Nanofictionary Card List

 
Settings (20 cards)
  • the bus depot, near locker #17
  • a clearing in the forest
  • a convention
  • the dangerous objects factory
  • the department store, just before closing
  • the diner, shortly after 4:00 am
  • a distant city
  • on the grounds of the insane asylum
  • the ice cream parlor
  • inside an elevator
  • the lunar colony
  • a passenger ship
  • a Polynesian tiki lounge
  • a remote tropical island
  • the steps of the courthouse
  • a submarine, below the surface
  • the subway station
  • the underground secret hideout
  • up in the sky
  • the World's Fair
Characters (34 cards)
  • the alien disguised as a human
  • the assistant manager
  • the bleary-eyed waitress
  • the deranged inventor
  • the dude who always says 'dude'
  • the eccentric professor
  • the evil twin
  • the gamer
  • the hippy with the really long hair
  • the homeless person with a compelling sign
  • the incognito starship captain
  • the late night talk show host
  • the little black cat
  • the men in suits
  • the millionaire
  • the mischievous children
  • the neighbor in the apartment upstairs
  • the pizza delivery guy
  • the president
  • the relentlessly inquisitive reporter
  • the returning champion
  • the schoolgirl with surprising abilities
  • the seemingly trustworthy fellow
  • the slightly defective robot
  • the snake with a great personality
  • the spaz
  • the super-evolved sentient broccoli
  • the superhero with unhelpful powers
  • the team of expert scientists
  • the time traveler
  • the troubled loner no one pays much attention to
  • the vegetarian songwriter
  • the wizard in training
  • the world's cutest doggie

Numbers (6 cards)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6

 

 

Problems (20 cards)

  • a bungled robbery attempt
  • a dead body
  • a disagreement about something unimportant
  • a terrible accident involving food
  • a terrible storm
  • an escaped animal is at large
  • caught red-handed
  • it's not working!
  • something is on fire
  • something just wasn't right
  • strange noises
  • suddenly, a fight broke out!
  • the directions were misinterpreted
  • the interdimensional doorway is closing
  • the power has gone out
  • their vehicle was in a collision
  • they were out of food
  • they've got a gun!
  • trapped!
  • "Who ate my brownies?"
 
Resolutions (20 cards)
  • a statue was built in their honor.
  • a war was narrowly averted.
  • duct tape saved the day again.
  • Earth was welcomed into the Galactic Federation.
  • it was all just a dream.
  • the Earth was totally destroyed.
  • the place was burned to the ground.
  • the villain was finally defeated! (or was he?)
  • they decided to stay.
  • they got it fixed just in time!
  • they never saw each other again.
  • they realized they were in love.
  • they snuck out and went home.
  • they spent 6 weeks in the hospital.
  • they spent two years in jail.
  • they totally got away with it.
  • they went back to their hum-drum lives.
  • they were finally rescued!
  • they were given a handsome reward.
  • they were never seen again.

 

This makes a total of 100 cards in the box. A rulesheet is also included.