T . I . M . E Rulebook STO R I ES TEMPORAL AGENT: A HIGH-RISK CAREER, EXTRAORDINARY LIVES You’re looking for an exciting job with limitless career options that provides the opportunity to visit a vast number of realities and eras? You want to preserve temporal continuity, the formidable prosperity of our century, and the infinite travel perspectives offered by the Tachyon Insertion technique? You are insightful and motivated, and you like to work in a team environment? You aren’t afraid of anything? THE T . I . M . E AGENCY NEEDS YOU! We are at the service of Humanity — of all Humanity. Since the discovery of Tachyon Insertion, our entire world has changed: alternate realities have appeared; time has become flexible and malleable; and we have both profited from an era of limitless prosperity … and discovered untold dangers. When illegal or unforeseen visits to an alternate world occur, the continuum’s timeline is changed. This alteration can be minimal, but it can also be critical, and an action taken in the main temporal timeline could put our reality in jeopardy. THANKFULLY, WE’RE KEEPING WATCH! The T.I.M.E (Tachyon Insertion in Major Events) Agency was created by a consortium which is backed by all of the world’s governments in order to prevent these catastrophic changes. We use the least disruptive and least dangerous method of travel into the past, the future, or alternate realities: the separation of body and mind. Your mind is then projected into a receptacle which is already adapted to the era or world which you’re about to visit. This way, no element of the future can insert itself into the past or an unsuitable reality, thereby minimizing the risks of disturbance. Moreover, the receptacles are chosen with care in order not to cause significant alterations if they were to disappear… which can happen – alas! – but without any negative effects on the agents! FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION . The temporal caissons cannot maintain you indefinitely in an alternate reality or the past. If you do not manage to fulfill the mission given to you by the T.I.M.E Agency in the expected time, you will be returned to our time. You will then be able to resume the mission by starting from scratch. Don’t abuse this ability because the cost of each insertion to the Agency and to the taxpayers isn’t negligible! Are you ready for your first mission? The training manual awaits you, then once you join your team, it’ll be time for you to head to base. 2 THE CONCEPT BEHIND T.I.M.E STORIES 1.0 LE CONCEPT DE TIME STORIES L’idée de ce jeu est de fournir un support central commun à toute une série The idea behind is to offer a shared central framework an entire d’aventures. Une the foisgame ces règles générales assimilées, vous serezfor à même de range of Once you’ve learned scénario these general you will ready prendre enadventures. main n’importe quel nouveau et derules, démarrer unebenouvelle to handle a new scenario and begin asans new accrocs. adventure without any issues. aventure ROLEPLAYING GAME OR BOARDGAME? Neither one or the other — or rather both! Our first desire was to capture the feeling of the roleplaying games of our youth, but in a more compact and less time-consuming format as the era of self-contained campaigns in bomb shelters is unfortunately over ... Ni l’un ni l’autre, ou plutôt les deux ! L’envie première était de retrouver les T.I.M.E Stories therefore narrative game.sur Each thecompact chance to sensations du jeuisde rôle deanotre jeunesse, unplayer formathas plus et take moins possession of “receptacle”, a character from the visited world, andantiatomique is free to chronophage, cara l’époque des campagnes en autarcie dans un abri give it the dose of “role” they want. In the end, matters is the story told and est malheureusement bienwhat révolue... lived, in the game as well as around the table. Time Stories est donc un jeu narratif. Chacun aura l’occasion de prendre possession it’s also a board game in the modern sensevisité, of theetterm, withlui itsinsuffler actions and d’unBut « réceptacle », un personnage de l’univers pourra la dose movements subject to a set of rules that allow reflection and optimization. So, au de « rôle » qui lui plaît. Au final, ce qui compte c’est l’histoire racontée et vécue, even if chance still plays a role during a game, it’s possible to play “well”, but sein du jeu comme autour de la table. you can also play “badly” — and pay the price for it! Mais c’est aussi un jeu de plateau au sens moderne du terme, avec des actions et des déplacements soumis à un ensemble de règles permettant réflexion et A COOPERATIVE GAME optimisation. Ainsi, même si la chance jouera toujours un rôle lors d’une partie, il The scenario contained in this box is fully cooperative; the players work together est possible de « bien » jouer comme de « mal » jouer... Et d’en payer le prix ! against the game, which will lay many traps and puzzles. It’s a group experience, and you will succeed or fail together. In time, it’s not impossible that a breeze of dissension will blow over the but for the moment, you’re safe from that... 1.2team, UN JEU COOPÉRATIF 1.1 JEU DE RÔLE OU JEU DE PLATEAU ? scénario proposé dans cette boîte est pleinement coopératif, les joueurs 1LeDECK =1 MISSION s’associent donc pour jouer contre » le jeu, qui leur tendra bienStories, des embûches In this box, you’ll find all of« the materials required to play T.I.M.E as well et casse-tête. C’est donc une expérience de groupe, et vous gagnerez ou échouerez as a pack of cards, called a “deck”. Each deck is an entire scenario, a mission ensemble. À agents terme, have il n’est impossible qu’un to airreceive de dissension souffle sur of votre that your to pas successfully complete the congratulations équipe, mais pour le moment, vous êtes à l’abri de cela... your instructor, Bob Lyfen. Each new deck you purchase follows these same basic rules and is supplemented with a few details that will be given to you at the start of your mission while at base. 1.3 1 DECK = 1 MISSION In all cases, DO NOT OPEN A DECK UNTIL YOU ARE ABOUT TO START Dans cette boîte, vous trouverez tout le matériel nécessaire pour jouer à Time PLAYING A SCENARIO! Stories, ainsi qu’un paquet de cartes, appelé « deck ». Chaque deck est un scénario à part entière, une mission que vous, agents, devrez mener à bien pour recevoir les félicitations de votre instructeur, Bob Lyfen. Chaque nouveau deck que vous vous procurerez suivra les mêmes règles élémentaires et sera agrémenté de quelques spécificités dont vous prendrez connaissance au départ de votre mission, dans la base. you a PAS newUN scenario (and D’ÊTRE thus aSUR new deck),DE DansWhen tous les cas,discover N’OUVREZ DECK AVANT LE POINT it is possible that it COMMENCER will be divided into multiple packs of cards À JOUER ! (unlike the scenario deck offered in this box, Asylum). In that case, without looking at the cards in question, simply stack the packs to form a unique deck (by placing them in the given order: pack 1 on the top, pack 2 directly underneath it, etc.). 3 DECK MANIPULATION Since the story, the receptacles, the items, and the riddles of a mission are contained in the cards of a single deck, it’s extremely important that you learn to manipulate the cards with care while precisely following the given directives. Otherwise, you might deprive yourself of some of the essential aspects that give the game all of its flavor: the surprise, the discovery, and the resolution of riddles. INTRODUCTION OF THE MATERIALS Here’s a brief introduction to all of the components: 8 AGENT PAWNS During a game, each agent has a pawn that allows them to indicate their position in a scene, as well as a small pawn used as a reminder of their color. PLAYING WITH TWO PLAYERS You can play a T.I.M.E Stories game with two players. With two players, each player chooses and controls two receptacles. 1 TIME TOKEN The time token moves along the Time Line and indicates the number of Temporal Units (TU) that remain to achieve the mission. Don’t forget that T.I.M.E Stories is above all a game of communication. The more numerous the players, the more entertaining the experience! 