plagmada-character-sheetReady to retire that character sheet or campaign map but don’t want to clutter the house or throw it out? Consider The Play Generated Map and Document Archive (PlaGMaDA).

PlaGMaDA’s mission is to preserve, present, and interpret play generated cultural artifacts, namely manuscripts and drawings created to communicate a shared imaginative space.

The Archive will accept home-made maps, notes, sketches, player hand-outs, character sheets, illustrations, and other materials from your roleplaying games, and preserve them for study by future academics. Don’t think that likely? Then you haven’t seen the International Journal of Role-Playing.

The aim of The International Journal of Role-Playing is to act as a hybrid knowledge network, and bring together the varied interests in role-playing and the associated knowledge networks, e.g. academic research, the games and creative industries, the arts and the strong role-playing communities.

Its editorial and review boards include representatives from University of Gotland (Sweden), Macquarie University (Australia), University of Oregon (USA), National University of Singapore, Northwestern University (USA), Nokia Research Center, and other august institutions.