virus: Is learning valuable?

Reed Konsler (
Sat, 5 Apr 1997 17:06:16 -0500 (EST)

>From: Tim Rhodes <>
>Date: Fri, 4 Apr 1997 11:49:41 -0800 (PST)

>There was a game about ten years ago (I forget the name) that had was
>about conspiracies and had expansions sets that were decks of cards with
>titles like, "There is a Conspiracy, and they're out to get you!" or
>"There is a Conspiracy, and you can't trust anyone!". One day, in the
>midst of a highly chaotic, redefining point in my life, I wandered in to a
>hobby shop and saw a new expansion set that was pure genius. It was
> "There is a Conspiracy, and you've always been a part of it!"

That was "Illuminati: The New World Order" (INWO) by Steve Jackson games
probably. Steve Jackson Games rocks. I've found almost all their game
materials to be very well thought out...a real role-playing resource.

As a plug, they have recently come out with an RPG based on Christian
mythology, the war in Heaven, and the like based upon the French original
and titled "In Nomine". Its a great mind archetypal system
growing out of the Western tradition. Great art, a real masterpiece. I
don't know how it plays yet.

Actually they have a lot of stuff of great relevance to memetics...cleverly
disguised as rules supplements and games. Check out your local hobby
store. I really like the fact that their resource books contain references to
books, movies, music, and periodicals...I've even used them when I needed
to know what the best, most accesible book on a topic was.


Reed Konsler