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For each Lexicon below, you'll notice barcharts that map the number of entries per turn. The original goal was to determine if there was a regular ebb and flow to expect from gameplay. However, since nearly every Lexicon has a different metric of what a "turn" is (how long they last, how many entries can be written, whether a turn is single or multiple letters, whether turns progress alphabetically, etc.), the barcharts can no longer fulfill their intent. We have not yet determined what they do reveal (if anything), and they may eventually be removed entirely.

Ongoing Lexicons

These Lexicons may or may not be accepting new players - contact them to find out!


Ghyll (Gamegrene.com)

KeyValue
Date StartedAugust 30, 2004
Date FinishedOngoing
Listing Last UpdatedJuly 29, 2005
Total Entries / Players250 / 50 +

Ghyll is a world created solely by the players as the Lexicon is played: there were no preconceptions, planned genres, or previous source material to go on before the game started. Things quickly shaped up and merged during the first two turns (comprising nearly 40 entries). The current technology level is "roughly one of humorous fantasy", but there are often bleak undertones as demonstrated in entries such as the Agony uncle, Doggerel plague, and Justice Device. Note: LexiconTheRPG.com and these Lexicon pages are hosted by the same folks behind Ghyll. Since this Lexicon is ongoing (and intended indefinitely) counts and barchart are based on completed entries as of July 29th, 2005.

  • Visit the Ghyll Index or use the items in the navigation bar.
  • Contact Morbus Iff about this Lexicon.
  • Turns are one letter per week, adjusted for holidays.
          Number of Completed Entries Per Letter, Round 1

 20|   *
 19|   *
 18| * *
 17| * *
 16| * *
 15| * *
 14| * *
 13| * *
 12| * * *
 11| * * *                               *
 10| * * *                               *
  9| * * *                               * *
  8| * * * *                             * *           *
  7| * * * *     * *             *       * *           *
  6| * * * * * * * *     * *     * * * * * *           *
  5| * * * * * * * *     * * * * * * * * * *   *   *   *
  4| * * * * * * * * *   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
  3| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
  2| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
  1| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
   +----------------------------------------------------
     A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 
      x axis: entry letters          y axis: # entries


         Number of Completed Entries Per Letter, Round 2
 17| *
 16| *
 15| * 
 14| * *
 13| * *
 12| * *
 11| * *
 10| * * *
  9| * * * * *   * *
  8| * * * * *   * *
  7| * * * * *   * * *
  6| * * * * *   * * *
  5| * * * * * * * * *
  4| * * * * * * * * *
  3| * * * * * * * * *
  2| * * * * * * * * *
  1| * * * * * * * * *
   +----------------------------------------------------
     A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 
      x axis: entry letters          y axis: # entries


Green: Lexicon of the Gaean Revolution

KeyValue
Date StartedJune 23, 2005
Date FinishedOngoing
Listing Last UpdatedJuly 29, 2005
Total Entries / Players63 / 14 +

Green is a Lexicon from the future. In 2085 C.E., scholars of the earth gathered on the EcoNet to chronicle the events in Lexicon form that led them and their world to the Green planet it now is, populated with various factions of Gaean Languages speaking Gaeans, who now speak with the rock, the trees, the animals, the rivers, the sky, in meaningful and consensual dialogue and prepare for the next earthly visit of the representatives of the Consortium of Interdependent Beings, a galactic federation of peoples aware of their responsibilities to the living worlds they inhabit.

          Number of Completed Entries Per Letter

 13| *
 12| *
 11| * 
 10| * 
  9| *           *
  8| *           *
  7| *           *
  6| * * *       *
  5| * * * * * * *   *
  4| * * * * * * *   *
  3| * * * * * * * * * * *
  2| * * * * * * * * * * *
  1| * * * * * * * * * * *
   +----------------------------------------------------
     A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
      x axis: entry letters          y axis: # entries


Lexicon of the Firmament

KeyValue
Date StartedJune 10, 2005
Date FinishedOngoing (???)
Listing Last UpdatedJuly 29, 2005
Total Entries / Players22 / 4

The stars and their constellations are important to the Cabal. While the Zodiac and most importantly the decans have primacy in their magic and cosmology still all constellations have some degree of importance and wars have been fought over the symbolic importance of the sky. At its first meeting in 1922, the International Astronomical Union (IAU), astronomy's governing body which is responsible for assigning names to celestial objects and features on those objects, officially adopted the list of 88 constellations that we use today. Definitive boundaries between constellations, which extend out beyond the star figures, were set in 1930, so that every star, nebula, or galaxy, no matter how faint, now lies within the limits of one constellation. This Lexicon is about those constellations (and those constellations that are no longer recognized). Their magic and their myth, the history and impact they have had upon the Cabal and the magic of the world.

