I'm recruiting again for active players (not waitlisted players) for the ongoing Lexicon game, "What came after"
posted by kalessin to MetaFilter-Related at 8:06 AM (23 comments total)
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The great news is that if you play a turn at this point, you don't need to know the entire story. The basics are that you are a scholar writing articles in an encyclopedia for a future reality. Starting from the phrase "What came after" we are now playing in a world that is post-apocalyptic, where the events causing the apocalypse and indeed the apocalypse are not well understood
(buildings and artifacts keep sort of dropping out of and appearing in our reality, and dimensions are sort of weaving in and out). The nature of the disaster is actually really well suited to both discrediting ideas you don't agree with and inserting new ones (from other, new dimensions).
Upon writing a new article in the Lexicon, you are encouraged to read all you can, but you don't NEED to. You really only need to pick a topic, read the article(s) that link to it, and maybe read another layer back if you feel like it. Then you would write a 100+ word article about it, link back to a suitable article (need not be the ones you already read as research) and link forward to two unwritten (either entirely new, or that some other scholar already linked forward to) articles (we call these unwritten article phantoms).
So each turn you're looking at around a minimum of an hour of play time a week. (Here's an example of my sort of no-play play
.) But some players are putting far more into it, and you are welcome to play with either level of commitment. (Entry
). Or something in between?
Anyone in? Please reply here or drop me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will need:
- Your e-mail address (for easy comms and for sending the Google Group membership and Wiki character creation to)
- Your preferred character name on the Wiki
For further information:
- The game home page
- The game discussion group
- The game's article index
. Green text indicates articles that are canon. Orange/Yellow indicates a submitted article. Red is either unwritten or unfinished. We are on Turn J with one Turn I straggler still to finish and submit.