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July 29, 2009 / jadettman

Microscope: the Timelines

I had an urge to turn our Microscope timelines into electronic files this morning, so I thought I’d share them with you.This first one is from The Scourging game:

http://www.jadettman.com/The_Scourging.gif

http://www.jadettman.com/The_Scourging.gif

And this second one is from our Wizard War game:
http://www.jadettman.com/Wizard_War.gif

http://www.jadettman.com/Wizard_War.gif

And here they are as PDFs if, for some reason, you should want a copy for yourself:

http://www.jadettman.com/The_Scourging.pdf

http://www.jadettman.com/Wizard_War.pdf

**Note: For some reason I can’t get WordPress to display a thumbnail with a link to the larger images, so I’ve provided links to the larger images too.

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  1. Paul / Jul 29 2009 7:08 pm

    Interesting.

    So from looking at this and your previous posts on the topic, the point of the game, from what it looks like to me, is to construct the history.

    In other words, it looks like the “world building phase” of Shock, turned into an entire game.

  2. J.A. Dettman / Jul 30 2009 8:58 am

    I’ve glanced over Shock: but never played it, Paul, so I can’t speak to the similarities.

    You’re correct, though, Microscope is all about collaboratively creating a history. It’s pretty fun and if Ben is still taking playtesters, I recommend getting a copy and playing it yourself.

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