          Number of Completed Entries Per Letter

  3|             *         *
  2|   * * * *   * *       *
  1| * * * * * * * *   *   * * * *
   +----------------------------------------------------
     A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
      x axis: entry letters          y axis: # entries


Macropedia Terradoma, Imperium Edition

KeyValue
Date StartedDecember 20, 2005
Date FinishedOngoing
Listing Last UpdatedJuly 29, 2005
Total Entries / Players132 / 3 (?)

Macropedia Terradoma, Imperium Edition began before the end of the Imperium. The Last Emperor hoped the scholars he chose would document the many successes of the Imperium and solidify both his and the dynasty's legacy. However, he passed heirless, and the "death spiral" to the Second Decline? began. The scholars chose to write as Scholars and not necessarily as puppets of the last dynasty of the Imperium. In E-Space's incarnation of Lexicon, players portray scholars from different eras, scholars who do not restrain themselves to being professionals. They are opinionated, eccentric, and confrontational. As scholars, the players collaborate with one another to construct the Macropedia, a widely published encyclopedia of human understanding.

          Number of Completed Entries Per Letter

  9|                           *
  8|                           *
  7|                     *   * *   *       *
  6|     *         * *   *   * *   * * *   *
  5|     * *   * * * *   *   * *   * * * * * *   *   *
  4|     * * * * * * * * * * * *   * * * * * * * *   *
  3| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *   * *
  2| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
  1| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
   +----------------------------------------------------
     A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
      x axis: entry letters          y axis: # entries


Finished Lexicons

These Lexicons have been completed or abandoned, and are probably not accepting new entries.


Exalted: Lexicon Of Elder Days

KeyValue
Date StartedJanuary 2004 (???)
Date FinishedJune 2004; ongoing (???)
Listing Last UpdatedDecember 5, 2004
Total Entries / Players141 / 24 +

Being a Cyclopedia of Ages Past. The Scholar-gods and wise Exalted of the Forbidding Manse of Ivy hold endless knowledge; here they gather to reminisce upon fallen times. You are someone with extensive knowledge of ancient times, collaborating with a number of your peers on the construction of an encyclopedia describing the past ages of Creation from the Primordial War to the Terrestrial Shogunate. Note: this Lexicon still allows submissions, but regularly scheduled play has since vanished. As such, there's no "official" finishing date; the project died during Summer 2004 when ExaltedWiki was down for an extremely long period of time and no one could edit any pages (it had been winding down for ages, though). In order to hopefully eventually finish the thing, anyone who passes through is encouraged to fill out any of the remaining entries (without creating any new phantom citations), even if they've never done so before. Further Note: ExaltedWiki moved in January 2005, and therefore the Lexicon moved as well -- links have been updated.

          Number of Completed Entries Per Letter

 14| *
 13| *
 12| *
 11| *
 10| * *             * * *
  9| * *       *     * * * * *
  8| * * *   * * * * * * * * *
  7| * * * * * * * * * * * * *
  6| * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
  5| * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
  4| * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
  3| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *                     *
  2| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *   *                 *
  1| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *   * *   * * * * *
   +----------------------------------------------------
     A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
      x axis: entry letters          y axis: # entries


Fangor Encyclopedia

KeyValue
Date StartedAugust 2004 (???)
Date FinishedSeptember 2004 (???)
Listing Last UpdatedDecember 5, 2004
Total Entries / Players32 / 6

It is assumed that at the time this encyclopedia is compiled, the average technology of the civilized parts of Fangor is generally equivalent to the European Medieval time period. For those who are more familiar with Fangor, it is assumed that this encyclopedia is compiled before the beginning of events known as kelKhazem Roc (the conquest and rule of much of the civilized world by dwarves). This event marks the end of the Second Age, and takes place sometime around SA 1200. Fangor is a setting that emphasizes realism. In this case, realism is defined as being plausible and fitting in logically with the assumptions of the world. Everything should have a plausible explanation (even if that explanation involves magic).

