Your character suffers from a terminal and incurable illness and is going to die sometime soon. At the beginning of every game session, draw a card. A face card means your character’s symptoms are acting up this session. Whatever the specifics may be, he suffers a –1 penalty to all his Trait rolls this game.
If the draw is a Joker, your character is about to die, and he knows it. At some
point in the game session, preferably after accomplishing an important goal or an act of personal redemption, he dies. The Game Master should always give a dying hero a few last rounds of action to commit some noble sacrifice.