I'm interested in playing this but I don't really have access to a tumbling block tower (and wouldn't have any use for one after playing); do you have any recommendations for alternative methods?
A downloadable game
One blogger, in a desperate attempt to keep and record all of their writings, is exporting all of their posts. This wouldn't be a problem for most people, except they wrote nearly 10 posts a day for a good 10 years and they have lost their password.
Better Get Started
Un-Navigatable solo tabletop role playing game about saving your Xenga blog as it prepares to shut down in 2013. This game is part writing the blog posts themselves and writing about the trials of preservation.
You will use a tumbling block tower to represent how long until Xenga shuts down, but beware the 4 Kings! Should you draw all 4 you will succumb to embarrassment and won't be able to finish.
This is a game about going back and looking at old blog entries and being deeply, deeply embarrassed at your past self either through your past actions or how you used to write your posts.
This game is also a celebration of the freedom experienced in youth when you were unashamed to write and share your deepest feelings on the internet. Your interests at the time might be embarrassing now, but they do not make you a bad person then or now. This is a game about laughing at the folly of youth, not hating yourself for past interests or interactions.
- Playing Cards
- 1 six-sided die
- Tumbling Block Tower
- Writing Implements
Session Time: ~2 Hours
- Plain PDF
- txt File
- Full illustration PDF
There is auto-play on the second page of the website
This game was made for
the Dead Internet Jam
Xanga is trademarked by Xanga.com, Inc. This game is not affiliated with or supported by Xanga or Xanga.com, Inc.
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- Un-Nav UpdateJul 17, 2023
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I look forward to playing this, I noticed you named it un-navigatable. Was there a reason you named it that instead of ‘unnavigable’?
This was really cathartic. I didn't have a blog during my prime cringe teen years, but I think feeling embarrassed by your younger self is universal. It was nice to see the layers, the younger self wrapped up in the moment, and the older self who feels compassion for their younger self and wants to save a record of who they used to be.
I played on stream today! here's the video
I NEED TO PLAY THIS OMG
Omg this looks so cool
love the 2000s' aesthetic
hell yeah let's dance flashy tecktonik!
OMG okay I'm definitely intrigued