posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 09:52 PM
reply to post by dizasterus
Hate to burst your collective bubble But...
I've been playing the Illuminati card game since the early eighties. I worked with and am friends with Steve Jackson and I can assure you he thinks
the idea that conspiracy theorists think these cards are a smoking gun is down right hilarious.
A couple of years before the re-release of INWO as a collectable card variant of the original boxed game, SJG was served with a cease and desist order
by the federal government, who raided the offices because one of the games designers was in league with some low level hacker types and SJG were
working on a book for their GURPS system that was supposed to be about FICTIONAL cyber hacking. The federal warrant allowed them to seize every piece
of electronic equipment in the office.
SJG counter sued and won substantial damages. The incident has gone down in legend in the hobby and Steve, being the crafty guy that he is, cleverly
turned it into a marketing spin for his company. (Volunteer sales reps for the company who represent the games at conventions are referred to as Men
The WTC card art is understandable because of the previous terror attack on the WTC. Likewise the Pentagon card, given the symbolic nature of that
building and the setting of the game in the subculture of conspiracy theorists.
Prior to these events, the original Illuminati card game was their most famous and best selling product, so SJG incorporated the illuminate pyramid
into their logo.
Move along people, nothing to see here. The joke is on you if you buy into any of the hype about the game being some sort of tool of the
Look up Irony in the dictionary folks.