virus: Re: virus-digest V1 #35

Reed Konsler (
Sun, 29 Sep 1996 16:34:19 -0400

>From: (KMO prime)
>Date: Sat, 28 Sep 1996 18:21:40 EDT

>Making the Virion tarot competetive might be an effective propagative
>strategy, but I'm primarily interested in generating a set of visual
>artifacts that will be useful in the same way that the tarot is useful
>and which incorporates Virian, Up-Wing, Extropian, and Transhumanist
>I do like the idea that users of the Virian Tarot (we should probably
>find another name for it) can pick and choose amoung a very large set of
>cards (or whatever) to customize their "deck." There could be suggested
>guidelines for generating all new items.

I agree that the concept of a idea-generating Tarot deck is different from
a card game. On the other hand, Tarot cards were used to play card games,
hence (as someone has already said) the development of playing cards. It
seems (especially if we are thinking af doing this over the net) like we
sould be able to create something which can do both...or two sets that are
closely related allowing someone experienced with one to feel immediatly
comfortable with the other.

I think the idea of a game of some sort should be pursued. I don't know if
the game-audience is larger, but it certianly is different.


Reed Konsler