I just read through the possibilities of the Deck of Many Things, and the Fates card brings to me a question.
Here's the effect of the Fates card:
The Fates. Reality's fabric unravels and spins anew, allowing you to avoid or erase one event as if it never happened. You can use the card's magic as soon as you draw the card or at any other time before you die.
It is also said about the Deck of Many Things that:
Once a card is drawn, it fades from existence. Unless the card is the Fool or the Jester, the card reappears in the deck, making it possible to draw the same card twice.
If I draw the Fates card, but decide to use it later, what happens exactly to the card?
Here the two possibilities I have in mind about this:
- The card fades away and come back into the deck, but I still can use the magic that was embedded into it. I guess there's a caveat with this possibility, as this could let me draw it again and let me get a pretty high number of "Fates uses" stock.
- I keep the card, like in my pocket, then when I decide to use its effect it fades and reappears in the deck.