  • Visit the Fangor Encylopedia Lexicon.
  • Contact Andrew Batishko about the Fangor Encyclopedia.
  • "The game is played in 16 turns; turns end on Wednesday and Sunday."
  • "Each author will pick a different letter group to use for their first turn."
          Number of Completed Entries Per Letter

  4| *
  3| * *                                 * *
  2| * * * *       *         *     *   * * *
  1| * * * * * *   * *     * * * * *   * * *         *
   +----------------------------------------------------
     A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
      x axis: entry letters          y axis: # entries


Fiery Dragon Lexicon

KeyValue
Date StartedMay 21 2004
Date FinishedSeptember 2004
Listing Last UpdatedDecember 23, 2004
Total Entries / Players30 / 10

Fiery Dragon L-type Lexicon is a Lexicon game in which players will create a concordance to the fictional original video animation series Fiery Dragon L-type, including information about the characters, creators, and popular and critical reception of this anime. Fiery Dragon L-type is an OAV (Original Animation Video) anime series created by Akatsuka Eiji and his then-wife Juri, who released the series themselves through their fledgling company Studio Eijuri as thirteen DVDs, each one a 60-minute episode. The series was misunderstood by mainstream viewers and critics, although some voices in the small press hailed it as one of the finest achievements in the medium.

  • Visit the Fiery Dragon Lexicon.
  • Contact Ouroboros about the Fiery Dragon Lexicon.
  • Each author is assigned a specific letter group, moving by progression each turn.
  • Intended to create an even sprinkling of entries should the game become abandoned.
          Number of Completed Entries Per Letter

  3|         * *             *
  2| *       * *   * * *   * *     *     *       *
  1| *   *   * *   * * *   * * *   *     * *     *   * *
   +----------------------------------------------------
     A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
      x axis: entry letters          y axis: # entries


The Homeworld War

KeyValue
Date StartedMay 18, 2005
Date FinishedJuly 10, 2005
Listing Last UpdatedJuly 29, 2005
Total Entries / Players65 / 18

In the year 3216, Hegemony reckoning, the hyperspace route to long-lost Earth was rediscovered. The resulting century of war over who would possess the Homeworld reshaped the Galaxy. Now that the peace accords have been signed, and seem to be holding, a conclave of the Galaxy's preeminent scholars, representing the four great powers and all the planets, worldships, and inhabited constructs in between, has been called on neutral Autarch Prime, in the hundred and forty-fourth year after the reopening of the road to Earth, and the ninth year of peace, to reflect upon the decades of upheaval--political, military, economic, and cultural--that are now simply being called "The Homeworld War."

          Number of Completed Entries Per Letter

  5|     *
  4|     *               *                     *       *
  3| * * * *   * *   * * * *   *             * *       *
  2| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *   *   * * * *   *   *   
  1| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *   * * * * * * * *   *
   +----------------------------------------------------
     A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
      x axis: entry letters          y axis: # entries


Lexicon of the Sphere of Breakwater

KeyValue
Date StartedMay 2004
Date FinishedJuly 2004
Listing Last UpdatedDecember 5, 2004
Total Entries / Players162 / 8

Breakwater is one of the oft-overlooked jewels of the Thousand Spheres, a motley collection of Realms with enough to enchant even the most jaded traveller. With nine Gates that connect to other Spheres, each in a different Realm, Breakwater is poised to be a crossroads - yet for some reason, it is not. The Library of All Worlds has convened a panel of scholars, both domestic and foreign, to create the definitive reference volume for the Sphere of Breakwater.

          Number of Completed Entries Per Letter

  7| * * * * * * * * * * * * *   *       *
  6| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *     *
  5| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
  4| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *   * *
  3| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
  2| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
  1| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
   +---------------------------------------------------- 
     A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 
      x axis: entry letters          y axis: # entries


Lexicon of Untold Ages

KeyValue
Date StartedMarch 11, 2005
Date FinishedApril 5, 2005
Listing Last UpdatedApril 22, 2005
Total Entries / Players84 / 12

This lexicon was to provide a fantasy of history that will serve as an inspiration and back-story to much that happens in Tantaene animis caelestibus irae, deepening the connections but not taking the place of the unfolding story of the characters. The Story So Far is broken down by individual sessions: the first character design and the following in-game retellings.

