Chrononauts Official Rules. Table of Contents. Executive Summary Getting Started Immediately: Starting Playing Winning; Detailed Overview Three Ways to . In Chrononauts, each player becomes a time traveler, with a unique identity and a secret mission. During the game, players travel backwards and forwards. Chrononauts» Forums» Rules. Subject: Memo card question · rss · New Thread · Printer Friendly; Subscribe sub options; Bookmark; Thread.

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At the start of the game, all Linchpins should be placed purple side up, and all Ripplepoints blue side up, so that the TimeLine reflects the way things actually were. Finally, deal out five cards from chronpnauts reduced play deck, and line them up under the characters, or hold them in your hand.

Retrieved June 24, What time is it? The “AND” case is trickier: Retrieved from ” https: These symbols are used in the game to keep track of how history has been changed and restored by the players.

As you’ve probably already noticed, there’s a fair amount of maintenance work involved in keeping rulea TimeLine up to date. A Patch can only be played when the corresponding year on the TimeLine is positioned Paradox side up.

These Paradoxes must be repaired, lest they start a chain reaction that could destroy the entire Universe.

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The game’s second edition was published in Your eyes chrononaut closed so that you don’t accidentally look at a clock or a watch. Artifact cards represent various amazing items from the past or future, which only a time traveler could acquire. As noted, Ripplepoints that depend on more than one Linchpin gules in two varieties: Retrieved March 24, OK, let’s assume someone has just changed history in this way.

He had mostly praise for the new timeline except for an out of step patch card regarding Sarah Palin ‘s rise to the national stage. Note that playing a Memo just cancels and discards the card being played; it doesn’t change whose turn it is. The four Timewarp cards are: Choose one of your five cards xhrononauts play it just as you would in the full game, except without drawing an extra card after playing a Patch.



To win by accomplishing your Mission, you must have the items in question on the table in front of you not in your hand so make sure you’ve played your Artifacts down on the table before revealing your secret Mission. Remember, to a certain degree this is a role playing game, so feel free to describe your actions as you take your turn.

When a New Mission or Your Parents Never Met card requires you to replace one of your two goal cards, place the old one underneath the appropriate stack and replace it with the top card in that pile. The literature tells us there are three possibilities rrules how the mechanics of Time Travel might actually work:.

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None of these cards may be harvested with the Rewind or the Quick Trip. Remember, you can only claim a victory at the end of your turn. This game is one big adventure made up of several different stories that are all going on rkles the same time. To lock in the goal and win, the player must go back in time and stop Doc Brown from inventing time travel. This person will be referred to as the TimeKeeper. Perhaps you’ve been instructed to gather up some live dinosaurs, or fetch some stuff from the Future, or grab a few long-gone items just before they were destroyed, for inclusion in some museum devoted to that sort of thing.

Each player randomly gets an ID card which gives goals, or timeline changes need to make sure that future character exists. Finally, you’ve got Paradox repair work to do. Cycling through the Deck: These two chrononaugs game elements can actually be separated, making for a pair of related, less complicated games. How You Can Lose: As you will note from looking at the cards, the TimeLine consists of Linchpins and Ripplepoints. So, as a Temporal Mechanic working for the Time Repair Agency, you’ve been trained to patch up these holes.


And most of these stories are sketchy or incomplete, with you, the players, providing the endings and filling in the gaps. You’re also on a Mission. Therefore, when playing a Patch, be careful to double-check the icons under “Playable If”, to make sure the Patch won’t immediately be Chrononautts. The Card Game ‘ “. As a two-player game this works somewhat, but tends to be better with more as otherwise it can degenerate into long sequences of simply reversing the other’s move.

If you realize after the fact that your character could have gone home on a previous turn, it’s too late; that’s no better than when the universe changes to what you need, then changes again before your turn comes around.

The game comes with two other game rules, Solonauts a solitaire version and Artifaxx a Fluxx -like variant. The reviews of Chrononauts leans towards the positive.

To win a game of Chrononauts, you must meet one of the following three conditions at the end of your turn:. But no whining the second time. Everyone loses if the Universe is destroyed, which happens when someone creates the chroonauts Paradox.

One of the great design challenges of this game was the decision of which events to include. Ripplepoints blue, and Linchpins purple. Only a few lucky individuals get to travel through Time, and those who can’t make the trip themselves are always getting time travelers to run errands for them.