The Play Generated Map and Document Archive

So, this is pretty damned cool.

PlaGMaDA’s mission is to preserve, present, and interpret play generated cultural artifacts, namely manuscripts and drawings created to communicate a shared imaginative space.

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12 thoughts on “The Play Generated Map and Document Archive

  1. Yeah, I’ve been eying that…thinking about sending in old D&D documents, and maybe even a map from our BW game…

    It’s such a curious thing to archive. Part of me wants to protest, but then I cock my head and think, no it’s actually pretty cool.

      • Re: Protest?

        Hmm…maybe it’s the seriousness of it – archiving these “cultural artifacts” that makes me go, what? game maps? really? huh!

        But then I realize of course that most cultural artifacts *are* mundane, so why not? And even though most of these documents are pretty recent, that’s really the time to get a hold of them for preservation purposes. What’s a curiosity today will be a little piece of cultural history some years down the road. Heck, it’s interesting enough to look at the old D&D character sheets – those are already something of a relic.

        Really, it’s a bit touching that someone would do this. Kind of makes me wish I had more physical evidence of all the great games I’ve been a part of – beyond my quickly scribbled notes. More character sketches, maps, and the like. I bet Storn has a museums worth of this stuff.

      • Re: Protest?

        Hmm…maybe it’s the seriousness of it – archiving these “cultural artifacts” that makes me go, what? game maps? really? huh!

        But then I realize of course that most cultural artifacts *are* mundane, so why not? And even though most of these documents are pretty recent, that’s really the time to get a hold of them for preservation purposes. What’s a curiosity today will be a little piece of cultural history some years down the road. Heck, it’s interesting enough to look at the old D&D character sheets – those are already something of a relic.

        Really, it’s a bit touching that someone would do this. Kind of makes me wish I had more physical evidence of all the great games I’ve been a part of – beyond my quickly scribbled notes. More character sketches, maps, and the like. I bet Storn has a museums worth of this stuff.

  2. Yeah, I’ve been eying that…thinking about sending in old D&D documents, and maybe even a map from our BW game…

    It’s such a curious thing to archive. Part of me wants to protest, but then I cock my head and think, no it’s actually pretty cool.

  3. Yeah, I’ve been eying that…thinking about sending in old D&D documents, and maybe even a map from our BW game…

    It’s such a curious thing to archive. Part of me wants to protest, but then I cock my head and think, no it’s actually pretty cool.

  4. Yeah, I’ve been eying that…thinking about sending in old D&D documents, and maybe even a map from our BW game…

    It’s such a curious thing to archive. Part of me wants to protest, but then I cock my head and think, no it’s actually pretty cool.

  5. Re: Protest?

    Hmm…maybe it’s the seriousness of it – archiving these “cultural artifacts” that makes me go, what? game maps? really? huh!

    But then I realize of course that most cultural artifacts *are* mundane, so why not? And even though most of these documents are pretty recent, that’s really the time to get a hold of them for preservation purposes. What’s a curiosity today will be a little piece of cultural history some years down the road. Heck, it’s interesting enough to look at the old D&D character sheets – those are already something of a relic.

    Really, it’s a bit touching that someone would do this. Kind of makes me wish I had more physical evidence of all the great games I’ve been a part of – beyond my quickly scribbled notes. More character sketches, maps, and the like. I bet Storn has a museums worth of this stuff.

  6. Re: Protest?

    Hmm…maybe it’s the seriousness of it – archiving these “cultural artifacts” that makes me go, what? game maps? really? huh!

    But then I realize of course that most cultural artifacts *are* mundane, so why not? And even though most of these documents are pretty recent, that’s really the time to get a hold of them for preservation purposes. What’s a curiosity today will be a little piece of cultural history some years down the road. Heck, it’s interesting enough to look at the old D&D character sheets – those are already something of a relic.

    Really, it’s a bit touching that someone would do this. Kind of makes me wish I had more physical evidence of all the great games I’ve been a part of – beyond my quickly scribbled notes. More character sketches, maps, and the like. I bet Storn has a museums worth of this stuff.

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