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“Shared Worlds” are primarily alternate history (but also sci-fi, fantasy, historical etc.) Play-By-Post (PBP) games of AH.com. They can be anything from RPGs to strategies to simulations.
Unlike other forums on the AH.com Board, the Shared Worlds Forum has three special subforums, each representing one thematically and technically different and specific type of play-by-post game. These are :
All other Shared Worlds games that don't fit one of the above three subforums simply go into :
The Master Shared Worlds Forum - The aforementioned main SW Forum, identical to the one you enter when clicking on Shared Worlds in the AH.com board's main menu.
For convenience sake, we'll also list frequent game categories that don't have their own subforum and simply appear in the main SW forum. These include :
A bit. Though most games have been moved to SW over the years, not all of them are in the Shared World Forum.
For instance, DBWI: Well, it looks like the second american civil war is in full swing from the Future History forum was a thread game of a different stripe (primarily roleplaying in nature). Several other of these unconventional thread games exist, such as August Akuma's World Domination Thread, or the ASB Map games, like End of Dystopia Map Game, American Administration, etc.
The Shared Worlds Technological Encyclopedia page is a project to aid Shared Worlds members. It is currently on hold.