228[Illuminati New World Order] Re: Dead dead dead
- Apr 25 1:18 PM--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, plasmoid_dk
> Hi again,be
> I went ahead and created a list of which CotSG cards I consider to
> worth keeping/translating. I posted it to the INWO list so as notto
> run the discussion in 2 places. I hope you are on the list too.Thanks, Martin. I agree mostly with your choices with cards to keep,
> Everyone is welcome to give feedback or create their own list.
> If you are not on the inwo mailing list, then you can see past
> messages here:
> Martin :)
though personally I would just drop the SubGenius attribute and all
cards that deal directly with just affecting SubGenius groups.
"Translating" the cards are a bit harder than I thought, especially
if we're trying to keep the same Power/Alignments/Attributes/etc. I
have made a few changes, but not many, and I've noted these changes
and other alternate ideas below the cards.
I'm certainly not going to do each one--in fact, below are only six.
I'll leave you all to do the others.) By no means are
these "translations" all that good--I did it in about ten minutes
pretty much off the top of my head--so please add your own ideas,
Text: If an attack to destroy against this group succeeds, they are
returned to the owning player's hand and do not count as destroyed.
Arrows: L, R, B
[This was turned into a Place; the Xists are an Organization. This
makes its large Power (this group has the largest Global Power for
an Organization except for the Democrats) a little bit weaker,
though quite frankly it's still out of proportion. I would lower it
to maybe 3/3 and give it an actual useful ability.]
Name: Church of Middle America (same title)
Text: Any Straight or Conservative group that directly controls the
Church of Middle America gets +2 to its Power (and Global Power, if
it already had it).
Alignments: Straight, Conservative, Peaceful
Arrows: L, R
Name: Blogs (replaces Divine Mail Order)
Text: You may spend its action to draw a Plot card. You may spend
its action, along with an Illuminati action, to draw three Plot
Attributes: Media, Computer
Arrows: L, R, B
[Added the Computer attribute. www.subgenius.com would seem to be a
better "translation," but since that card's special ability is
already duplicated in the original INWO I don't see much of a need
to translate it. I thought about "Daily Newspapers" as an
alternative but it didn't seem conspiratorial enough to suggest,
though it could work like the Local Police Departments and be unable
to be destroyed.]
Name: Raeliens (replaces League for Obvious Decency)
Text: By spending their action, you may force a player to return two
exposed Plots to the top of the owning player's Plot deck.
Alignments: Weird, Conservative
[They should probably also be Church. I'm not sure if I would
consider them Conservative, either, though they are definitely
Weird. This group should have a better special ability, though.]
Name: Utah (replaces Speakers in Tongues)
Text: You get a +3 for any attempt to control a Church group.
Alignments: Weird, Conservative, Fanatic
[This was also turned into a Place. I'm not sure if I would consider
Utah "Weird" though, and I hesitate to just make the Group
the "Mormons". I can't think of any popular religion that would have
a wide enough influence to grant a bonus to any attempt to control a
Church but that is also out of mainstream enough to be considered
Weird. If we dropped "Weird" we probably can come up with some good
Name: Drug Informants (replaces S.L.A.K.)
Text: If this group does not have an Action Token at the beginning
of any player's turn, they get one.
Alignments: Violent, Fanatic
[I'd like to add something like "School of Protest,"
or "Protestors," but that's an obviously made up name. There's a
cottage industry, at least in America and Europe, of people who hold
seminars and classes to protest things like the IMF and other global
organizations; this was most prominent for Americans during the
Seattle protests a few years ago. It's actually quite an advanced
network of people, and it's ripe for a conspiracy theory, but
there's no actual name or organization that is funny/well-known
enough to translate or parody. Someday there may.]
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