Revisionist History

Revisionist History is a game meant for play by post (PBP) or play by e-mail (PBEM.) This game builds on inspiration from novels that present their stories as the diaries and letters of their subjects, novels like Dracula by Bram Stoker and House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Game Type: 
Roleplaying Game
Collaborative Story
2 - Focus/Imagination

This game aims for a multi-level narrative. You play a scholar studying the lives of people in the past. In the course of the game you simultaneously create the story you are researching as well as the story of your scholar. The game is created and presented as the narrative of a group of scholars who are piecing together the story of some event from various sources, and who have their own agendas to fulfill with the story that is told.

The default idea for this game is that the scholars are people in early 21st century Earth who are researching historical events and communicating through e-mail. However, there are other options you can set on this dial.