The traitor's manual

Game theory is the scientific study of strategically interdependent decision making. These pages make up the Traitor's manual, intended to provide resources for people playing Yet Another Alpha Complex, discovering the rules of a game, and making effective counter-moves.

The world's great civilizations seem to have progressed through this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to great courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependence; from dependence back again into bondage.

The system seems to be on its last legs and we seem to be heading for a The King is dead, long live the King. Again. Why? Because The Computer, still extremely paranoid and buggy, says so.