Back in January we announced the start of a recursion design competition hosted at The Recursion Codex, a site for user-created recursions for use with The Strange. Response to the competition was tremendous—we had many dozens of submissions, most of them incredibly creative and interesting. The roster of awesome recursions available to players of The Strange has grown enormously. Thanks so much to everyone who took part!
But enough preamble: You’re really here to find out which recursions won. Here they are:
- Second runner up: Saturday, August 8, 1998, by Andrew Marlowe
- First runner up: Liberty and Death, by Filbanto Baumannn
- And the winner! The Lost Lands, by Darren White
The Lost Lands will be adapted by Bruce Cordell into the forthcoming Worlds Numberless and Strange, to be released this summer. (Bruce will probably jump into it in the next few days–the book is headed into the editing process, but we kept a little space free for this winner!) Darren will receive a copy of the book autographed by the entire MCG staff, along with a $25 gift certificate to the MCG store. Filbanto and Andrew will also receive $25 gift certificates.
Congratulations to the winners, and to all the authors of the many great recursions that have been posted to The Recursion Codex.
And congratulations to you, fans of The Strange: There are now over five dozen really cool recursions on The Recursion Codex, free and available for use in your campaign right now! If you love awesome, inspiring ideas–or just need a cool recursion for your next adventure in The Strange–be sure to check out the winners and all the other recursions on The Recursion Codex!