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[PUBLIC] New Lexicon - The Cover Story
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Fri, Jul. 27th, 2012 06:59 am
[PUBLIC] New Lexicon

A number of circumstances have come together to inspire me to once again run a Lexicon game. For those unfamiliar, Lexicon is a wiki-based creative writing game in which the various players play the role of scholars writing a series of papers, or an encyclopedia, on a specific text, topic, or theme set out at the beginning of the game. The exact details of implementation vary (and I'll clarify the specific rules before launch), but the general idea is for each player to write an article starting with a specific letter, and then create a certain number of references within that article, also starting with assigned letters. On subsequent turns, players fill in the referenced but unwritten entries, and create new unreferenced entries, and so on, until each player has created twenty-six articles, each of which is interwoven with the rest of the articles.

The output of the game is a large, hopefully coherent, world or setting fleshed out by the players as a whole.

I'm reviewing various rules and variations to decide on a specific ruleset, but if you have interest in participating in this game, please let me know. I expect the game to run as 26 1-week turns, which each player "owing" one 250-2000 word article per week. I'm actively seeking a ruleset that handles drops elegantly (based on previous experience running this and other weekturn games), but I'd appreciate players to actually stick with game from start to end so I don't need to find replacements mid-game.

My previous run of Lexicon (2006) is available at The Nullosk Eventuality.

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witticaster
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Mac
Fri, Jul. 27th, 2012 02:13 pm (UTC)

That sounds kind of amazing.


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shinyquill
shinyquill
shinyquill
Thu, Aug. 2nd, 2012 08:46 pm (UTC)

Consider me probably interested, depending on expected wordcount, actual schedule, player group, and genre/content.


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