View Full Version : The Arcana Wiki - Distilling the Real World for Gaming

Jürgen Hubert
2008-08-03, 11:48 AM
I've recently started a new project which I hope will interest most gamers - the Arcana Wiki (http://arcana.wikidot.com/). Basically, the general idea of this project is: "Like a combination of the Wikipedia and the TV Tropes Wiki (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HomePage), but with additional notes for gamers."

I've often browsed through random pages on the Wikipedia and the TV Tropes Wiki, and thought to myself: "This would make for an awesome adventure!" But unfortunately (though understandably), neither wiki permits the addition of adventure and campaign ideas to their entries. But the Arcana Wiki does - each entry is divided into a "General Information" section where factual information and sources are listed, and a "Game and Story Use" section where everyone is encouraged to add game ideas to the entry.

The wiki is still fairly young, but growing rapidly, and more volunteers sign up almost every day. I hope some of you will give it a chance, too!

Jürgen Hubert
2008-08-04, 09:12 AM
I should probably also point out that I'm currently running a contest (http://www.enworld.org/forum/blog.php?b=606) for Wiki contributors. It runs for the duration of August, and the contributor who creates the best "Place of Myth and Legend" gets a $25 gift certificate for RPGNow/DrivethruRPG.

Jürgen Hubert
2008-08-11, 06:27 AM
Here's a recent entry with particularly obvious gaming potential:

Palisades Rathouse (http://arcana.wikidot.com/palisades-rathouse)

Warning: Do not eat if you want to eat something within the next few hours, or if you have any rodent-related phobias.

Jürgen Hubert
2008-08-22, 06:30 AM
No interest?