Schweinsteiger’s Revenge

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:

  1. I believe that goal should be ascribed to Schweinsteiger because his name is Schweinsteiger. Der Schweinsteiger. 30 minutes ago
  2. Schweinsteiger should be striding across Germany right now, judging the guilty and impregnating women with his uncanny foot 27 minutes ago
  3. New rule: if someone dispossesses Schweinsteiger of the ball, Schweinsteiger is allowed to execute them on the spot. 21 minutes ago
  4. 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.

2 replies on “Schweinsteiger’s Revenge”

  1. Oh yea. I’ve noticed the Schweinsteiger situation myself.
    And its Aedapp. Please update your records accordingly.
    I think the Flotilla incident has done more splash than this, though.

  2. From the Alan Moore interview, a mere three days into the future: “…one of the reasons I got into roleplaying was because you start to notice this feedback between the writing and real life”.

    Coincidi? I think not.

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