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CRANK! counter
Use To Crank Contraptions
Placed On Sprocket
Introduced Unstable
Last Used Unstable
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The CRANK! counter is a counter introduced in Unstable.[1][2] The CRANK! counter is exclusively connected to Contraption cards. It is used to track which sprocket is active, and thus, which Contraptions can be cranked each turn. At the beginning of each upkeep, it is placed onto the next sprocket. If you don't have any Contraption in the battlefield, then you don't need to move the CRANK! counter.


  1. Matt Tabak (November 13, 2017). "Unstable Mechanics". Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Mark Rosewater (November 13, 2017). "The Un-Ending Saga, Part 2". Wizards of the Coast.