Back in 2005, when we were playing our Science Fiction game, Empire of Doors, a certain recurring villain was a barbarian warlord on the planet Conan who recruited an army to conquer other planets (traveling through those eponymous doors). Israel dubbed him Schweinsteiger. He ended up permanently mind-swapped with Bo’s PC, Aedapp.
Flash forward to this year’s World Cup, and apparently there’s someone prominent on the German team called Schweinsteiger. I do not follow the Football, but I noticed this flurry of tweets from Warren Ellis:
- I believe that goal should be ascribed to Schweinsteiger because his name is Schweinsteiger. Der Schweinsteiger. 30 minutes ago
- Schweinsteiger should be striding across Germany right now, judging the guilty and impregnating women with his uncanny foot 27 minutes ago
- New rule: if someone dispossesses Schweinsteiger of the ball, Schweinsteiger is allowed to execute them on the spot. 21 minutes ago
- Half-time. Uruguayan team discover that the mere presence of Schweinsteiger has turned their gonads into ovaries. 7 minutes ago
All this is further proof (as if any was necessary) of our game’s ability to
predict generate reality.