Hamsterprophecy: Prevision

It\’s All About Pen, Paper and People.

The Most Poetical Thing In The World

Posted by Nathan P. on February 6, 2007

“…the death, then, of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world; and equally is it beyond doubt that the lips best suited for such topic are those of a bereaved lover.” – Edgar A. Poe, ‘The Philosophy Of Composition’

When you have a Jack in your resolution hand (all of the cards of the suit that your Trait uses, counted in both the Cross and your 4 Futures), it means a death must be involved. When you have Queen, it means the death of a beautiful woman. When you have a King, it means the death of that which you hold most dear. When you have an Ace, it means your own death.

The highest card among those is the one that you count; you can choose not to count it, and instead give it into your opponents futures.

You can probably also only use Malocchio’s and Lusus Naturae if you have a face card in your “hand”, but I’m still not sure how those work.


3 Responses to “The Most Poetical Thing In The World”

  1. kevin allen jr. said

    totally awesome!

    i want to keep playing after i’m dead.

    If i haven’t involved a beautiful woman and i have to kill one i don’t think it will mean much to me. Thats not to say that it won’t be cool, but it won’t be as powerful as the other two options.

    trading off to give your opponant a high card is so harsh. excellent.

  2. Maybe, if you haven’t involved a beautiful woman yet, the Queen means you have to bring one in. If you already have a beautiful woman, then you have to kill her.

    Maybe each person gets to have at most one relationship to a beautiful woman (which would actually be very Poe…there’s never more than one beautiful woman involved, and even when there are, it’s the same woman)

    “But she died; and with my own hands I bore her to the tomb; and I laughed with a long and bitter laugh as I found no traces of the first, in the charnel where I laid the second, Morella.” – E.A. Poe, “Morella”

  3. Oh, and of COURSE you can keep playing after your dead.

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