Starting a Lexicon game in September, looking for interested players.
Hey folks, I'm getting a MediaWiki platform up and running to host the game and am recruiting players far and wide. (So far that's been my friends, an open call to MeFightClub and an open call to MetaChat.)
Lexicon, for folks not familiar with it, is a written role playing game where you play the part of a scholar who is working with other snarky, opinionated scholars/players to build an encyclopedia about a fictional or fictionalized world. The game follows a simple set of rules that actively encourages every player/character to work on and within the same world. At the end of the game not only do you get, as cortex brilliantly suggested on MeFightClub, a trophy in your head, but you get the experience of having collaboratively built a world with other smart and creative people.
I have experience playing through about half of one game of Lexicon and it was a heck of a lot of fun. It cultivated some really brilliant writing from players who were diversely professional writers, hobbyists, folks who have aspirations to be writers but are professionally not, and folks who were there simply for the game. It was a fantastic experience that I can't wait to be a part of again.
So far I have about 8 interested players and I'm looking for 20. If there's more interest than that, I'm happy to set up a waiting list (or possibly get more GMs involved to support a really big player base). First come, first served.
Framework of the planned game:
- Start September 2012
- Weekly turns
- 1 letter per turn
- Theme: "What came after
- Target article length: 100 - 200 words
Players need to know basic MediaWiki editing, need to know the general Lexicon rules, the house rules and need to be able to keep up with a game coordination discussion list as well as meet game turn deadlines.
You can see the start of the Wiki here
. This includes Lexicon rules, Groundrules, general procedures and expectations.
An example of a Lexicon game that went 2 rounds through the alphabet is Ghyll
If you are interested in joining up, please be aware that I will need to be able to contact you by e-mail but I don't need the e-mail to be identifiable as long as you are responsive. You will also need to be able to participate in an off-wiki discussion group along with the play on the wiki.
Also, please don't let your inability to commit to 6 months of weekly gameplay keep you from signing up. It's not a horrible thing for a game of Lexicon to lose some players and gain some players mid-game. The only hardship really is for the players coming on - they need to do some extra reading/exploring to get up to speed with there the world is at. And really, is that hardship for geeks like us?