Sunlit Water

June 19, 2007

Game Thoughts

Filed under: Culture — by teofilo @ 9:55 pm

So the game is progressing nicely (we’re up to C!), but we’ve reached a point where we’re realizing that keeping track of all the information is actually pretty difficult, especially with this many people and at this rapid a pace.  I think we’ll still be able to get through the whole thing, though.  We’ll be taking a break this weekend, as some people will be out of town (if those people could mention in the comments what days would be best to take off for them I’d appreciate it), and then we’ll continue next week.

One thing that I’ve been giving some thought to, in response to some people’s comments, is putting together a list of alternate players who can step in to write articles if some of the original players drop out.  Redfoxtailshrub will be gone after July 13, so that’s at least one person who we’ll almost certainly need to replace, and if other people end up being too busy or whatever to keep going until the end we might need more.  The structure of the game makes players dropping out a real problem, as the number of articles under each letter has to be equal to the number of players, and as we get further into the alphabet some of the later letters will likely have more already-cited articles than there are players remaining.  Since some people have expressed interest in playing, and AWB seems to be hell-bent on rounding up as many players as possible, I thought having a list of people who are willing to be called upon to fill in if necessary would be nice to have.  If you’re interested, leave a comment.  If you’re kind of interested but not sure if you’ll have the time, you can go ahead and sign up and I’ll check with you to see if you can actually play when/if we need you; we’re not going to force anyone to play.

The articles are really good so far; thanks to all the players for their (not inconsiderable) efforts.



  1. I’ll be without computer access this weekend, including Friday and Monday.

    Comment by heebie-geebie — June 20, 2007 @ 6:45 am |Reply

  2. Snark and I are out of pocket Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

    Comment by redfoxtailshrub — June 20, 2007 @ 10:19 am |Reply

  3. It sounds super fun, but I’m not sure if I’d be a good player, since I’m not an academic.

    Comment by mrh — June 20, 2007 @ 3:10 pm |Reply

  4. Don’t worry about not being an academic; it’s totally not a requirement for being a good player. And we do need some subs.

    Comment by teofilo — June 20, 2007 @ 3:31 pm |Reply

  5. Well, sign me up. I’ll try to catch up on what’s been written so far.

    Comment by mrh — June 20, 2007 @ 3:33 pm |Reply

  6. Put me down as a fourth-tier maybe — I’m reading, and it looks like fun, but I didn’t want to get into it from the beginning because of the time commitment. But if you need someone at the last few letters and you’re running out, email me.

    Comment by LizardBreath — June 20, 2007 @ 4:34 pm |Reply

  7. Like LB, put me down as someone to contact if you run out of alternates :).

    It looks like fun, but I have no time right now.

    Comment by NickS — June 21, 2007 @ 1:41 pm |Reply

  8. I can sub between now and July 10 or so.

    Comment by Cala — June 23, 2007 @ 10:08 am |Reply

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