1 GROUP TOKEN CHALLENGE AND NARRATION The group token indicates the location of the group within the world you’re exploring. It is placed on the PLAN cards (see further). Your group may never split up. -M ost of the scenarios are based on an enigma, so pay attention to what you read, what you see, and what you’re told. 1 TIME CAPTAIN DIE Don’t lose sight of the following points: This die is held by the Time Captain, and it determines the number of Temporal Units (TU) spent when changing locations. - To better understand the enigma, don’t overlook the story’s background. Beyond the tokens and the cards with symbols, each scenario is a story, with a background to discover. 6 ACTION DICE These dice are used to overcome the tests that you’ll face throughout the game: combat, strength, persuasion, deftness, etc. - T his is a cooperative game, so you must COM-MU-NI-CATE at all costs! Share your experiences, explain what you’ve seen, come up with hypotheses. You’ll considerably increase your chances of success this way. All agents are in telepathic contact for the entire length of the scenario. They can therefore talk, exchange ideas, and make decisions in common! GOLDEN RULE In case of a contradiction between two rules, the following rules are applied: The text of a Receptacle card takes precedence over an item’s text. The text of an item takes precedence over a location’s text. The text of a location takes precedence over a Base card’s text. The text of a Base card takes precedence over the game’s basic rules. 40 NORMAL SHIELDS / SKULL SHIELDS Front These shields are used to define a test’s difficulty. The more there are, the more difficult it is to overcome. The more skulls there are, the more dangerous it is. To overcome a test, you have use the Back action dice to eliminate all of the shields. 7 TIME SHIELDS This type of shield is sometimes present on a test and causes an inopportune loss of time. 7 HEART SHIELDS This type of shield is sometimes present on a test and causes a brutal life point loss. 7 SPECIAL SHIELDS This type of shield is sometimes present on a test, and its effect depends on the scenario. 140 RESOURCE TOKENS These tokens represent items that vary from one scenario to the next: gold coins, ammunition, ingredients, etc. 30 LIFE POINTS (LP) These tokens indicate the level of life remaining in the receptacle you control on your mission. Be careful: At 0 LP, your receptacle dies! 24 STATE TOKENS You gain these tokens throughout the mission. They show that you’ve completed a certain action, obtained certain information, etc. This token then gives you access to new cards or information... 4 The set-up of all scenarios remains the same. Simply follow the numbers below step-by-step. SET-UP As much as possible, sit on the same side of the game board so that everyone can clearly see the card panoramas during the game. 1> S et up the game board facing the players. This aids immersion and also helps in your missions as some details from the artwork can turn out to be vital… 2> Place half of the normal shields with the skull side showing and other half with the white shield showing. Sort the other three kinds of shields by type. 3> P lace the life points as well as the resource tokens above the board. 4> S ort the 24 state tokens and place them to the left of the board. PLAYER 1 5> P lace the 6 action dice and the Time Captain die near the players. PLAYER 2 PLAYER 3 6> P lace the time token and the group pawn near the players. Their starting position is given to you at the beginning of the scenario, during the lecture at the base. PLAYER 4 7> E ach player takes one of the main pawns of the color of their choice, as well as the small one of the matching color. 5 OBJECT OF THE GAME THE BASE CARDS At the beginning of the scenario, you are at the T.I.M.E Agency base and you receive your mission briefing. It’s then a question of you successfully completing that mission, ideally in a minimum number of attempts. An attempt is commonly called a “run”. A run equals a complete game, meaning the use of all of the Temporal Units (TU) at your disposal. Sending you into your receptacles, wherever they might be at the four corners of time and space, has an enormous energy cost, and because of that you have only a limited time in the field to successfully complete your mission, after which you’ll be recalled to base. All missions start at the base. This is where the players learn the nature of the mission, as well as any rules specific to the scenario. The base is constructed like a location, that is, a set of cards whose backs form a panorama that illustrates the scene which opens before you. Opening the base means placing all of its cards on the board in the alphabetical order of the letters shown on the back of the cards (from A to – at most – H). Be careful: This area works differently from the others. There are no TU to spend, no tokens to place. Simply read the cards in order, one after another. DONNEES:CREAENCOURS:••SPACE_COWBOYS:TIMES_STORIES:3-PAO_TS:C_CARDS_TS:DECK01_ASYLUM_TS:LIVRE_D01_ASYLUM_TS_100615_EN:001-007_US_BASE_V_ASYLUM.INDD DONNEES:CREA • MÀJLE16JUIN ENCOURS:• 20154:21•SP•ACE_COWBOYS:TIMES_STORIES:3-PAO_TS:C_CARDS_TS:DECK01_ASYLUM_TS:LIVRE_D01_ASYLUM_TS_100615_EN:001-007_US_BASE_V_ASYLUM.INDD DONNEES:CREA • MÀJLE16JUIN ENCOURS:• 20154:21•SP•ACE_COWBOYS:TIMES_STORIES:3-PAO_TS:C_CARDS_TS:DECK01_ASYLUM_TS:LIVRE_D01_ASYLUM_TS_100615_EN:001-007_US_BASE_V_ASYLUM.INDD DONNEES:CREA • MÀJLE16JUIN ENCOURS:• 20154:21•SP•ACE_COWBOYS:TIMES_STORIES:3-PAO_TS:C_CARDS_TS:DECK01_ASYLUM_TS:LIVRE_D01_ASYLUM_TS_100615_EN:001-007_US_BASE_V_ASYLUM.INDD DONNEES:CREA • MÀJLE16JUIN ENCOURS:• 20154:21•SP•ACE_COWBOYS:TIMES_STORIES:3-PAO_TS:C_CARDS_TS:DECK01_ASYLUM_TS:LIVRE_D01_ASYLUM_TS_100615_EN:001-007_US_BASE_V_ASYLUM.INDD DONNEES:CREA • MÀJLE16JUIN ENCOURS:• 20154:21•SP•ACE_COWBOYS:TIMES_STORIES:3-PAO_TS:C_CARDS_TS:DECK01_ASYLUM_TS:LIVRE_D01_ASYLUM_TS_100615_EN:001-007_US_BASE_V_ASYLUM.INDD • MÀJLE16JUIN20154:21 • ANATOMY OF A DECK DONNEES:CREAENCOURS:••SPACE_COWBOYS:TIMES_STORIES:3-PAO_TS:C_CARDS_TS:DECK01_ASYLUM_TS:LIVRE_D01_ASYLUM_TS_100615_EN:001-007_US_BASE_V_ASYLUM.INDD • MÀJLE16JUIN20154:21 • BASE – C BASE – B Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 2 BASE As you now know, a scenario is comprised only of the cards that make the deck. There are many types of cards, of which these are the main types, which will be found in all decks. THE “FLASH CARDS” This term is taken from poker, where it’s important to not reveal the card at the bottom of the deck. The upper flash card gives the name of the scenario, while the lower flash card keeps you from seeing the last card of the deck by accident. These cards are not used in the game and can be set aside. Some scenarios do not contain flash cards. A S Y LU 1921 N M Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 17/06/2015 12:05 3 Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 17/06/2015 12:05 4 Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 17/06/2015 12:05 5 Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 17/06/2015 12:05 6 Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 17/06/2015 12:05 7 17/06/2015 12:05 BA BA SE BA SE–E–FG BAS SE C –D E– B 2 Livre Livre_ _D01 D01__US_ Livre Livre Livre_ US_A _D01D01_U _D01 sylum _US_ Asylu _US_ S_Asy m_TS _TS_ Asylu Asylu lum_T 0806 _080 m_TS m_TS S_080 Livre_D0 15.ind 615.i _080 1_US_A _080 615.in b ndb 615.i sylum_T 615.i ndb db 673 S_08061 ndb 4 5.indb 5 74 BAS BASE E – C –D BASE E –F 3 65 2 17/06 17/06/20 17/06/ 2015 15 12:05 17/06/2015 12:05 17/06 /2015 12:05 17/06 /2015 12:05 /2015 12:05 12:05 Livre_D01 _US_Asy lum_TS_0 8061 5.indb THE SUCCESSFUL/FAILED MISSION CARDS 1 17/06/20 15 12:0 5 Asylu m_TS _080 615.indb 1 /2015 13:27 Starting from the top, the cards of a scenario are sorted by set-up order and adventure start-up. The base is therefore always found at the top of the deck. Bob, Laura, and Sam will let you know