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.