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Being dealt a creeper at the start of the game

Post by B-wing » 03 May 2021, 02:25

According to Fluxx rules (as I understand them), if you're dealt a creeper at the start of the game (your first 3 card hand) that creeper (or creepers) is shuffled back into the deck and you are dealt a replacement card.

In a couple of games we've played here on BGA, some players have started games with a creeper already on the table.

Hoping this issue gets addressed.

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voriki
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Re: Being dealt a creeper at the start of the game

Post by voriki » 03 May 2021, 06:38

1) make a bug report
2) got table examples?
3) you're certain the creeper is part of the initial 3-hand players start with, or is it the 4th card they draw?

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Re: Being dealt a creeper at the start of the game

Post by BobTheTurtle » 07 May 2021, 22:54

The way I understand the rules, if a player is dealt a creeper at the start of the game, the creeper goes in front of that player, and they draw a replacement card, the same as if that player had drawn the creeper on any other turn. If those are the rules, then BGA has implemented them correctly. It is possible that I misunderstood the rules, but I have always played where you have to keep any creepers that you get in your starting hand.

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Re: Being dealt a creeper at the start of the game

Post by wolmot » 08 May 2021, 21:25

Hi B-wing,

Not sure where you got that creeper-at-start rule from, but it doesn’t look official.
The Looney Labs faq actually addresses this quite clearly here:
https://faq.looneylabs.com/question/1632

So no, creepers dealt in your starting hand are not shuffled back in, you just need to place them in front of you.
Doesn’t necessarily has to bad either, just maybe you also have a goal for which you need that creeper ;)

Hope you keep enjoying Fluxx!

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Re: Being dealt a creeper at the start of the game

Post by voriki » 09 May 2021, 09:46

wolmot wrote:
08 May 2021, 21:25
Doesn’t necessarily has to bad either, just maybe you also have a goal for which you need that creeper ;)
Or that potato that gets passed immediately to the next player as soon as the first goal is played.

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