I was alerted that the 20 by 20 Room is back. This is great news!
20 by 20 Room is a group blog on the topic of RPGs in general. I used to read it periodically, if not religiously. I’ve discussed the Spy Game concept there a little bit, and seen some other interesting discussions from time to time.
When I was looking for a reference to (and let me link to it once again because I continue to think it is just a fantastic bit of work) the Lexicon Game, which was invented there in 2003, it appeared that 20 by 20 Room was finally gone. It had been pretty inert for a while, with no new posting or activity for quite some time. But I had been able to find the reference to the Lexicon game still, until that point when it looked like the site was gone completely. I had found a mirror of the original Lexicon post, which I believe is important to maintain and keep available. But the original is now back again.
I’ve played in what was perhaps the most extensive lexicon game, Ghyll, which was fabulous fun while it was going on. I still haven’t played a session of Microscope yet, but I still think that there’s a lot of connection between the two.
It looks like they’re accepting new contributors at 20 by 20 Room. I might think about joining up, mostly to talk about creation games like Lexicon and Microscope and so forth. But there’s also my involvement in DQ and the Spy Game concept, so I have a couple things I might occasionally write about. Wonder if I have enough in me to make it make sense to do so?