In UberChrononauts, the universe is destroyed if, at any time, there are 13 paradoxes within any four consecutive rows of the timeline. (This is especially important to Crazy Joe, the Lost ID who wins by killing the universe.)

But, if your game table is like mine, it has a hard time holding all 64 timeline cards in the traditional 8x8 arrangement (69 with the Gore Years). More often than not, I have to arrange the timeline in a different configuration to make it fit conveniently, with 9, 10, or even 12 cards per row as the table size dictates.

But wait, it I change the number of rows, I also mess with the number of possible paradoxes in each row. If there are more or less than 8 cards per row, the magic number 13 for timeline collapse is no longer valid!

So, I've done the math. For timeline configurations between 6 and 14 cards per row, I counted the number of ripplepoints per row (always with the Gore Years included). Then I summed up the number of ripplepoints per every set of four consecutive rows, and took an average. Then I compared the average ripplepoint density against that of the usual 8-per-row timeline, and scaled the magic 13 accordingly.


6 cards per row = 9 paradoxes within four rows

7 cards per row = 11 paradoxes within four rows

8 cards per row = 13 paradoxes within four rows

9 cards per row = 14 paradoxes within four rows

10 cards per row = 16 paradoxes within four rows

11 cards per row = 17 paradoxes within four rows

12 cards per row = 19 paradoxes within four rows

13 cards per row = 20 paradoxes within four rows

14 cards per row = 23 paradoxes within four rows

Note that the number of paradoxes is approximately 1.6x the number of cards per row, in case you need a quick rule of thumb.

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Good work! I have played a modified game, as you describe, and thought fFleetingly about the problem. I decided I had no idea what they math would do, so didn't bother modifying the matter. Thank you fFor this!!!

The first Google result for "UberChrononauts rules" is this page:

It still links to the (dead) RabbitWiki Chrononauts FAQ and to the (dormant) Chrononauts mailing list.  Nowhere does it link to or reference this forum.  It should.

Found this randomly, while searching for UberChrononauts info.  Definitely pulling this for the new FAQ!  I'll credit you!



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