where and when to place which cards. When you open a deck, place it on the space for it on the board, open the base (see further), and let yourself be guided. During the mission, it’s up to you to discover the locations that most interest you. If you successfully complete your mission, the game sends you to the Mission Successful card. If you end up using all of your TU before completing the mission, you must read the Mission Failed TU card. There are sometimes other ways of failing your mission. If this happens, the scenario will then direct you to the Mission Failed card matching your failure. SIONS_V_ASYLUM.INDD _TS_100615_EN:042-046_US_MIS SYLUM_TS:LIVRE_D01_ASYLUM S:3-PAO_TS:C_CARDS_TS:DECK01_A COURS:••SPACE_COWBOYS:TIMES_STORIE DONNEES:CREAEN DONNEES:CREAENCOURS:••SPACE_COWBOYS:TIMES_STORIES:3-PAO_TS:C_CARDS_TS:DECK01_ASYLUM_TS:LIVRE_D01_ASYLUM_TS_100615_EN:042-046_US_MISSIONS_V_ASYLUM.INDD • MÀJLE15JUIN20155:49 • 5:49 • • MÀJLE15JUIN2015 The TU token reaches 0? If you must reset your deck (to put it away, to play it with friends, or after failing a mission), the little numbers on the back of the cards allow you to sort them in their original order. Card #1 must be on the top, followed by card #2, etc. DONNEES:CREAENCOURS:••SPACE_COWBOYS:TIMES_STORIES:3-PAO_TS:C_CARDS_TS:DECK01_ASYLUM_TS:LIVRE_D01_ASYLUM_TS_100615_EN:001-007_US_BASE_V_ASYLUM.INDD • MÀJLE16JUIN20154:21 • D (TU) MISSION FAILE MISSION SUCCESSFUL 42 43 db S_Asylum_TS_080615.in Livre_D01_U 17/06/2015 12:07 43 Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 42 THE 4 PLAN CARDS PL A N PLAN PLAN PL A N BASE A–B–C–D–E–F–G A–B–C–D–E–F–G Now tak aloud carde turns revealin g and rea s B thro ding ugh G, one by one. Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 1 Back Livre_D 38 01_US_ Asylum _TS_08 38 38 38 Livre _D01_U S_Asylu m_TS_0 8061 Livre_D01_US_Asylum 5.ind _TS_080615.indb b 38 38 38 _TS_080615.indb b 38 Livre_D01_US_Asylum 5.ind 8061 m_TS_0 S_Asylu _D01_U Livre 17/06/2015 12:05 0615.in db 1 7 15 12:0 17/06/20 17/06/2015 12:07 17/06/2015 12:07 17/06/20 15 12:0 7 17/06/20 15 13:2 7 Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 1 17/06/2015 12:07 The 4 PLAN cards are placed on the board on their reserved space to form a map of the area. On this map, you will place the group token in order to locate your team in the world being visited. Front A soft and rest ful voic the sma e ll arriving metallic noises fills the air, blan in this roo that you keting had hea m. rd upon “You are 42 second time bet ter in the s late. Try to manag futu re. That said e your , sortium welcome, age nts. I am has dee med you transfer Laura. The . Congra contulation apt to undergo s. 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RESETTING THE DECK 6 BASE – G 7 BASE BA SE–– F BA BA SE SE CE ––D 17/06 1 6 DONNEES:C DONNEES:C REAEN DONNEES:C COURS:• REAEN DONNEES:C COURS:• •SPACE_COWB REA ENCOURS:• •SPACE_COWB REAEN COURS:••SPACE_COWB OYS:TIMES DONNEES:CR OYS:TIMES_ •SPACE_COWB _STORIES:3 EAENCOURS:• STORIES:3-P OYS:TIMES •SPACE_COWBO -PAO_TS:C_C OYS:TIMES _STORIES:3 AO_TS:C_CA _STORIES:3 -P ARDS_TS:D YS:TIMES_STO RDS_TS:DEC AO_TS:C_C -PAO_TS:C_C ARDS_TS:DK01_ASYLUM ECK01_ASY RIES:3-P AO_TS:C_CAR LUM_TS:LIV ARDS_TS:D ECK01_ASY _TS:LIVRE_D DS_TS:DECK0 RE_D01_AS ECK01_ASY 1_ASYLUM_TS LUM_TS:LIV 01_ASYLUM YLUM_TS_1 LUM_TS:LIV RE_D01_AS _TS_100615_ :LIVRE_D01_AS 00615_EN:0 RE_D01_AS YLUM_TS_1 EN:001-007_U YLUM_TS_100 01-007_US_ YLUM_TS_1 S_BASE_V_A 00615_EN:0 615_EN:001-00 BASE_V_AS 00615_EN:0 SYLUM.INDD 01-007_US_ 7_US_BASE_V YLUM.INDD 01-007_US_ DONNEES:C BASE_V_AS _ASYLUM.IND • MÀJ DONNEES:C BASE_V_AS LEREA •16JUIN YLUM.INDD D DONNEES:CR MÀJ ENCOURS:• • MÀJ 2015 LEREA 164:21 YLUM.INDD LE JUIN DONNEES:C EN•SP 16 EA JUIN COURS:• • EN 2015 •ACE_COWB COURS:• 2015 MÀJ DONNEES:C 4:21•SP LE4:21 • MÀJ •EN REA SP•ACE_COWBO 16JUIN •ACE_COWB OYS:TIMES_ LEREA COURS:• 20154:21 DONNEES:CREA 16JUIN ENCOURS:• YS:TIMES_STO OYS:TIMES 20154:21 STORIES:3-P •SPACE_COWB ENCOURS:• •SPACE_COWBOYS:TIM •SP••ACE_COWB RIES:3-P _STORIES:3 AO_TS:C_CA OYS:TIMES AO_TS:C_CAR ES_STORIES:3-P -PAO_TS:C_C RDS_TS:DEC OYS:TIMES _STORIES:3 DS_TS:DECK0 AO_TS:C_CARDS_TS _STORIES:3 -P K01_ASYLUM ARDS_TS:D 1_ASYLUM_TS AO_TS:C_C :DECK01_ASYLUM_T -PAO_TS:C_C ARDS_TS:D ECK01_ASY _TS:LIVRE_D :LIVRE_D01_AS S:LIVRE_D01_ASYLUM 01_ASYLUM LUM_TS:LIV ARDS_TS:D ECK01_ASY YLUM_TS_100 _TS_100615_EN:001-0 _TS_100615_ RE_D01_AS ECK01_ASY LUM_TS:LIV 615_EN:001-00 07_US_BASE_V_ASYL EN:001-007_U YLUM_TS_1 LUM_TS:LIV RE_D01_AS 7_US_BASE_V UM.INDD DONNEES:CREA • MÀJLE16 00615_EN:0 S_BASE_V_A RE_D01_AS YLUM_TS_1 _ASYLUM.IND JUIN ENCOURS:• 20154:21•SP 01-007_US_ SYLUM.INDD YLUM_TS_1 00615_EN:0 •ACE_COWBOYS:TIM D DONNEES:CR • DONNEES:C BASE_V_AS MÀJ 00615_EN:0 01-007_US_ ES_STORIES:3-P EA •LE16 JUIN ENCOURS:• MÀJ 2015 4:21•SP•ACE_COWBO AO_TS:C_CARDS_TS REA 16JUIN YLUM.INDD LE 01-007_US_ BASE_V_AS EN COURS:• 20154:21 :DECK01_ASYLUM_T BASE_V_AS YLUM.INDD •SP•ACE_COWB • MÀJ YS:TIMES_STO S:LIVRE_D01_ASYLUM YLUM.INDDDONNEES:C LE16JUIN RIES:3-P OYS:TIMES_ 20154:21 • MÀJ AO_TS:C_CAR _TS_100615_EN:001-0 DONNEES:C LEREA • MÀJ STORIES:3-P 16JUIN • ENCOURS:• DS_TS:DECK0 07_US_BASE_V_ASYL LEREA 20154:21 16JUIN AO_TS:C_CA ENCOURS:• 20154:21 •SPACE_COWB 1_ASYLUM_TS UM.INDD RDS_TS:DEC •SP••ACE_COWB • MÀJLE16 :LIVRE_D01_AS JUIN20154:21 OYS:TIMES K01_ASYLUM • OYS:TIMES _STORIES:3 YLUM_TS_100 _TS:LIVRE_D _STORIES:3 -P 615_EN:001-00 AO_TS:C_C 01_ASYLUM -PAO_TS:C_C ARDS_TS:D 7_US_BASE_V _TS_100615_ ARDS_TS:D ECK01_ASY _ASYLUM.IND EN:001-007_U D • MÀJ ECK01_ASY LUM_TS:LIV S_BASE_V_A LE16JUIN LUM_TS:LIV RE_D01_AS 20154:21 SYLUM.INDD RE_D01_AS YLUM_TS_1 • • MÀJ YLUM_TS_1 00615_EN:0 LE16JUIN 00615_EN:0 01-007_US_ 20154:21 • 01-007_US_ BASE_V_AS BASE_V_AS YLUM.INDD YLUM.INDD • MÀJ LE16JUIN • MÀJ LE16JUIN 20154:21 20154:21 • • 67 54 3 _US_ 1 BASE – F 5 Once read, the Base cards are always kept next to the board. This way, they are available throughout the game to allow confirmation of rule points, to check the mission goal, etc. DO NO T READIN OPEN BEFOR E G THE RULES . Livre_D01 The back of a card is always the side that shows the numbering discussed above. The front is the other side, of course. BASE – E 4 .T. SET-UP OF A DECK FRONT/BACK BASE – D 3 2 17/06/2015 12:05 THE LOCATION CARDS RECEPTACLE CARDS Narrative Card (A) On the back, an illustration reveals its physical appearance as well as its name. On the front are found the number of action dice you can roll depending on the nature of the tests encountered, its resistance, and its Life Points (LP), as well as any possible “powers” that the receptacle has, which might also alter the game’s rules slightly. DAY ROOM A scenario is made up of locations, each of which is made up of two or three types of cards: - Card A is a narration card, which details the location you are looking at and which is read out loud by the current Time Captain. - The other location cards form a panorama that illustrates what you’re seeing through the eyes of your receptacles. - Some cards can be sealed: To gain access to such a card, you must fulfill a condition shown on its back. Name of the location A Position of the card A B C D A receptacle is a character you possess in the world in which your team is being sent on a mission. You take possession of its body and are thus in charge of its abilities (and sometimes of its flaws…). From among the offered receptacles, you can choose whichever one inspires you, or the one that seems ideal for the current mission, knowing that for any new run, you can choose a different receptacle from among those available. Listing of all the cards that make up this location E Madeleine du Tilleul Name Sometimes, an inventory item is mentioned: You can help yourself to the indicated stocks. Madeleine du Tilleul Anxiety attacks 2 F 2 1 Hey! Guys, don’t go! Heeey! Wait for me! 2 3 The number of LP tokens the receptacle possesses at the start of the game. 56 Madeleine can’t stand solitude. When she’s on a space with no other agents, she rolls 1 fewer die than her level. Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 56 When, however, all other living agents are present in the same space, she rolls 1 more die than her level. 17/06/2015 12:07 Cards making up the location’s panorama Name and position of the card Powers or special skills. Anxiety attacks 49 . The zone of the receptacle’s statistics is divided into two parts. On the left is the number of dice that can be rolled depending on the nature of the tests; on the right, its resistance and the LP that it has at the start of the game. DAY ROOM Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 49 A A B C 56 D E 17/06/2015 12:07 F DAY ROOM - D DAY ROOM - B DAY ROOM - C 57 Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 56 Zone of the receptacle’s statistics. Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 17/06/2015 12:07 57 DAY ROOM - E DAY ROOM - D 58 DAY ROOM - E 59 60 60 Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 17/06/2015 12:07 58 Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 17/06/2015 12:07 59 Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 17/06/2015 12:07 60 DAY ROOM - F DAY ROOM - F 61 Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 17/06/2015 12:07 61 Other example: AltaceThe the Elder Altace Elder Paladin 61 Mage Elizia Dor 17/06/2015 12:07 3 Inventory: Paladin Inventory: Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 60 17/06/2015 13:29 Example: Elizia Dor Dor Elizia Example of a sealed card Condition Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 49 3 players players players Inventory: 94 7 Inventory: players 9 17/06/2015 12:07 3 Altace The Elder players 4 3 84 8 6 Mage 7 players 4 players 6 players Restriction: you cannot wear armor or use a weapon. Restriction: you cannot wear armor or use a weapon. 2 2 3 3 22 3 36 6 2 2 1 1 44 1 13 3 Disintegration (combat spell) 1 to 4 Divine Favor After each roll, you can reroll one of your dice. PROMENADE - F She can also fight with ranged weapons by rolling 2 dice. Imposition des mains After each roll, you canparreroll one deoflieu, your Une fois changement justedice. 72 Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 72 ITEM CARDS Item is a generic term that represents all sorts of things you’ll discover, encounter, or receive during your mission: objects, information, people, etc. Each item is designated by a number in order to keep its nature secret and so that you can easily find it in the dedicated pack of cards. Imposition des mains (y compris vous-même) au prix de 1 9 1 1 27 7 27 79 1 9 7 27 16 ITEM 8 _US_Asylu _TS_080615.indb Livre_D01_US_Asylum 8 ITEM m_TS_08 34 ITEM 14 Livre_D01 Livre_D01 _US_Asylu 0615.indb 16 17/06/2015 12:05 .indb 14 m_TS_080615 17/06/2015 01_US_Asylu 12:06 Livre_D Au moins 5 : élimine 7 à répartir(sort sur votre case Explosion de combat) avant le changement de Time Captain, In combat,vous pouvez soigner 1 à unHer resistance agent (y compris vous-même) au prix de 1is 3.. she rolls 3 dice. Une fois par changement de lieu, juste During a avant deftnessletest, SheTime beginsCaptain, the game changement de she rolls 2 dice. Life agent Points. vous pouvez soigner 1 with à6 un from your space. (sort combat) He: rolls 4 dicede magic. 1 to 4 Explosion removes 3for from your space. 1à3 : élimine 3 sur votre case. 5 or4 more: removes 5 votrefrom : élimine 4 sur case. your space. Divine Favor 17/06/2015 12:08 : removes 3 5 or more: removes 5 from your space. Disintegration (combat spell) . In combat, His resistance et les éventuelles cases adjacentes. à 31 die. : élimine 3 sur votre he 1rolls is 1. case. Téléportation 4 :Au élimine votre case. moins 3 4: vous sur permet de téléporter entre deux Au moins 5 le :groupe élimine 7 ). salles afﬁchant un pentacle ( During aàdeftness test,sur votre case He starts répartir he rolls 2 dice. withadjacentes. 3 Life Points. et les éventuelles cases Téléportation Au moins 3 : vous permet The receptacles thus have varying levels of abilities and not necessarily the de téléporter le groupe entre deux same statistics. Above, we can see that Eliza knows topentacle use a (ranged salles afﬁhow chant un ). weapon, but does not use magic, while in Altace’s case, the opposite is true. ITEM m_TS_08 0615.indb12:06 17/06/2015 34 17/06/2015 12:06 7 TIME CAPTAIN To enter a location, all that’s required is that each player place their pawn on a space above the card that interests them. As with any other decision of the party, you can debate and argue as much as you want, but in the end each player does as they wish. However, if at least one agent decides to enter a location, all of them must do so as well. (Theoretically, after reading card A, the group might decide to change locations.) There are no restrictions on the number of agents allowed on a single card. In order to prevent anyone from staying in the background during the game, the players each take on, in turn, the role of the Time Captain, the “chief” of the current location. Various tasks are given to that player: - They read card A of that location out loud. - That player is responsible for TU expenditure (as detailed later). - That player breaks ties if the team can’t reach a clear majority regarding an action or a location change. OVERVIEW OF A RUN Blue and Green have decided to go to the same space to explore the corresponding card, while Pink and Yellow have decided to go on their own. A run lasts for a certain number of TU, which will be allocated in the base. The team is then transferred to a first location. Two phases then succeed one another until the allocated time runs out: Sealed Cards The marks found on the back of a card indicate the conditions needed to be able to see the card (and/or place yourself above the corresponding card). If you do not fulfill these conditions, you cannot place or move your pawn above this card, and therefore check it (as detailed later). 1 – OPENING AND EXPLORATION OF A LOCATION; 2 – LOCATION CHANGE. OPENING AND EXPLORATION OF A LOCATION Opening of the location The Time Captain searches through the deck for the location the party has decided to explore. The player must never flip over the cards in the deck and should look at the card backs as little as possible. To aid your searches, card A is on top of the others from that location, and the name of the location is indicated on the left side. A DAY ROOM DAY ROOM You must follow these guidelines: Here, your team needs to own the state token indicated. A ROOM DAY A DAY ROOM - D -C DAY ROOM OM - B DAY RO -B ROOMB OM - C DAY DAY ROROOM -D DAY C ROOM - E D DAY 56 57 E B C D PROMENADE - E 71 Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 71 61 17/06/2015 12:08 7 15 12:0 17/06/20 17/06/2015 12:07 17/06/2015 12:07 17/06/2015 Liv A 5 201 12:07 -E DAY ROOM - F 60 57 db 58 5.in 061 615.indb Livre_D01_US_Asyl _08 _080615.indb 59 _TS TS_080 60 _TSum_TS_08 S_080615.indb Asylum_ sylum lum 0615.indb 56 Livre_D01_US_Asylum_T 01_US_ AsyS_A 1_U Livre_D _D0S_ Livre1_U re_D0 To ensure that you don’t miss or forget the cards that make up a location, they are all listed on the back of card A. DAY ROOM 59 F 17/06/ 5859 60 C OM - D DAY RO 58 E To see this card, the entire party must move to the corresponding space. 12:07 F 56 LOCATION 17 - C The Time Captain then places the cards on the board in alphabetical order to create the scene’s panorama (from B to – potentially – H, without revealing them). 