Hooray, a linkdump...with some comments.
Some of you may have read something I worked on quite a while back, Robot Zero. It was in good part a homage to the Velvet Marauder blog. Anyway, I thought I'd post a link to the material I put together for that. I'm thinking about putting together some new entries on a regular schedule, like every two weeks. Anyway, here's the link. The entries are, of course, reverse chronological so if you're interested in reading them you have to go back a little bit:
The entries I did on the game prep for Artifact and the Masks of the Empire game got me thinking about alternate rpg structures again. I still think a radio-play game could be done using Skype, but you'd have to really do some work to make if effective. The GM could come up with documents and handouts to send to individual players, you could have special effects and so on. It could be interesting, but I'm not sure if it would be more effective or useful than putting that energy into a tabletop game. More interesting to me is the idea of a Lexicon RPG, built around a wiki. It is a collaborative rpg/writing tool. I think it could be fun if you got a large enough group of people and a good seed idea.
Oh internets, how I love your insanity:
I love the idea of abandoned places and cities. WebUrbanist often has image collections and stories from these kinds of places. Here's an example article:
24 Abandoned Cities
Huh...I think that's all I have...my obscure website-fu is weak. I shall have to consult with Kaiju.