It started with AskMe: A Gamer's Alphabet
November 17, 2009 9:01 AM   Subscribe

It started with AskMe: A Gamer's Alphabet
In July, I asked people to help me collect gamer's terms for a book project. At long last, A Gamer's Alphabet is ready.

There were many helpful suggestions, and Metafilter user majick, via email, helped me to rank and rate the terms. I needed to make sure the terms were general enough to appeal to a broad spectrum of gamers. His help was invaluable; I'm not a gamer and couldn't make judgement calls easily.

I made an open call for illustrators and randomly assigned alphabet letters with a list of "approved" terms to use. Some letters had more options, some were tougher to illustrate, so random made it more fair. 18 people collaborated on the little book.

A Gamer's Alphabet is now available through Blurb.

The project is a fundraiser for Marissa, a tiny little girl who is profoundly disabled as a result of a condition called "Infantile Spasm", a form of childhood epilepsy. Marissa's dad chronicles life with Marissa and his efforts to raise awareness about Infantile Spasm in his weblog.

Any profits from sales go to a fund for Marissa's future needs. She's going to need it.
posted by reflecked (1 comment total)

This little book has been "picked up" by Joystiq and Kotaku!

Joystiq: A Gamer's Alphabet

Kotaku: A Gamer's Alphabet
posted by reflecked at 11:21 AM on December 8, 2009

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