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Round 2 Spotlights:

See all entries in the Ghyll Index.
Encyclopedant Update: We're lookng for a detailed family tree of the Wallinger, Creame, Sinch, and Smallwood lines, and how they all intermesh. This would be in addition to your regularly scheduled submissions, and with no deadline or formally defined rules. It'd be listed as an official Encyclopedant reference.
... an amazing collaborative improvisational fiction that combines an intoxicating patchouli whiff of fantasy with the reckless driving tanginess of bebop... --lbr

Welcome to the world of Ghyll. The basic idea is that each player takes on the role of a scholar, from before scholarly pursuits became professionalized (or possibly after they ceased to be). You are cranky, opinionated, prejudiced, and eccentric. You are also collaborating with a number of your peers -- the other players -- on the construction of an encyclopedia about Ghyll. Despite the fact that your peers are self-important, narrow-minded dunderheads, they are honest scholars. No matter how strained their interpretations are, their facts are as accurate as historical research can make them. So if you cite an entry, you have to treat its factual content as true! (Though you can argue vociferously with the interpretation and introduce new facts that shade the interpretation.)

  • Round 2 is over! See Round 3 discussion for future Ghyll events.
  • Current events: News and further information about the state of play.
  • FAQ: Questions, answers, and discussion about the game, rules, and related concerns.
  • Round 3 discussion: A discussion of what changes to make after we reach letter Z.

How To Participate

You can "go above and beyond" your entries by also updating the Ghyll Index, Ghyll Timeline, Ghyll Who's Who, and Ghyll Where's Where based on your turn. If you don't, no worries - it'll get done eventually.

First, read everything you can! Then create an account and log in. Defining a new entry is as simple as going to its URL or clicking any red links (phantoms). For example, to create "Crab apples", go to, click "edit", and begin typing. More information (creating headers, links, bold, italic, etc.) can be found at Wikipedia:Help:Editing.

In-game discussion about terms should occur at the bottom of each entry. Out-of-game comments should appear on the entry's "discussion" page. Be warned: other scholars may take heated issue with your comments! For an example, see AuroAnthropology and Talk:AuroAnthropology.

Finally, consider writing a brief intro about your scholar (ex. Morbus Iff and Sean B. Palmer). This is NOT a "turn" - this is just you fleshing out your character, much like you'd do before a new tabletop campaign. You should not reference phantom links in your scholar description - just blurb a bio, and if entries happen to be defined later during play (by yourself or someone else), you can retroactively apply links. You may also want to consider adding your scholar to Gerth page as well.

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