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A New Game

August 8th, 2008 Posted in Game Cards

Welcome to my new collectable card game, “Frauds, Idiots and Loonies”.  I’m going to regularly update this site with new cards so that you can gather a set of the world’s greatest frauds, idiots and loonies.  Play games with your friends, compete to see who can triumph to become the ultimate champion.  A collection of all the cards will be shown on the ‘Card Game’ tag above as they are released.

The rules are very simple – the cards are divided between two or more players, and the leader is selected randomly. Then the leader secretly glances at his top card, and chooses one of the attributes of the person portrayed on it.  The other player(s) then must compare the scores on their top cards with that of the leader, and the one with the highest score wins all the cards in that round.  In the event of a draw, the players must judge which of the persons portrayed on the cards shown would win in a bare-knuckles fist fight.  Any player reduced to no cards is out of the game. This continues until one player has all the cards, and is declared the winner.

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Today’s FI&L card is John Edward, renowned American psychic medium. Edward is well-known for telling people obscure facts about their dead relatives in a manner that’s uncannily similar to the well known stage trick of cold reading. He’s made huge amounts of money from his various books about speaking with the dead, and has been caught out at least once blatantly cheating.  And here he is, folks. Click on the image for the full-size version.

John Edward

John Edward

Incidentally, you might question why I put Edward’s ‘craziness’ score at 2/10 and not much higher. And that’s because it’s my firm belief that Edward knows exactly what he’s doing.  You can tell this because of the disclaimer that’s shown very briefly at the end of his TV shows, including the words “Materials and opinions presented in this program by John Edward … are not meant or intended to be a form of advice, instruction, suggestion, counsel or factual statement in any way whatsoever“. Very sensible. How could a man who realises this be crazy? 🙂

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