          Number of Completed Entries Per Letter

  6|                                       * 
  5| *     * *   *                       * *
  4| * *   * *   *           *   * *     * * 
  3| * *   * *   * *   *   * *   * *     * * *   *     *
  2| * * * * *   * * * * * * * * * *     * * * * *   * *
  1| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *   * * * * * * * * *
   +----------------------------------------------------
     A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 
      x axis: entry letters          y axis: # entries


Nobilis: Lexicon Of Lord Entropy's Rule

KeyValue
Date StartedMay 11, 2004
Date FinishedJune 22, 2004
Listing Last UpdatedDecember 5, 2004
Total Entries / Players133 / 11

The Earth has long lain under the rule of Lord Entropy and his Code Fidelitatis as it fights the Valde Bellum, for good or ill depending on the viewpoint of the observer. A Rainbow Festival has been called to document the history, politics and features of the rule of the Council of Four (The Imperators who govern the physical side of Earth; led by LordEntropy and including Ananda, Ha-Qadosch Berakha and Surolam) and its impact.

          Number of Completed Entries Per Letter

 10|                       *
  9|                       *             *
  8|                 *     *             *
  7| *   *   *     * *     * *           *
  6| *   *   *     * *     * *     *     *     *
  5| * * * * * * * * *     * *   * * * * *     * *
  4| * * * * * * * * * *   * * * * * * * *     * *
  3| * * * * * * * * * *   * * * * * * * *     * *
  2| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *   * * * * * *
  1| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
   +---------------------------------------------------- 
     A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 
      x axis: entry letters          y axis: # entries


Nobilis: Lexicon Of The Lost 500 Years

KeyValue
Date StartedMarch 15, 2004
Date FinishedMarch 31, 2004
Listing Last UpdatedDecember 5, 2004
Total Entries / Players96 / 16

The Earth lost 500 years of its history, a time of wonder and accomplishment that will never come again and is forgotten to all but the Society of Flowers. A Rainbow Festival has been called to document these lost years and their glories. The erasure of a period of about 500 years happened a little over one hundred years ago when human history was set back en masse by a rogue Imperator. One day it was the year 2400, and space-ships plied the Aetheric Currents between earth and the colony worlds. The next day it was 1900 again, and the world, the history books and all (well, enough) mortal memory had been changed so that it seemed normal for it to be 1900. Naturally, what has happened since then has not conformed to what happened between 1900 and 2000 the first time around.

          Number of Completed Entries Per Letter

 10|                         *
  9|                         * 
  8|                         *             *
  7|                         *             *
  6|                         *           * *           *
  5| * *   *   *             *           * *           *
  4| * * * *   * *     * * * *         * * *         * *
  3| * * * *   * * * * * * * *         * * *         * *
  2| * * * * * * * * * * * * *     *   * * *   * *   * *
  1| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *   * * * * * * * * *
   +---------------------------------------------------- 
     A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 
      x axis: entry letters          y axis: # entries


Nobilis: Lexicon Of The Second Age

KeyValue
Date StartedDecember 22, 2003
Date FinishedFebruary 21, 2004
Listing Last UpdatedDecember 5, 2004
Total Entries / Players164 / 9

The assembled scholars of the Rainbow Festival are famous for their colloquiums and encyclopedias of matters historical upon the World Ash. They have assembled to discuss the Second Age of Earth. The Second Age of Earth runs from Adam and Eve having their first child to the death of the Phoenix Family two thousand years later after Atrocity killed Heaven's gatekeeper.

          Number of Completed Entries Per Letter

  9| * * *
  8| * * * *                             *
  7| * * * * *   *       *               *
  6| * * * * * * * *     *     *   * * * * * *     * *
  5| * * * * * * * * * * *   * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
  4| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
  3| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
  2| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
  1| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
   +----------------------------------------------------
     A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 
      x axis: entry letters          y axis: # entries


The Orbital Wars

KeyValue
Date StartedSeptember 2004 (???)
Date FinishedJanuary 2005 (???)
Listing Last UpdatedJuly 29, 2005
Total Entries / Players77 / 14

We're currently researching the Orbital Wars, which means that each round, all the players write an entry on something related to the Orbital Wars, or the events leading up to them, or following them, or whatever tangets they desire, really. Example entries include Battle For Oubliette 2, the Church At Nine West, Dymetricists, Erasing The Impossible, and supplementary pages on concerning Who's Who, Where's Where, and When's When exist.

