Cards and events

Litigaze analyses are built by arranging cards containing events in chronological order from left to right.

A completed analysis will contain branching event paths which represent the potential consequences of a decision being made.

There are three basic types of cards: 

  1. Milestone cards
  2. Chance cards (including yes/no question cards)
  3. Choice cards

Milestone cards

Milestone cards represent a single event that it guaranteed to occur following a given sequence of preceding events.

Chance cards

Chance cards represent future chance situations where chance will determine any one of the events in the card to occur, and the best you can do is predict the probability of each event occurring.

You can adjust chance card probabilities by clicking "edit probabilities" in the card menu.

The probability for each event in a chance card needs to be set between 0% and 100%.

  • Use lower percentages when you predict an event is less likely to occur
  • Use higher percentages when you predict an event is more likely to occur

As you adjust the probability for one event the other event probabilities will automatically be adjusted to ensure the sum of all probabilities in the chance card equals 100%.

Choice cards

Choice cards represent future choice situations where you will be able to choose any one of the events in the card to occur.

Choice cards are less common that chance cards, and many litigation analyses will not include any choice cards.

Adding cards

You can add cards to your analysis by clicking the "+" buttons at end of any event path.

Editing cards

You can edit event names by clicking on the name and typing in a new one.

You can add or delete events using the card menu, which you access by clicking the card name at the top right of the card.