"Only you can save us," an older version of yourself said. "I didn't, but you can." He handed you a book and a die as he faded away. Passages were missing from the book, but you could infer your nemesis was erasing your existence; the die would allow you to move through time to stop him from interfering with your temporal selves as they faced critical challenges. REQUIRED Pencil, Paper, d6, cards. NEED TO KNOW --Aspects-- Clubs = Physical Hearts = Social Diamonds = Spirit Spades = Mind --Subjects-- 2 - Faith 3 - Pride 4 - Gain 5 - Elements 6 - Mystery 7 - Bravery 8 - Loss 9 - Health 10 - Persistence J - Poison Q - Horror K - Power A - Control --Resolution-- 6+ = Yes, and gain a Trait with no bonus 4-5 = Yes 3- = No, and -d6 Stability Traits: +3 bonus once/game. Traits mitigate harm; -1 from next roll/damage and Trait is lost. SETUP Describe character; choose 2 Traits/Aspect 10 (Temporal) Stability START Deal 13 cards/hand, face down. Flip card, describe challenge using Aspect/Subject. Describe action, resolving with a d6. END After four hands narrate your win, or if stability drops to zero/lose all traits in an aspect, your erasure from history.
I wish I had more time to playtest it- still not sure about the balance. Formatted version at http://www.chuckdee.net/?blog/outoftime