123 Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 123 DAY ROOM Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 56 + A A B C D Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 107 E DAY ROOM - B Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 17/06/2015 12:07 57 DAY ROOM - C 58 Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 17/06/2015 12:07 58 DAY ROOM - D 59 Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 17/06/2015 12:07 59 DAY ROOM - E 60 Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 17/06/2015 12:07 60 Y DAY ROOM - F ou ﬁnd yourself in the day room of an asylum. It’s the end of the afternoon. The room is calm, with a gramophone ﬁlling the place with sweet music. The low sun ou ﬁnd yourself in the day room of an asylum. It’s the end of the afternoon. illuminates with amber light. The roomall is calm, with a an gramophone 61 Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 17/06/2015 12:07 61 Reading of card A The Time Captain reads card A out loud. The words in bold refer to some of what is found on the cards that comprise the scene spread out before you. 17/06/2015 12:08 Madeleine du Tilleul Only the receptacles indicated can visit this card (and thus place themselves on the space above it). F 57 17/06/2015 12:07 Y Madeleine du Tilleul ﬁlling the place with sweet music. The low sun illuminates all with an amber light. SCRIPTARIUM of the hall stands near the The nurse indoor.charge Behind her, a man is very near focused the door. of the hall stands on his chessboard. The nurse in charge 49 65 54 49 54 In the background, enjoying the light of the large windows, a young woman paints frantically. She throws you furtive, disturbed glances. Behind her, a man is very focused on chessboard. Sittinghis in a corner of the room, Exploration of a location Once the location has been presented by the Time Captain, it is time to in a corner of the room, enter it in order to discover what it holds. “Entering” Sitting aa manlocation gives you a slight wave. does not cost TU. Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 56 57 17/06/2015 13:29 Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 57 Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 56 Marie Bertholet Vasil La Fouine a man gives you a slight wave. In the background, enjoying DAY ROOM - B the light of the large windows, a young woman paints frantically. She throws you furtive, disturbed glances. 8 + LOCATION 14 - E 107 56 Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 56 17/06/2015 12:09 Here, you must have all of the state tokens indicated.. 17/06/2015 12:07 DAY ROOM - C 58 Vasil La Fouine 17/06/2015 12:07 17/06/2015 13:29 Marie Bertholet SCRIPTARIUM 64 50 48 50 48 Same thing, except that one of the receptacles must also have the indicated key. A few example of specific icons SCRIPTARIUM Move your pawn. Move your pawn from one space to another, provided that you’re allowed to access it (see sealed cards). 62 At least one agent must place themselves on the corresponding card as soon as the location is opened. SCRIPTARIUM 61 SCRIPTARIUM 63 This card is immediately discarded unless at least one agent is placed on the corresponding space as soon as the location is opened. On a subsequent run, this card is laid out with this location as normal. Consult a card and exchange information Only an agent present on a space can consult the corresponding card by taking it and reading its front side. If multiple agents are on the same space, they can read the card together, or one after another, at their convenience. The agents have a telepathic power that allows them to explain to the others what’s happening, to communicate any information gathered, and to expose the choices that are offered to them — but to encourage discussion and favor a narrative ambiance, there are two important rules to follow: - Don’t show a card to a player who isn’t on the same space as you. - Don’t read all of a card out loud. Paraphrase, cite, and evoke; in short, tell what you’re going through. Exception: When a card contains a game rule or technical explanations (a text box), carefully read how to proceed, possibly even out loud, in order to ensure that the entire team has a good understanding of the situation. Spend temporal units (TU) and act You’re now at the heart of the action and it is possible that you need to spend time to act. After deliberation, and after everyone has decided what to do, the Time Captain spends 1 TU (moving the time token one space closer to 0) and each player performs the action they’ve chosen. The sequence is therefore: - Deliberation, reflection, and debate; - Expenditure of 1 TU; - Actions. For 1 TU, all of the players can each perform one of the following 3 actions: Make a characteristic roll. This is a die roll for which you refer to your receptacle’s characteristics. Don’t do anything. This action is rather specific! Note that in combat, not doing anything is often a very bad idea. Marie Bertholet Erotomania 2 3 1 t of Oh! This is nothing, just a bi it? rouge on my lips. Do you like , This pictogram indicates that players cannot place themselves on the corresponding space or reveal the card until a game element authorizes them to do so. Marie performs a combat roll. Since she refers to the number of dice that are given to her (in this case 1), this a characteristic roll. 2 2 Marie is convinced that the people who come up to her are madly in love with her, but don’t dare let her know. Over time, she’s gained a real talent for convincing the people to whom she’s speaking to fall under her charm. After her roll, Marie can turn a die of her choice ). into 1 success ( All for 1 TU! Note that there are no game turns properly speaking, and that all of these actions take place simultaneously during a single TU. Green takes advantage of this spent TU to move their pawn to another space. Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 48 17/06/2015 13:29 For 1 TU Green and Pink are in the middle of combat. They roll the number of dice appropriate for their receptacles. Blue joins them, thinking that on the next TU, he’ll be able to help them fight. Yellow feels that their help is superfluous and decides to go discover another space. For 1 TU Pink joins Yellow who is stuck in combat. During that time, Blue finishes a test on their space, while Yellow performs a combat round. Green decides to not do anything. Important: You can immediately look at the card corresponding to the space on which you have just arrived. This does not cost any extra TU. 9 Special rolls (no TU) Some die rolls result from rules specific to a location and cost no TU as they do not refer to a receptacle’s characteristics. The Time Captain die indicates 2 TU, so going from the basement to the roof costs 2 extra TU (for a total of 4 TU). LOCATION CHANGE If you feel that you’ve explored everything or if you simply want a change of scenery, you can leave one location for another. This happens in five easy steps. 1. Leave the current location Each player takes their main pawn and places it in front of themselves. 2. Choose a new location Your destination can be any location written on the general PLAN. Clarifications: • The group token represents all players; therefore, you cannot split up to visit multiple locations simultaneously. • You are allowed to return to a location you’ve already visited. • The choice of the new location is a decision made by the entire group. If you cannot reach a consensus, a vote takes place. In case of a tie, the Time Captain splits the tie. • Players are not allowed to leave a location only to return to it immediately. They must always go to a different location when they leave a location. You feel like you’re done with the Day Room. You can change locations by choosing any location available, meaning any location that is visible on the PLAN. 3. Putting away the current location Before you can open a new location, the current one must first be put away. The Time Captain places all of the location’s cards face down in order, with card A on top. They then place all of these cards on the bottom of the deck without looking at it. Be careful that you sort the cards properly and never mix cards from different locations. 