The timing of frag in the time-travel RPG Continuum confuses me.
I'm a spanner (some nerd named Jim born in the early 1970s). I'm hanging out in 1968 having a beer with Jim Morrison. Brett is a Narcissist, and he decides he wants to mess with me. He spans to 1982 to kill my 6th grade math teacher, and destroy my personal history, which distinctly includes having a living math teacher.
I get a bunch of frag, right "now," in game time, which happens to be at a bar in 1968. Why then? I don't think I could have gotten the frag at age 12 in 1983, because I was a leveler back then. But why do I get it "now," in 1968, as opposed to getting it right after I become a spanner, or at some other random time?
(I understand that in a practical RPG-ish sense it has to happen this session because that's what happens this session; I want to know what the in-game justification is for the frag to occur at certain points in my life rather than other points)