Anyone can learn to make Trumps if they have Chaos or better psyche,
and Trumps work almost anywhere. There is no Icon for Trump, but it
requires months or years of intense study to master even the basic arts
of Trump. It also requires artistic talent--Trump stick figures just
won't cut it.
Combining Trump with other Powers
Trump can be combined with other Powers to perform several tricks not
possible with just Trump Artistry. Combined with Conjuration, one can
quickly Conjure Trumps one has made before; this is probably the way
in which the Royal Family's Trump decks were produced.
Trump Artists who practice Sorcery can learn Trump Sorcery. Trump
sorcerors can use trumps of people as links to them which greatly enhance
their ability to break through the person's defenses. They can use
detection magics to learn things about a person or place using that person
or place's trump without them being present. They can use Petty Magic
to teleport to any place they have a Trump of. They can also rack
spells in trumps which will trigger when the trump is used. Trump
Defense drops in effectiveness against them.
A sufficiently skillful Shapeshifter can learn how to tattoo Trumps
onto living beings.
There is no known way to combine Trump and Logrus or Trump and Pattern.
Trumping onto the Logrus or the Pattern (except for its center) is lethal.
Beings walking either cannot be contacted via Trump.
Trump Artistry Power Breakdown
Requires Chaos Psyche
-  Trump Sketches
-  Trump Sketch Transportation
-  Create Trump
-  Trump Memory
-  Quick Activation
-  Quick Transport
-  Disguised Trump
-  Trump Alternate Forms
Trump sketches are the first thing a Trump Artist learns to make. These
sketches take only about twenty five minutes to an hour, and can be scribbled
on walls, dug in the dirt with a stick, or pencilled onto a napkin. Dworkin is
rumored to be able to do sketches in as little as 30 seconds. Trump
sketches are good for a limited number of uses depending on the creator's
Psyche. After this usage is complete the sketch will be un-empowered
and no longer viable for communication. If the Trump Sketch is to
reach across Shadow, then the creator must have either the ability or the
potential to influence shadow (Blood of Chaos or Amber, Broken Pattern,
etc.). Otherwise, the Sketch works only within the Shadow it was
Trump Sketch Transportation
With this power, Trump Sketches can be used to actually travel as well as
communicate. Travelling with a trump sketch has the same limitations and
drawbacks as communicating through them, in terms of requiring greater powers
to be able to work across the boundary of Shadow.
Creating Regular Trumps
This involves creating a card representing some particular person, place,
thing or object. When the user concentrates on the card there will
be a psychic bond between the user and the subject of the card. Creating
a Trump takes from 4 hours to two days of concentrated work depending upon
the character's Psyche, Endurance, and relative level of experience with
making Trumps. As time passes, the character will find that creating
such paintings takes less and less time. Suhuy, for example, could
probably render a fully functional Trump in 20-30 minutes of work.
The medium used also determines some of the time, i.e. Painting in oils
while better for highest quality Trumps takes much longer to dry and become
functional whereas acrylics are relatively quick drying albeit not as conducive
for that 'ultra-realistic' look which is the hallmark of quality Trumps.
Working from memory, without a live model, will DOUBLE or TRIPLE the
amount of time to create a card. Trumps made from descriptions, without
the Trump Artist ever having observed the subject, have a HIGH probability
of linking to a Shadow, instead of the actual subject.
When the Trump Artist first sits down to create a Trump, he must clear
his mind, then think upon the subject of the Trump they wish to create, and
finally bring up the Power of Trump. Once in the empowered state,
they then begin drawing the lines upon the medium they are using, rendering
a life-like representation of the subject, and embedding the Power of Trump
into the image. Trumps cannot be drawn if there are things to distract
the Artist, they must have total concentration during the entire process,
and any interruptions during the Trump creation stage will require them
to start over. The Power of Trump makes the Trump indestructible
while it is activated and the equivalent of  armor otherwise.
Advanced Arts of Trump Construction
With time, Trump Artists learn how to memorize the images they create
as they draw them, so that even if if they lose the card, they can use
the image of the card in their mind to contact the person or place.
True Trump Memory
The greatest Trump Artists eventually can Trump anything they've ever
seen and anywhere they've ever been, it's said. All that's required is
a Psychic impression of a person or place to be able to open a Trump connection.
Quick and Instant Activation, Quick Transportation
With time, Trump Artists learn how to create cards which activate faster,
or which will activate instantaneously on viewing. Such cards might be
communication only, or they may actually transport their user to the location
on the card.
It is also possible to learn how to make Trumps that show a different image
than the one actually on the card.
Combining Disguised Trumps with Instant Activation can make Trump Traps,
which can be quite lethal for the unfortunate victim, depending on what
they connect to.
For example, one might find a shadow full of poison gas, then create
a Trump of the location which goes off the instant anyone picks it up.
It could then be left for some victim to find, thrown at your enemies,
or used as an 'unwelcome' mat.
The combination of Trump Traps with Trump Alternate Forms can enable
you to make the lives of people you don't like very unhappy.
Trump Alternate Forms
Also known as Etched Trump. Allows the character to make Trump
images in things other than a paint/card-stock medium. They are able
to engrave metal, form sculptures, make laser etchings, etc. with Trump
power. Essentially any artistic representation which is conducive
for concentration and highly vivid in nature (even a written description!)
can be used for the creation of Trump at this level (though the artist
would require the appropriate skills for such a creation).
One of the advantages to these types of Trumps are that while they easily
recognized as such by a Trump Artist they are not necessarily recognized
by someone uneducated in the ways of Trump creation. Such Trumps
are 'usually' more difficult to 'prime' or initiate contact with but function
identically to normal Trumps in most other respects. Another advantage
to this type of Trump is that such images/objects are greater storehouses
for power and a character can empower them to actually open a Trump Gate
when activated. While this will use most of the item's power they
may be 're-powered' by a Trump Artist at any time subsequent to such a
It must be noted that Trumps cannot be inscribed on anything alive,
unless one possesses sufficient levels of shapeshifting.
The ability to copy the style of another Trump Artist. Forgeries
are obvious to the real artist, Trump Artists with more points invested
in the Power, and others with significant Psyche advantages over the counterfeiter.