4. Roll the Time Captain die The Time Captain rolls their die and gets a result that ranges from 1 to 3 TU. These TU are immediately spent on the Time Line. They represent the time that was needed for the group to change location. Special situation: Depending on the scenario, it’s possible that the names of some locations are written in red. To go from a location with a red name to another location (no matter what its color) costs 2 extra TU. Note that leaving a red location, and not entering it, is what costs 2 extra TU. 10 5. Change the Time Captain The Time Captain die goes to the player sitting to the left of the current Time Captain. The new Time Captain is now responsible for setting up and putting away the new location, the reading of card A, the TU expenditure, etc. Open the new location and continue the adventure. Madeleine du Tilleul TESTS AND DICE ROLLS Anxiety attacks Madeleine 2 TEST During a mission, you may find yourself facing various situations, such as a creature to fight, a person to convince, a door to lockpick, a chasm to cross, etc. All of these tests are resolved using the action dice. 5 1 Characteristic to be tested. Number of skull shields to be placed. To face a test, place on the board below the card as many shields as indicated (there are three spaces for this), following the left-to-right order! After you refuse the young woman’s invitation, a man innow a whiteready robe andto hood rushes You’re start theintotest — but before you do, return your card to the room and shouts at you: the board face down. (The agents who aren’t with you don’t get to see it.) “But you can’t refuse this historical moment! You’re nothing but nutcases, you’re good for nothing else!” You recognize the voice of Doctor Hyacinthe, who now charges at you. 3 Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 113 Fight, then reveal 3 Vasil Madeleine can’t stand You got any more? Hey!solitude. When she’s on a space with no other agents, 1 die than her 2 level. 3 she 2 rolls 1 fewer When, however, all other living agents are present in the same space, addicted cocaine. 1 more die to than her level. sheVasil rolls is He’s managed to hide 3 doses without the staff Madeleine and Vasil are together on a card and(Take are3 facing a place deftness tokens and them on test. noticing. this card.) Before a die roll, Vasil can discard On the same TU, they will each roll 2 dice, which represents their quota for one or more of these tokens to roll that many this characteristic. additional dice. You can leave the card, ignoring the test, or Be you can start the test, then careful: When Vasil no longer has any tokens, he feels that absence drop it to go do something else. and loses 1 permanently. Note: If you quit a test and change location or is automatVasilspace, can also usethat a dosetest of cocaine to help any agent regain 1 . Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 49 17/06/2015 ically reset. Number of normal shields to be placed. 3 La Fouine Cocaine addict TESTS 3 2 Vasil 2 1 2 Iconography The difficulty level of each test is expressed in the form of shields linked to a characteristic. There can be up to three types of shields linked. 1 Hey! Guys, don’t go! Heeey! Wait for me! 13:29 DIE ROLL No matter what the nature of a test, each die roll is always divided into four identical steps. Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 50 1. Roll 2. Hits 3. Riposte 17/06/2015 13:29 4. Automatic penalty 1. Roll The agent rolls a number of dice corresponding to their receptacle’s characteristic related to the test. 2. Hits Each hit ( ) obtained on the dice eliminates 1 shield from the test. When there are many types of shields, they are always removed from left to right. . 17/06/2015 13:30 Succeeding at a test To succeed at a test, you must eliminate all of its shields. The reward (if any) depends on the situation: sometimes you simply defeat your opponent, sometimes you win an item, sometimes a state token, etc. Overview of a test For each TU spent by the Time Captain, all agents present on the space corresponding to the test can roll their quota of dice to take part in the effort. In this example, the 3 hits obtained first remove 2 shields from the left stack. Then, since that stack is empty, 1 shield from the right stack is removed. 3.Riposte (skull shield) After having applied the hits, the question of the riposte needs to be considered. If you rolled at least 1 skull on the dice and the test still contains at least 1 skull shield, this causes a riposte. Add the skulls showing on your dice to those present on the shields to determine the strength of the riposte. Compare this result to your resistance and resolve the consequences: - If your resistance is equal to or greater than the number of skulls, nothing happens; you brushed it off. - If your resistance is lower than the number of skulls, you lose 1 Life Point (LP). 11 4. Automatic penalty Once you have resolved the previous steps, it is possible that 1 or more specific shields remain on the test. In that case, resolve the following steps: For each remaining shield of this type, you lose 1 Life Point. For each remaining shield of this type, the party loses 1 TU. The effect of the special shield depends on the scenario you’re playing. These effects will be described in the scenario at the appropriate moment. A few examples Roll Shields Resistance 4 2 2 2 12 Lock When a lock is present on a card, you must pass this test (trap, combat, etc.). You cannot leave the card before you’ve successfully defeated it. End of a test The passage of a test takes place TU by TU until: - You complete it (by eliminating its last shield); or, - You decide to leave the space (if you’re allowed); or, - You die (by losing your last Life Point). As soon as you free him, the man stares at you, then a disquieting grin twists his features: “But, but, but it’s you. It’s you! You’re my executioners, the ones who left me here to rot until I die!” He rushes you... Fight him off. 3 Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 78 Defeating an opponent When you eliminate an opponent’s last shield, it is defeated and its card is removed from the game until a possible next run. (Place its card next to the board so that you can easily find it for the next run.) If you later come back to this same location on the current run, the enemy will no longer be there. Note that from this point on, the panorama will be visually incomplete. Last clarifications If multiple agents take part in the combat or the test, each of them rolls their dice separately and applies the effect of their roll. For all rolls, the blank faces on the dice are ignored. Don’t forget that the play order is not fixed. You can therefore choose in which order the agents roll their dice during a given TU, which could be critical. When you eliminate a test’s last shield, it is immediately successfully completed. Consequences 2 normal shields eliminated. 1 skull shield eliminated. Riposte of strength 3 (1 die + 2 shields). Total: no damage. 2 normal shields eliminated. Riposte of strength 3 (1 die + 2 shields). 1 heart shield remaining. Total: 2 Life Points lost. 2 normal shields eliminated. 2 skull shields eliminated. No riposte (no skull shields remaining). 1 heart shield remaining. Total: 1 Life Point lost. 1 skull shield eliminated. No riposte (no skull on the dice). 2 time shields remaining. 1 heart shield remaining. Total: 1 Life Point lost, and 2 TU lost. Important: If you decide to do nothing during a test (because, for example, you do not have the required characteristic) and that test has at least one skull shield, your receptacle automatically loses 1 Life Point and the heart, time, and special shields take effect normally. 17/06/2015 13:30 DEATH OF A RECEPTACLE If a receptacle loses their last Life Point, they die and the agent possessing them is expelled into the inter-temporal vortex. The Agency requires time to recover them and reinsert them back into their receptacle. From that point on, play proceeds as follows: The agent’s main pawn is removed from the board and their small pawn is placed 7 TU away from the time marker’s current position. The agent can take part during discussion, but is no longer part of the action. 