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Re: [Chrononauts] Uberchrono and errata

  • FromJonathan Cogan <coganjd@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateWed, 08 Feb 2006 20:05:06 -0500
Also, in Uber, the "Cuban Missile Crisis" card should be changed to the "Alaska Missile Crisis" if the "Cuba Purchase" occurs by the US.

Peter John Oliver wrote:

Hey there everybody,
Peter Rabbit here. Fiver's Warren has been running a few games of Uberchrono in preparation for this year's Ubercon, and we've got a few bones to pick about it.

* It may be too late to amend the 3rd Printing, but while you were revising the 1980 card, did anyone think to alter the text on the 'real history' side? It currently reads, "Deranged fan guns down rock star on NYC street"... but if the Dutch come to the aid of the Colonies two hundred years earlier, New York City becomes New Amsterdam! For best results, perhaps this should be changed to "Manhattan street" for continuity in both timelines.

* Some of the EAC inverters could be tweaked to affect the original timeline as well. Specifically: -Spread Rumors: 1993'->1993. The attacks on David Koresh by the Waco Tribune-Herald in 1992 were critical in causing the ATF siege of the Branch Davidian compound. -Suppress Information: 1941'->1941. If Tokyo had issued an order to call off the attack, a well-placed time traveller could intercept that order to ensure the attack went off as planned. This usage is similar to how it's played in EAC. -Steal Plans: 1943->1943'. Stealing the plans for the Manhattan Project is certainly one way to sabotage it.

* How about a specialized Uberchrono expansion set, similar to the Lost Identities expansion for the original Chrononauts? It would free up some slots in the EAC sheet and consolodate the EAC-specific cards in one place. Maybe you could include it for free with an order of both Chrono and EAC. Ideally it would include:
-The current Uberchrono rules card.
-The 6 TRA 'Gold Watch' cards in the Short Run Depot.
-Spa Fon and perhaps a few other Identities that span both timelines. Another contest similar to the first Lost Identities nanofic competition could yield fruitful results. -The Mating Pair of Pterodactyls and other dual Artifacts, similar to the Fluxx promos. A gold-wrapped, cancer-curing chocolate bar? Who knows? -A few Goals that need artifacts from both decks. Again, I'm sure that between us we can come up with some ideas.

Feedback? Is there any chance at all that any of this will see daylight?

Peter Oliver
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