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Shared Worlds Forum is where you'll find all these games, whether alternate history ones, or even non-AH-themed ones.
To find a particular game (or several of its threads) based on its genre, please click the tags (labels) seen to the left of every thread title in the Shared Worlds forum. The labels are in different colours and with different names, to make identifying a game by genre easy and quick. Clicking on a label of a particular genre will list all the threads using that label, starting with the most recent threads.
When you're posting anew thread on the Shared Worlds forum, these “genre tags” can be added easily by clicking the section in the left part of the new thread's title box (the section says “No prefix” by default), then selecting the appropriate label from a roll-down menu. Once you finish the rest of the preparations for the thread and post it, this “prefix” of the title will appear as the clickable tag/label for the thread. Easy, ey ?
As for what styles or genres of games tend to be popular in the Shared Worlds forum, here are some of the most common types:
Moderated Games - Games that require moderator approval.
Nation Games - Games where each participant takes control of a historical or fictional nation.
Map Games - Games where people play by modifying the same map, usualy one turn at a time.
Election Games - Games that deal with alternate history political election simulations.
Roleplaying Games - Roleplays and roleplaying games, whether in alternate history, historical, fantasy, science fiction, or any other settings.
Other Shared Worlds Games - Various other games that can't be easily classified into the broader categories listed above.
A bit. Though most games have been moved to SW over the years, not all of them are in the Shared World Forum.
For instance, DBWI: Well, it looks like the second american civil war is in full swing from the Future History forum was a thread game of a different stripe (primarily of a roleplaying nature). Several other of these unconventional thread games exist, such as August Akuma's World Domination Thread, or the ASB Map games, like End of Dystopia Map Game, American Administration, etc.
The Shared Worlds Technological Encyclopedia page is a project to aid Shared Worlds members. It is currently on hold.
The Shared Worlds Resources and utilities is a newer page where you can look for things like random generators, calculators, dice rollers, and other resources for map-gaming/nation-gaming and roleplaying, etc.
This forum is for shared worlds: roleplaying scenarios where different people contribute to the development of the same alternate world over time. Use the sandbox for short threads focused on board members.
Only registered members can read this forum.