7 TU ITEMS Some of the items you will find are objects. Below are listed a few general clarifications about them. If their use differs from normal, everything will be explained on the card. There are no limits to the number of items a receptacle can carry. However, don’t forget that T.I.M.E Stories is a cooperative game, and it’s often smarter (not to mention friendly) to divide items between all receptacles. You can hand an item to another agent, but your pawns must be on the same space or off the board completely (while the group moves from one location to another). Some elements bear the Agency’s logo. They remain in the possession of the receptacles from one run to the next. You will therefore be able to start the mission again with a few advantages. They are removed from the game and must place their pawn 7 TU from the time marker. While an agent is wandering in the inter-temporal vortex, their possessions (items, tokens, etc.) can be used by the other agents until they return to their receptacle. As soon as the time marker reaches the agent’s small pawn, that agent can reintegrate their receptacle. To do this, they enter (for free) a space of the location currently being visited that contains at least one agent, and their receptacle is once again operational. It comes back with all of its Life Points. If 7 TU or fewer are left when the receptacle dies, the agent will not be able to be reintegrated during this run. If all receptacles are dead at the same time, the run immediately ends, even if TU remains (in which case, read the Failed Mission (TU) card). A large key 6 In the game, we often refer to the items using only their number, as written in green. The font type changes depending on the scenario. 21 A key 59 18 A key found in the greenhouse on the corpse of Desmarteau. Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 28 17/06/2015 13:29 13 STATE TOKENS Your actions, your path, the items you accumulate, and the information you gather will sometimes earn you a state token, which you will then have to place on the board on the space designated for this. Unlike with items, which are personal and held by only one receptacle, all of the members of your team will gain an advantage from a state token, unless otherwise noted. A state token is kept until it is used. Revealing When a reference is made to a sealed card that you can immediately reveal at the same location, you don’t take the corresponding state token; instead the card in question replaces the one where you are. In practice, it overwrites the previous card. Here the indicated state token Blue agents. isn’t claimed, D is given to the Pink and MISSION SUCCESS You’ll have succeeded in your mission once the game clearly indicates that you should read the Mission Successful card — and never before! MISSION FAILURE There are three ways of failing the mission: The time marker reaches the 0 space. You are immediately transferred and must read the Mission Failed (TU) card. All agents are dead, in which case you must immediately read the Mission Failed (TU) card. A specific situation causes your failure. In that case, the scenario will indicate which Mission Failed card you must read. 14 AND YOU’RE READY TO START! You’ve now reached the end of the rules and can start your first mission. When all players are ready, pull out the N.T. 1921: Asylum deck and perform the following set-up: (3) Install your scenario’s Base cards while respecting the letters shown on the back of the cards. DONNEES:CREAENCOURS:••SPACE_COWBOYS:TIMES_STORIES:3-PAO_TS:C_CARDS_TS:DECK01_ASYLUM_TS:LIVRE_D01_ASYLUM_TS_100615_EN:001-007_US_BASE_V_ASYLUM.INDD • MÀJLE DONNEES:CREA 16JUIN20154:21 EN •COURS:••SPACE_COWBOYS:TIMES_STORIES:3-PAO_TS:C_CARDS_TS:DECK01_ASYLUM_TS:LIVRE_D01_ASYLUM_TS_100615_EN:001-007_US_BASE_V_ASYLUM.INDD DONNEES:CREA • MÀJLE16JUIN ENCOURS:• 20154:21•SP•ACE_COWBOYS:TIMES_STORIES:3-PAO_TS:C_CARDS_TS:DECK01_ASYLUM_TS:LIVRE_D01_ASYLUM_TS_100615_EN:001-007_US_BASE_V_ASYLUM.INDD DONNEES:CREA • MÀJLE16JUIN ENCOURS:• 20154:21•SP•ACE_COWBOYS:TIMES_STORIES:3-PAO_TS:C_CARDS_TS:DECK01_ASYLUM_TS:LIVRE_D01_ASYLUM_TS_100615_EN:001-007_US_BASE_V_ASYLUM.INDD DONNEES:CREA • MÀJLE16JUIN ENCOURS:• 20154:21•SP•ACE_COWBOYS:TIMES_STORIES:3-PAO_TS:C_CARDS_TS:DECK01_ASYLUM_TS:LIVRE_D01_ASYLUM_TS_100615_EN:001-007_US_BASE_V_ASYLUM.INDD DONNEES:CREA • MÀJLE16JUIN ENCOURS:• 20154:21•SP•ACE_COWBOYS:TIMES_STORIES:3-PAO_TS:C_CARDS_TS:DECK01_ASYLUM_TS:LIVRE_D01_ASYLUM_TS_100615_EN:001-007_US_BASE_V_ASYLUM.INDD DONNEES:CREA • MÀJLE16JUIN ENCOURS:• 20154:21•SP•ACE_COWBOYS:TIMES_STORIES:3-PAO_TS:C_CARDS_TS:DECK01_ASYLUM_TS:LIVRE_D01_ASYLUM_TS_100615_EN:001-007_US_BASE_V_ASYLUM.INDD • MÀJLE16JUIN20154:21 • BASE (1) B reak the deck out of its shrinkwrap. (2) S et aside the flash cards from the top and bottom, taking care to not look at the other cards. A–B–C–D–E–F–G 1 Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 1 BASE – C BASE – B 2 Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 17/06/2015 12:05 2 3 Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 17/06/2015 12:05 3 BASE – D 4 Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 17/06/2015 12:05 4 BASE – E 5 Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 17/06/2015 12:05 5 BASE – F 6 Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 17/06/2015 12:05 6 BASE – G 7 Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 17/06/2015 12:05 7 17/06/2015 12:05 ASYLUM 1921 N.T. (4) P lace the rest of the deck in the indicated space. DO NOT OPEN BEFORE READING THE RULES. Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 1 (5) S elect a player at random to read the Base’s card A out loud, then, in turn, each player reads one of the following cards. (6) A nd this is how the adventure begins! 17/06/2015 12:05 Livre_D01_US_Asylum_TS_080615.indb 1 17/06/2015 13:27 Advice for how to explain the rules: If you are the only one who knows the rules and you want to explain them to other players, instead of waiting for a scenario’s first location, you should explain the game’s main mechanisms (spending TU, entering a location, moving, …) by way of the Base cards once they are installed on the board. For special rules (die rolls, LP loss, etc.), use the images from these rules for support. In this way, you will be, just like your fellow players, totally immersed in the adventure as soon as the scenario opens, without being interrupted by questions or explanations. 15 SAVING A T.I.M.E Stories canVous last for quiteentamer some time. Considering that, weLorsque can imagine thatjoueurs you will need to stop in le thedeck middle a run:for various reasons. Vous voici au boutscenario des règles. pouvez votre première mission. tous les sont prêts, sortez N.T.of1921 Asylum et effectuez Everything has been planned so that you can put it away, then bring the game back out without losing anything. Proceed thusly: la mise en place suivante : ICONO Next to their own pawn, space provided for this du deck. (1)in the Enlevez la Cellophane purpose, each player can put (2)away Écartez flash cards. their ownles receptacle and in theirles possession. (3)the items Installez cartes Base de votre scénario en respectant les lettres présentes au dos des cartes. (4) Placez le reste du deck à l’emplacement indiqué. (5) Choisissez au hasard un premier Time Captain. Il s’empare du dé Time Captain et lit la carte A de la base à voix haute. Place the cards from the current (6)location, Et c’est ainsi quePLAN l’aventure commence ! as well as the cards, in the LOG space. Place the Life Points and resource tokens held by each player next to the main pawn for that player. Place discovered state tokens. Place the time marker and a resource token in the spaces corresponding to the TU you currently have left during this run (e.g., 23). Put away the rest of the materials normally. Return undiscovered state tokens. Storage While everything has been thought through as best we could, in the case of an interrupted game, take care to store your game box flat in order to preserve your saved game. 16 ICONOGRAPHY An agent cannot leave such a card before resolving the test. Add 3 successes to the result of your die roll. Neutral shield Difficulty of a test. State token (24 different) Earned by the agents during the scenario. Skull shield Shield that can trigger a riposte during a test. Resource token (4 colors: yellow, brown, blue, green) Represent many types of consumable resources, the nature of which varies depending on the scenario. Time shield Shield that causes the loss of Temporal Units. Indicates any type of resource token. Heart shield Shield that causes the loss of Life Points. Life Point (LP) When a receptacle no longer has any Life Points, it dies. Special shield Shield whose effect varies depending on the scenario played. Gain 3 TU. Grey shield Indicates any type of shield. Resistance Protects your receptacle from damage caused by a test. Immediately eliminate an opponent. You cannot access this card until you are authorized to do so. Temporal Unit lost by the entire group (during which no one can perform actions). If no agents move to this card when the location is opened, it is discarded. Temporal Unit lost by an agent (during which the other agents can act normally). At least one agent must move onto this card when the location is opened. 