Vincent, this sounds great, especially your ending.
The ending idea came quite naturally to me. Anyway, it is a common movie twist, yet it works really great when it is unexpected. ))
Did you play this as ToC or CoC rules ?
If you used ToC has your approach changed after your discussion of how ToC works in the "Points and Spends" thread ?
Neither ToC nor CoC. I've sent a PM to you. )