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200 word rpg challenge - entry idea "The labyrinthine library"

For the last few years David Schirduan and Marshall Miller, have run a 200 word rpg challenge. The simple concept is a competition to "Design a role-playing game using 200 words or less." With a panel of judges going through the dozens and dozens of entries. Reading through previous years entries has inspired me to give it a go. Below is my attempt at writing a simple rpg in 200 words. I would love to hear any thoughts people have after reading it. 
The Labyrinthine LibraryNeed 
Scrabble tiles, DM & 3-4 players

Players are the Arcanist’s assistants. Sent into the labyrinthine library to find a lost spell scroll. The DM makes up a series of challenges.

Character creation
Characters have 2 HP. Take 2 scrabble tiles. The Letters are your Initials. Make up your names. The numbers give you 2 abilities from list below.
1 = +1HP2 = nimble3 = goodshot 4 = brawler 5 = small animal companion (cat/owl/ferret etc)8 = academic10 = 1 (DM approved) spell0 your choice
Challenges are resol…