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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Psst! You Wanna Buy Sum "Conspiracy"?

Well, I've probably spent most of my day so far watching paint dry - I mean, watching Hurricane Irene coverage on TV, which apparently happens at the same time frame as paint drying.  Waiting isnt the hardest part - so far its the only part.

I've seen FEMA mentioned a few times so far today for their role in digging us out of the aftermath of "Hurrigedon!" or whatever the news will wind up calling it, and I thought back to the conspiracy research I did in the years after 9-11.  I felt a need to know what the fringe believed, because it's much easier to make your point when you know where others are coming from.  So I delved into the world of Jesse Ventura and his ilk, a world of thermite paint, remote controlled airliners, contrails, FEMA death camps, UN world domination, shadow governments and the like (this was years before his TV show, which I've yet to see).

Does anyone know of a game or gaming supplement that starts from the baseline that ALL the recent conspiracies are true?  It would be a bit over the top, but would make an excellent alternative modern setting IMHO.

8 comments:

  1. There's Atlas Games' Pandemonium, which takes place in a world where all tabloid hoaxes and conspiracies are truth waiting to be uncovered. You play Weekly World News-style investigators.

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  2. Hmmm... I may need to check that out.

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  3. I think it's one of those games that's SUPER out-of-print. According to its Wikipedia entry, they just started giving away copies of it in 1996. Troll and Toad has one copy of it available for $3.50, though (http://www.trollandtoad.com/p226437.html)

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  4. Please tell me you have heard of the Illuminati trilogy by Robert Anton Wilson.
    I used to play the Illuminati card card game. Also see GURPS: Illuminati.

    http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/illuminati/

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  5. The original Illiminati! card game is possibly the best card-based mini game of all time. Seriously. If you have enough players, it is phenomenal. I am always the Gnomes of Zurich.

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  6. I second Illumunati. We really loved that game for awhile.

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  7. Alternity's Dark Matter or the newer D20Modern Dark*Matter. I'm not exactly sure of the cut-off in their timeline since I can't seem to find my copy (probably the Greys or MiBs came and took it).

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  8. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conspiracy_X

    I seem to recall looking at the original edition of this back in the 1990s.

    No, actually, I think I looked at this GDW product:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Conspiracy

    And we never got around to playing that campaign.

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