Tuesday, January 03, 2006


I'm pretty sure I disagree vehemently with everything that No-Death-Before-the-Fall Gary has every said or thought, but his crack about playing General Authority poker on M* cracked me up. I think we need a card game called "Priesthood Authority." Stake Presidency cards are practically worthless, Scripture cards are powerful, but the Living Prophet card trumps all!

Oh wait, they already play this game every day over at M*.

Because I liked Gary's quip, I will refrain from giving him a Flintstone's-inspired nickname, even though he believes dinosaurs and humans co-existed.


Last Lemming said...

Back in my day, it was called "Mormon Chess" and it earned a place in the very first issue of Sunstone.

Now it turns out there really is a "Mormon chess," decribed at www.chessvariants.org.

Mormon Chess
Extends the board to 11 files by 8 ranks, giving each side an extra Queen and two extra Bishops.

So I guess with the ascendence of poker, I'll have to get used to the new metaphor.

NFlanders said...

It took me a while to get the Mormon chess thing. That's funny. Perhaps there should be a polyandrous version as well.

Tim Jacob said...

So if there was a game, who would be the ACE OF SPADES, the one that trumps all? Joseph Smith? Who would the other Aces be? Would McConkie be the Joker--able to be anything at anytime?

We need to market this.