Cypherpunk

cypherpunk

The cypherpunk concept and movement is really interesting. I created the above graphics today.

Privacy is necessary for an open society in the electronic age. … We cannot expect governments, corporations, or other large, faceless organizations to grant us privacy … We must defend our own privacy if we expect to have any. … Cypherpunks write code. We know that someone has to write software to defend privacy, and … we’re going to write it… (A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto  – Eric Hughes, 1993)

Some noteworthy cypherpunks…

Cohen.Assange

Applebaum.Nakamoto

Play as Yahweh, Zeus or Odin

Dragon.Crusher.Game.Box

In that day, Yahweh with his fierce, great and mighty sword will punish Leviathan, the fleeing serpent, and Leviathan the twisted serpent; and he will kill the dragon that is in the sea. (Isaiah 27:1)
You [Yahweh] crushed the heads of Leviathan… (Psalms 74:14)

(Box cover art: collage based on Gustav Doré – The Destruction of Leviathan and Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld Picture Bible illustrations)

Play as your favorite god and crush your favorite monster…

Yahweh Card Zeus Card Odin Card

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Artwork: Yahweh god card: based on Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Picture Bible illustrations 1862. Zeus god card: based on Maarten de Vos, ”Septem Planetæ  – Jupiter” 1581. Odin god card: based on Johannes Gehrts, ”Odhin” 1901

Some remarks on special attacks and weaknesses

Zeus weakness for sexually attractive women are well documented by for example Hesiod. Odins special attack is described in the Battle of Fýrisvellir in the year 980 where he assisted the Swedish king Eric the Victorious (Erik Segersäll) by striking his enemies with blindness. Odins weakness is his susceptibility to be fooled by illusionist magic, especially the shape shifting trickery performed by some of the cunning frost giants. Yahwehs weakness for opponents riding in iron chariots is well known:

And the LORD was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron. (Judges 1.19)

No, this game does not actually exist, but it’s an idea. The god versus sea monster theme is truly archetypal. Marduk against Tiamat; Indra against Vritra; Yahweh against Leviathan; Thor against the Midgard Serpent and many many many more…