17 THE RULES YOU’LL FORGET If you reach the end of your TU before completing the mission, you must read the Mission Failed (TU) card. Some elements bear the Agency’s logo. They remain in place from one run to the next. Leaving a location that has a name in red for another location (no matter what its color) costs 2 extra TU. When a reference is made to a sealed card in a location that you can reveal immediately, you do not take the corresponding state token; the card in question replaces the one where you are. In practice, ir overwrites the previous card. If you leave behind an uncompleted test and change location, it is automatically reset. When you eliminate an opponent’s last shield, it is vanquished and its card is removed from the game until a possible future run. If you return later during the same run, it will therefore no longer be there. Note that the panorama will be visually incomplete from that point on. If you decide to do nothing during a test (because, for example, you do not have the required characteristic) and that test has at least one skull shield, your receptacle automatically suffers 1 damage and the heart, time, and special shields take effect normally. THANKS The author would like to thank all of the playtesters who have stalked through the corridors of time since 2011: Anthony Baillard; Alex Barbe; Eric Barras; Antoine Bauza; Emmanuel Beltrando; Farid Ben Salem; Erwan Berthou; Gaetan Bésieux; Mathieu Blayo; Regis Bonnessée; Anna Borrel; Jean-Baptiste Bouleau; Gowen Bourban; Arnaud Bracchetti; Malcolm Braff; Sebastien Braun; Olivia Braun; Vincent Cavallino; Baptiste Cazes; Sébastien Chareyre; Peggy Chassenet; Aurelien Chiron; Oriol Comas I Coma; Fabien Conus; François Decamp; Olivier Derouetteau; Christine Deschamps; Natacha Deshayes; Vanessa Desjardin; Fred, Basile, and Anselme Dominski; Dr Mops; Toma Duboc; Willy Dupont; Gabriel Durnerin; Vincent Dutrait; Sébastien Duvned; Dominique Ehrhard; Laurent & Martin Escoffier; Bruno Faidutti; David Fallot; Patrick Fautré; Mathieu Ferin; Sabrina Ferlisi; Selen Ferrari; Jonathan Franklin; Ludovic Gaillard; Julien Gaillet; Jim Gaudin; Sylvain Gourgeon; Didier Guiserix; Marc Jouannetaud; Tamara Kaiser; Maëva Kosmic; Kristel & Olf; Corentin Lebrat; Julian Lemonier; Delphine Lelièvre; Laurent Maerten; Ulric Maes; Sebastien Maklouf; Les Mamelles de Nurgle; Kilian Marlève; Hervé Marly; W. Eric Martin; Christian Martinez; Ludovic Maublanc; Boback Mehdi-Souzani; Antonin Merieux; Guillaume Montiage; Mr Phal; Olivia & Sam Nicosia; Nico Normandon; Nico Oury; Pat Pain; Ludovic Papaïs; Patcho; Cat & Salomé Pauchon; Adèle Perché; Etienne Périn; Vincent Pessel; Pierô; Thomas Provoost; Renaud Romagnan; Pierre Rosenthal; Mahyar Shakeri; Maud Tailleur; Sebastien Theilot; Julien Vial; Martin Vidberg; Sophie & Dominique Viger; Oliver Vuillamy; Iris Yassur; Brian & Dale Yu; the players from the Ludopathiques; the players from Cossieux; the players from Vevey; the players from Studio Ubisoft-Paris; and all those who, inevitably, I forgot to name. And of course, thanks to the Space Cowboys for having made this story possible, and specifically Sébastien – Are we playing or what? – Pauchon, without whom T.I.M.E Stories would not be what it is. This game is dedicated to my son, Gaby Rozoy. 18 Translation: Eric Harlaux / Revision: W. Eric Martin BIOGRAPHIES MANUEL ROZOY BENJAMIN CARRÉ At the dawn of the 21st century, Manuel Rozoy revealed the existence of the T.I.M.E Agency. After having explored a number of parallel gaming space-times – from head editor of defunct Games on a Board, to being the head of the Boardgame Creator contest, while working for fifteen years of directing theatrical productions or even teaching the history of games – he has finally returned to Earth, in 2015, where he now works as Senior Game Designer for the Ubisoft-Paris game studio. This cover allows him to work in tight collaboration with Bob the instructor and the delicate Laura in order to… grrrhzzz... soundly defeat… bzzzzzs... enemy of the consortium… ffffffffffff… connection lost... TRANSFER! Benjamin Carré is a digital artist who works in many domains. Mainly known for his hundreds of images for novel covers (sci-fi, fantasy) or comics (Star Wars, Mass Effect, Lantern City, Blade Runner). He is also a comic book writer (Smoke City and Vampires²). At the same time, Benjamin also works as a concept artist for videogames (Alone in The Dark 4, Cold Fear, I Am Alive, Star Wars Journey, Heroes of Might and Magic, Rage of Bahamut, Speed Racer) and cinema (Transformers 4, Prey, Walled In). Finally, you can find his work in a number of roleplaying games and boardgames (Nephilim, Retrofutur, Libertalia, T.I.M.E Stories, Divinare). PEGGY CHASSENET DAVID LECOSSU A small player for forever, but a bit more involved when I have free time, I’m the friend of the Kami and the stick bugs, in turn cube player and pusher, or even monster crusher, lost at the bottom of a well. I fell into the fabled red box as a kid, and I never got out. After having studied sociology, I worked in the world of video games: from educational to the writing of worlds. I then returned to my first love, sociocultural animation. These days, I have the chance to be able to make a living from my passion and the pleasure of being able to transmit the fun of games to a broad public as I’m a gaming librarian. A large thanks to Manu who roped me into his inter-temporal trip. Asylum is an homage to Maléfices, the sulphurous-smelling French roleplaying game, but shhh! I won’t say more than that. Normandy born and bred, I was born in Caen in the Calvados, and for as long as I can remember, I’ve always drawn! After many scholastic adventures, I found enlightenment at Art School. My diploma in my pocket, I left to live in the capital and I first started as a computer assisted artist in the luxury domain. Far from my world of predilection, one day I decided to leave it all behind and attempt the adventure and commit myself, body and soul, to my neverending passion: drawing! I had the chance to work as a Concept Artist at Gameloft and even Lightbulb Crew, and I now work as a freelance artist. So it’s with pleasure that I replaced Benjamin in this story. The difficulty with the project was then to keep the same style as the one he started with, I hope you’ll enjoy it… PASCAL QUIDAULT There’s a problem working with the Space Cowboys, and it’s a big one at that! Imagine: We illustrate the cards, the boards, and the covers. We stack the various worlds, the styles. We share, we joke, we write e-mails we could have never thought about writing a colleague (I’ll let you imagine those) and we’re paid to do that! How am I supposed to return to work for the socio-cultural center from St-John of Middle of Nowhere for their annual celebrations of Nothing of Importance after that? Huh? I’m not thanking you, sirs from Space Cowboys. 19 T.I.M.E STORIES IS PUBLISHED BY JD ÉDITIONS - SPACE COWBOYS 238, RUE DES FRÈRES FARMAN, 78530 BUC - FRANCE © 2015 SPACE COWBOYS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED FIND ALL THE NEWS ABOUT T.I.M.E STORIES AND SPACE COWBOYS ON WWW.SPACECOWBOYS.FR, ON AND ON .
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