The Secret Society of Strange Old Men returns! A game of cards becomes much more than for which they ever bargained. A paradox machine is/was/will be built. What secrets do they uncover… or have they uncovered… or will they once had uncovered? And where/when/why is Illusionoid the product of this infernal contraption? Tenses are tense and the end is the beginning, for no one knows when will appear… COSTIGAN’S NEEDLE!