          Number of Completed Entries Per Letter

 10|   * *
  9| * * * *
  8| * * * *   *
  7| * * * *   *
  6| * * * * * *
  5| * * * * * * *
  4| * * * * * * * * *   
  3| * * * * * * * * * * * * *
  2| * * * * * * * * * * * * *
  1| * * * * * * * * * * * * *
   +----------------------------------------------------
     A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
      x axis: entry letters          y axis: # entries


The Toothpaste Disaster

KeyValue
Date StartedApril 1, 2004
Date FinishedMay 13, 2004
Listing Last UpdatedDecember 5, 2004
Total Entries / Players254 / 21

In the standard PARANOIA RPG, players become lowly Troubleshooters in service to The Computer. In this Lexicon game the players were nothing less than illustrious High Programmers who administered entire sectors of Alpha Complex. Last year the Toothpaste Disaster hit these Programmers' sectors. Fascinated high-clearance citizens across Alpha Complex sought to know more about this notorious event. The Computer created a fact-finding panel to investigate the origins, determine the causes, and implicate the traitors involved in this chaotic, mysterious, and wide-ranging disaster.

          Number of Completed Entries Per Letter

 16|                         *
 15|                         *
 14| *   *     *             *     
 13| * * *     *     *     * *     *
 12| * * *     *     *     * *     *   *
 11| * * *     * *   *     * *     *   * *     *       *
 10| * * *     * *   *     * *     *   * * *   * *     *
  9| * * * *   * *   *     * *     *   * * *   * *     *
  8| * * * *   * * * *     * *     *   * * *   * *     *
  7| * * * *   * * * *     * *     *   * * * * * * * * *
  6| * * * * * * * * *     * *     * * * * * * * * * * *
  5| * * * * * * * * * *   * *   * * * * * * * * * * * *
  4| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
  3| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
  2| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
  1| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
   +----------------------------------------------------
     A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 
      x axis: entry letters          y axis: # entries


The Tyrconnel Companion

KeyValue
Date StartedMay 17, 2005
Date FinishedJuly 1, 2005 (???)
Listing Last UpdatedJuly 29, 2005
Total Entries / Players17 / 7

The Tyrconnel Companion, Class of 1980, is the high school yearbook for Tyrconnel-Ormonde Regional High School in Tyrconnel, Maine. This Lexicon is a project associated with the Barons of Suburbia Deliria tabletop campaign. The PCs are high school students between 1976 and 1980 and college students from 1980 to 1984.

          Number of Completed Entries Per Letter

  3| *   *
  2| *   * *     *         *
  1| * * * * * * * * *     *
   +----------------------------------------------------
     A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
      x axis: entry letters          y axis: # entries


The Ultra Lexicon

KeyValue
Date StartedFebruary 1, 2005
Date FinishedFebruary 25, 2005
Listing Last UpdatedJuly 29, 2005
Total Entries / Players63 / 8

The idea is to run a story-driven superhero campaign on an epic scale: it will not be restricted to any one city, country, planet, universe, alternate dimension, or temporal continuum. Power Levels are likewise encouraged to be awe-inspiring. Take the roles of globe-trotting journalists or academics and document the lives and times of the world's greatest superheroes and supervillains in the year 2005.

          Number of Completed Entries Per Letter

  6|                                     *
  5|                                     *
  4| *     *             *     *         * *
  3| *   * *     *   *   * * * *   *     * * *   *
  2| * * * * * * *   *   * * * *   *     * * * * *   *
  1| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *     * * * * *   *
   +----------------------------------------------------
     A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
      x axis: entry letters          y axis: # entries


Other (Derelict, Non-English, etc.) Lexicons

Either no language translation, deviated enough to be their own creations, or woefully unplayed.
Most are derelicts; due to loneliness, the sites below may disappear randomly. Mourn them.

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