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New Plaza, Old Games: Speedbuild, and…


I have been given the long-awaited opportunity to resurrect the Speedbuild event and PrimWords game after a hiatus of several months. We had a trial run of the Speedbuild at the Sandbox Plazas (both of them) and it was very difficult considering all the activity there.
So Nebadon decided to make a fresh new Plaza specifically for games and events, and named it… what else? …[drum roll and trumpets]… but Recreation Plaza!

Speedbuild is a leisurely, timed building competition originated by Alyvaral Aeghin in late 2008 or early ’09, not sure exactly when, and carried on through the end of 2009 by Adelle Fitzgerald. One hour to build to a theme which is secret until the start of the game clock. More detailed rules and guidelines here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3124

PrimWords is a fun team game, like Pictionary, but you build with prims instead of draw pictures. The game’s scoreboard, rules and scripts were developed by Warin Cascabel, one of OSGrid’s early pioneers and our resident script guru who has sadly been rather scarce lately due to RL obligations.

There is a group for each of the games, please join if you are interested in participating so you will get timely notices of event occurances. Do a group search for OSGrid Speedbuild and PrimWords.

Our first official Speedbuild event on the new Plaza occurred on Sunday, Feb. 27 and you can see pictures at

The next Speedbuild is scheduled for Saturday, March 5 at 12 pm PST (Linden time), or 8 pm GMT / 20:00 UTC / 3 pm US Eastern time. It is best to be a few minutes early to give the region time to recover from multiple logins and teleports.

The first official PrimWords game will be held on Wednesday, March 2 at the same exact time: 12 pm PST (Linden time), or 8 pm GMT / 20:00 UTC / 3 pm US Eastern time.

I will try to stick with the same schedule for as long as I am organizing the games, and hope to be doing this for many months so it becomes a regular thing in people’s minds. Let’s have some group fun people!

Key Gruin