Actual Play Roundup: Microscope Online
New challengers enter! I’ve never tried playing Microscope online, but during the playtest there were some fairly massive Wave games. Now that Microscope is out, some brave souls are trying out different tools to play online and graphically represent their histories:
- Magical Apocalypse — overview of the game, plus a post-it style history graphic using Corkboard
- The Colony — complete play-by-posts and an interactive history graphic using Prezi
It’s neat seeing different technological approaches to display Microscope history data. I have to say, Prezi’s ability to look at the whole history as it’s laid on the table, but then also walk backwards and forwards to see the order in which cards were added (the left and right arrow buttons) is pretty cool.