THE VALUE OF RESEARCH.
Some years ago, a colleague from History developed a simulation called Vatican: Unlock the Secrets of How Men Become Pope. The game appears now to be out of print (does my autographed copy thus have collectible value?) Although it's a board game, a simulation, and allegorical, and thus not worthy of the Nihil Obstat, there's evidence of research in creating the game. I give you one of the "origins" cards drawn by players to establish their base support as Pontifex Maximus.