18 Cards and a Twist on a Familiar Mechanic
The mechanics use a twist on Powered by the Apocalypse system. The 7-9 result on your 2d6 is the perfect result. Roll too low, you fail and reveal that you are from a different time in small ways. Roll too high, you succeed but you raise suspicions potentially endangering the time line and encounter another complication. Players can gamble to use their stats to assist but must spend all their points to reach a perfect result. The stat points must be spent even if the perfect result is not reached.
Every time and city you travel to is a unique arrangement of 18 cards that have prompts for your character to engage with. With a modular map, there are innumerable places for your travelers to explore. The arrangement of the prompts and the variety of travelers you can make will provide you will countless misadventures through time.
Chosen as 10 Top in ButtonShy's 18 Card RPG Contest
The origin version of Chrono Illogical was created and entered as part of ButtonShy's 18 Card RPG Contest. The contest had over 70 entries and Chrono Illogical was featured in their Top 10 Picks video. After the contest, the game was released with updated rules and art.
Chrono Illogical can be downloaded for free on The Big Tabletop itch page.