There are two main type of locks in ChastiKey: fixed locks and variable locks.
Fixed locks are timer-based locks. You set how long the lock should last and it will count down to zero from that given duration.
Fixed locks if run as a solo lock (no keyholder or bot controlling it) can have time added to it once it has started, but you can’t as a lockee remove time.
Fixed locks can be set up to last anywhere between a few minutes or a year.
Lockees can only add time to their fixed lock. They cannot remove time. Keyholder's can add/remove time to the lockees lock. They can also hide the timer so the lockee can’t see how long is left, and they can reset the lock and freeze it. Resetting the lock will set the counter back to its original starting number and start the countdown to zero again. Freezing the lock will pause the timer and will remain paused until the keyholder unfreezes the lock.
Variable locks use a card system to determine when the lockee can unlock. The lockee will get a chance to pick a card at regular intervals, and the cards they reveal will affect how easy it is to get free. More details about each card can be found here. But to summarise them, there are currently 7 types of cards that can be included in the deck, and they are: