Every now and then I get emails relating to Ixion’s Wheel, a PBM RPG that we used to run some years ago.
They’re usually to do with genealogy — some naive Web user has stumbled across one of the game pages and believes that they might be a decendant of one of the characters mentioned therein.
Today’s is a slight twist on that: AFAICS, he realizes they are not real people, but still wants to know about the conceptual / intellectual link between the game’s imaginary world and his own studies.
Dear Authors, I found your site whilst researching my ancestors named 'Harcourt' from Stanton Harcourt. I am a descendant of the Harcourt family through the matriarch line and recognise Ixion's Wheel as a feasible account of an ideal, but presented in a generalised setting. I've been writing a book outlining current societies painful struggles against the abstract religions, my book supports a practical setting and ventures innately into the how's, why's, what and wherefores. I would love to know more about the origins of 'Ixions Wheel' and more about the people who support the struggle. I look forward to hearing from you. Current name XXXX XXXXX Ancestral Name XXXXXXX Harcourt XXXX
Not really sure how to answer… any ideas?
This does at least make something of a change from the usual “can I have some more characters for X murder mystery game”, though.