ILLUMINATI: NEW WORLD ORDER (COLLECTIBLE CARD GAME)
The Official Story
ILLUMINATI: NEW WORLD ORDER
(Collectible Card Game, 1995)
Illuminati: New World Order (INWO) is an out-of-print collectible card game (CCG) that was released in 1994 by Steve Jackson Games, based on their original boxed game Illuminati, which in turn was inspired by the 1975 book The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea. An OMNI sealed-deck league patterned after the Atlas Games model was also developed.
The 409-card set was sold in packages containing two 55-card starter decks and in 15-card booster packs. The booster packs contained cards of the type ‘Group’ and ‘Plot’, but not ‘Illuminati’. The INWO Factory Set was a collector set released in April 1995 containing one of each of the 403 cards in the base set, plus blank cards and three of each Illuminati card.
Steve Jackson Games published a 144-page player’s guide titled The INWO Book in April 1995 that contained rules, strategies, color prints of all cards, and also included a rare card from the Unlimited Edition.
The limited edition Assassins, the game’s first expansion set, was released in mid-1995 and sold in 8-card booster packs. The 100-card expansion set SubGenius was planned for release in August 1997 and ultimately released in April 1998. The set Bavarian Fire Drill was planned for release November 1998. Both SubGenius and Bavarian Fire Drill were sold as a single-box expansion set with all cards included.
Following the release and popularity of Magic: The Gathering in August 1993, Steve Jackson Games began development of Illuminati: New World Order, most of which occurred during early 1994. The release of the Deluxe Edition sold out by mid-1994, and was followed by the release of the Limited Edition in December 1994, the nearly 84,000 sets of which “sold out almost immediately”. The Unlimited Edition was released in 1995. In an article published in the November-December 1994 issue of Pyramid magazine, Steve Jackson stated that Wizards of the Coast had loaned Steve Jackson Games money to “finance the first printing of INWO”, which was the biggest project the company had undertaken by an order of magnitude.
SECTION 4.1 – PLOTS (PART D)
Schemes, conspiracies, plans, machinations, ruses,
stratagems, manoeuvres, intrigues, subtle devices,
contrivances, connivances, collusions and
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