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Old 10-25-2014, 11:10 PM   #1
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Default Random Wikipedia article for game element

The other day I saw someone's blog or something and what the guy was doing was using a random Wikipedia article as an element in his roleplaying game. Now I can't find that page or who was doing it. Does anyone know who that was?
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:09 AM   #2
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This?

The linked page in that article doesn't seem to be up.
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:41 PM   #3
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Hmm... That's interesting, but it was maybe some guy's blog on a gaming site. So for instance, I take 3 random articles from Wikipedia:

Number one hits of 2011 (Switzerland)

Virginia's 17th Congressional District

Tullio Regge

So, maybe some theory advanced by theoretical physicist Tullio Regge leads to a time machine used to transport the Black-Eyed Peas to the year 1843. So, something bizarre like that. Anyway, I can't find the guy's page.
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Old 10-28-2014, 11:07 AM   #4
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Jürgen Hubert set up something very like that for his Arcana Wiki site. It's more limited than a random plot element generator accessing the whole of the Wikipedia, but it can still come up with some fun stuff:

Random Adventure Seeds

(Which reminds me, I really ought to write up some more stuff for the Arcana Wiki)
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