Author, Author deck

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Author, Author
Designers Kevan and Raven
Date 2nd September 2000
Players 2+
This is a playable deck - it's finished, tested and ready to play.
To play Dvorak: Draw five cards each and leave the rest as a draw pile. On your turn, draw a card from the draw pile and play one Thing and/or one Action. (See the full rules.)
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The cut-throat world of boilerplate publishing, players struggling to get appropriate chapters and characters into their writing.

Special Rule

Any player controlling an Opening Chapter, a Middle, an Ending and a Typewriter, at the end of their own turn, wins the game.

Card List

Publishing House
Thing
Any player controlling an opening chapter, a middle and and ending wins the game.
"It Was A Dark And Stormy Night"
Thing - Opening
If you do not control a villain, destroy this Chapter.
Mad Scientist
Thing - Villain
Male.
Samurai
Thing - Hero
Male.
"His Manly Rod Pumping..."
Thing - Middle
You cannot play this Chapter if you control any Characters.
Cute Robot Sidekick
Thing - Sidekick
Writer's Block
Action
An Opponent of your choice must discard all Chapter cards from their hand.
Formula
Action
You may play any number of Character or Chapter cards this turn.
"At Last We Meet..."
Thing - Ending
If you do not control a Hero and Villain, destroy this Chapter.
"Look! A Deus ex Machina!"
Thing - Ending
When you play this card, discard your hand and destroy a Character you control.
Discouraging Comments
Action
Destroy any chapter belonging to an opponent.
"...and they all lived happily ever after."
Thing - Ending
If you do not control a Male and Female Character, destroy this Chapter.
Screaming Useless Bimbo
Thing - Sidekick
Female.
The Daleks
Thing - Villain
"Ten years ago..."
Thing - Opening
If you do not control a Sidekick Character, destroy this Chapter.
Breach of Copyright
Action
Destroy a Character.
Distraction
Action
Make an opponent discard 2 cards.
Plagiarism
Thing
When this card comes into play, pick a Character or Chapter controlled by an opponent. Treat this card as a copy of it.
Significant Other
Thing
Toss a coin before your draw phase; if heads, you may not draw cards. Either way, you may draw a card instead of playing an Action.
Change of Heart
Action
Destroy a Thing you control.
Public Holiday
Action
All players draw two cards.
Relevant Dream
Action
Draw two cards.
"Go On Without Me..."
Thing - Middle
If you do not control a Sidekick, or if you control an Ending that requires a Sidekick, destroy this Chapter.
"It Was You All Along!"
Thing - Middle
If you do not control a Sidekick, destroy this Chapter. All Sidekicks you control are treated as Villains for the purposes of Endings.
"If It Wasn't For You Meddling Kids!"
Thing - Ending
If you do not control a Hero, a Sidekick and a Villain, destroy this Chapter.
Now That I Think About It...
Action
Retrieve a Chapter of your choice from the discard pile into your hand.
Man with English Accent
Thing - Villain
Male.
I Thought Of It First
Action
View an opponent's hand, and take one Chapter or Character card from it, if there is one.
Neutroman!
Thing - Hero
When Neutroman comes into play, you may look through the draw pile for a Sidekick card and put it into play under your control.
Doorstop Publishers
Thing
Any Player controlling an Opening Chapter, a Middle, an Ending and at least five Chapters wins the game.
Typewriter
Thing
Faulty Typewriter
Thing
Whenever you play a Chapter, toss a coin. If heads, return that Chapter to your hand.
Word Processor
Thing
Counts as a typewriter. You may play any number of Chapters per turn.
"You Have Learned Well."
Thing - Middle
If you do not control a Sidekick, destroy this Chapter. All Sidekicks you control are treated as Heroes for the purposes of Endings.
"Hurrah for the Forces of Evil!"
Thing - Ending
If you do not control two Villains, destroy this Chapter.
Birthday Present
Action
Give control of a Thing to an Opponent.
"All the Little Flowers are Happy."
Thing - Middle
If you control a Villain, destroy this Chapter.
Fresh Perspective
Action
Discard any number of cards from your hand. Draw an equal number of cards.
FBI Agent
Thing - Hero
Female.
Ghost Writer
Action
Draw four cards. If any are Chapters, put them into play under your control. Discard the rest.
alt.fan.your-name-here
Thing
Toss 'heads' during your draw phase to draw one extra card.