Dark Vigil Game
This is a forum thread in which we can discuss the potential of a game run over the Internet, either Skype or Play-By-Post, that was proposed in the comments of Morbus' "The End of my Tabletop Era" article (http://www.gamegrene.com/node/1244#comments). For lack of a better established name, I'll refer to this as the Dark Vigil game until we can come up with something better. I'll quote from the relevant comments there to facilitate discussion here.
Lorthyne: "I almost want to plan a game about this situation now, about a group of normal, wildly different people drawn together, either in person or via the Internet, by their common love for a hobby, object, or other activity that soon learn that the threads of the universe are only held together by this simple, mundane behavior that is overlooked by the general populace. Fighting against insurmountable odds and only seeming to delay the inevitable, they fight anyway. Don't Rest Your Head, maybe?"
aeon: "I have some completely self-serving ideas for plotlines and settings I would readily contribute. I like the idea of an ongoing interactive narrative, but I just would not want to run a game and deal with rolly numbery bits. See above for why. Probably the two don't mesh well, though, so this is probably the world's most useless comment."
Tzuriel: "I think we should go for it. How do you think we should do it? There are a number of games that are perfect for the idea - Hunter, Don't Rest Your Head (as Lorthyne already mentioned), Dogs in the Vineyard, any detective kind of game, a dark fantasy setting, etc. We could do it play by post, in which case everybody gets to influence the storyline, or we could actually set up a semi-weekly game over skype or such. I'm good for either."
Lorthyne: "I've been itching to try my shiny new Dresden Files RPG, which has that blend of detective and dark fantasy. If we were to do it play by post, we would probably have to go with a low-mechanic, high-narrative system, if we use a system at all.
I'm gonna create a new thread to discuss this in, since it's kind of off-topic for this article."