Friday, 31 October 2014

The "Nonnein" Wraith Advisory Board (1970)

Similar to the Ouija Board, the "Nonnein" Wraith Advisory Board was released by Scarfolk Games in 1970. The main difference between the two boards was that the latter gave the deceased more control over their messages.

Ghosts had became weary of dictating one letter at a time to the living, especially if they had poor spelling skills, so they welcomed the upgraded Nonnein Board which permitted them to shuffle the letters and spell out their own messages in 140 characters or less.

Predictably, the initial otherworldly communiqu├ęs were ominous, such as those below:



However, eerie threats and foreboding creepiness eventually gave way to genuine, inter-plane bonhomie:


The Nonnein Board also became a political interface between the spirit and earthly realms and by 1979 there were, in local government, several deceased politicians defending the social rights of both living and dead constituents. This wasn't without some controversy, as right-leaning politicians expressed concern at the idea of dead people immigrating to the UK and taking the jobs of the living.

Happy Halloween from Scarfolk Council.

3 comments:

  1. "right-leaning politicians expressed concern at the idea of dead people immigrating to the UK and taking the jobs of the living"... but that has already happened, foremost in the field of politics, as it so happens.

    Thanks!

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  2. Do I have to pretend to be sending this via tele-printer?

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  3. I think that there is a subliminal message in the board itself.
    If you read the first line reversed (not you, but from right to left), there is some scary prediction :
    "dead tons" or something. Not very friendly, in any case.
    On the second line, you can read "WUOY", a kind of "Why you oy?" message from the future ?
    On the second board "DIK R U OY" doen't seems very nice, too.
    No one will ever notice the difference in many situations, but Scarfolk people should be carefull with zombies looking for jobs.
    Even if they are bald-headed with funny shoes.

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