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Faceoff for the Future of the Order
The Jesuits were founded in 1540 by Ignatius of Loyola. They spread quickly around the world, developing schools and missions and serving at the direction of the Pope. The year is now 1772 and the Jesuits face accusations from multiple directions ranging from fear of their allegiance to the Pope and independence from local political and religious rulers, claims that “seeing God in all things” has led them to wrongly accept concepts from other religions and violated Church teachings, to rumors that they are hoarding secret wealth despite their vows of poverty. Jesuits, Royal Ambassadors, Archbishops, and members of the Crowd have gathered in Rome to decide the fate of the Jesuits. A 2/3 vote is needed to decide whether or not to ban the Jesuits. If they are banned further votes will determine what happens to individual Jesuits and the Jesuit schools and property.
This is a Microgame under review that is being provided to the community for further play testing. A detailed explanation of the Microgame review process will be published soon.
Using the Game
Class Size and Scalability
No required writing assignments or speeches.
Reacting Consortium members can access all downloadable materials (including expanded and updated materials) below. You will be asked to sign in before downloading. Basic game materials (Gamebook, Role Sheets, Instructor's Guide, and Handouts) are available to any instructor through the publisher.
Microgames don't require a Gamebook, the Instructor's Manual outlines how the game is played and includes additional materials to make it work.
Updated June 2023
Students also need a Role Sheet, which contains biographical information, role-specific resources or assignments, and their character's secret victory objectives.
.zip file of .docx files.
Jonathan D. Lawrence
Dr. Lawrence enjoys bringing literature, movies, music, and art into discussions of religious traditions, beliefs, and practices. As an ordained minister, he is interested in questions of faith and belief but tries to discuss these issues in class in a way that can engage students from different religious perspectives, even those who do not consider themselves religious. He often uses service learning and site visits as a way to introduce students to the religious history of Buffalo and issues of justice in the community. He is currently engaged in a study of religious diversity in Buffalo and is compiling an online map of Buffalo's religious communities including oral histories and other historical data. He is the author of Ban the Jesuits, a Reacting Microgame currently under review.