The Random Game is currently located at:
The Random Game was a game in the Hecklers Online section of AOL, almost five to six years ago. It boasted a "no rules" format and gave away hours to those that were (apparently randomly) deemed winners. After AOL switched to the monthly fee, the prizes changed to tokens. However, in the Random Game, a community had begun to grow and take shape. I was part of it.~A Random History~History part 1History part 2History part 3Special InsertHistory part 4History part 5 and epilogue
Unfortunately, HO sold itself out to Playboy, and the RG was eventually shoved to one side and to inevitable death. However, because so many of the bonds we had made with the people there were so strong, we struggled to reunite and recreate the Random Game with varying success.
This is something of a small homage to the Random Game, which was such a big part of my life for over four years.
Here are some things on the Random Game I gathered from the now defunct RG section on AOL.
~The Random Hall of Fame~BabylammsBiochick1CurlyAnnTDante303KrazyK247MagicclamsMr OnlinerTocadisco
The Random Game has recorded its history of winners and posts for quite some time. Hundreds of small internet communities like this rise and vanish all the time on the internet, but this one is unique in that its entire lifespan is captured here, from 1996 to... I'm not sure exactly, possibly 1999 or 2000. I've managed to collect every age possible here before its untimely and unexpected end.~The Bronze Ages~
~The Age of Reason~
The Laurenne14 Series
Finally, a Hot Meal.
A Philips Screwdriver
The Madness of Jimbo 9899. And Others.
A Few Words from Marcia Brady
The Shortest Sci-Fi Story Ever Written
If You're Travelling at the Speed of Light...
The Zooshere Series (Because we had to)
~The Post-Modernist Neo-Realist Phenomenon~
99 Zany Ways to Phone In a Pizza Order
The Land of Chaos and Confusion
Why Do We Have Hair? - The WLW Troub Series
Give me my damn hour or I'll kill you.
A Note from Mom
The Boredom of Elyn42
The Peaceout97 Gallery
An Idea for Kathy Lee
Some Answering Machine Goodies
It's a State of Mind
Bill's a Lawyer, You Know
The Two Types of People in the World
Whatever Happened to Eight-Tracks?
How To Be Annoying
Love Song #69
~The Lawless Period~
The Misunderstood Biochick
I Have Never Lit a Living Thing on Fire...
Stop Plate Tectonics!
Biochick1's Helpful Tip
A Phonics Junkie
Wanted - Small Ugly Men with Orange Faces
Meatloaf is an Old Fat Guy
Breathing is like Sex
More from MagicClams
The Origin of the Random Game
When The World Hands You Lemons...
Wednesday, August 7th, 1996
Some More Biochick vs. WLW Troub - Don't Bother.
"Milky Way" and "Mars" Candy Bars?
The Magic of Frecklejuice4
Frecklejuice4, King of the Random Game
Frecklejuice the Great
Evolution is a huge joke, and the punchline is humanity.
Is There Any Point in Titling This?
Farewell to Biochick
The Random Boycott and the Frecklejuice Conspiracy
Who is this Mysterious and Hilarious JaneDoe?
LtJG RJ2 You.
This Looks Like a Bad Omen...
Why is there brail numbers on the ATM Machine?
Lots of ArrowsDeja Entries
The Death Star is SLIGHTLY Delayed...
The Forefront of Controversy. Again.
Basically a Message Board
A Free Hour to BlueWaffle for the Entry!
Randomely Chosen Entries
The Madness of the ReiPer
The Repaired Pinball Page
The Mystery of the "Pinball" Page
Life is like a Pinball Game 2
The Problem with Moon Basketball
Ants that live near Nuclear Power Plants
~The Age of Law and Order~
A New Deputy's in Town!A Test of the Emergency Dumbass SystemDrawing & Quartering and other acts of love...And now, the true identity of Satan...Allergic to the ones you love...Flesh-eating Monsters?Help for the Horizontally ChallengedAll The Ma's and Bill's You'd Want...Squeezing in Three Lil' EntriesAttack of the Killer PotatoesAlvin, Theo, and Simon - Fascist Bastards!I Spit at Thee & General CelebrationChicken Crossing the Road Theorems (Pt. 1)Chicken Crossing the Road Theorems (Pt. 2)The Mauve Threat of CommunismJaguarMel reclaims the Length ThroneWinners (Thus Far)BadOmen79's Back and He'd Like to Say...Leaning Severely to Avoid CrashingA Crappy Morning to You AllThe Random Bull Keeps Going & Going & Going...The Winner of the "Most Annoying" Award Is...Jeers - A Place where Nobody Knows Your NameA Contest within a Contest (See Inside)Surefire Way to a Top Forty HitBeware (Insert Your Name Here)...Winners (Thus Far)Now a Word from our New Sponsor - The IRS(!)Biochick puts on her HIPR CostumeFree Room & Bored for EveryoneDante's Inferno (i.e. Deck the Halls with Gasoline)A (very) Small but Growing Halloween TraditionYour Reader's Digest Sweepstakes Entry PlaceWinners of the Halloween ContestBastard Baby Tadpoles from Biology, Bub.Zero Electoral Votes, But Plenty of EntriesDole & Bobbit Wax Poetic on the VittleveyerRandom Cereal - Turns Milk Any Color You ChooseKiller Rabbit Heads In My BedThe End of the Law and Order AgeWinners (Thus Far)One Final Winners File
~The Deluge Strikes~Sucking the Ice Age until it MeltsYes, Ma'am, I Assure you the Pizza is DeadDrano don't work on an ice clog, do it? (Pt. 1)Drano don't work on an ice clog, do it? (Pt. 2)A Few Puddles Left After the FloodTaking Randomness One Sentence at a TimeTaking Randomness One Sentence at a Time 2Madcat 2's Observations on Life Here!A Peek Under the Random Game's KiltStephen King is Watching you READ!20 Hours & We're Still Inside Random GameRandom Radio - All 70's Music, All the TimeRandom Radio - All 70's Music, All The Time 2The Bridge of Madness - Exact Change Only, PleaseKeep Those Inspirational Thoughts to YourselfA World of Hypothetical RandomnessPopcorn is the Sexiest Food (Pt. 1)Popcorn is the Sexiest Food (Pt. 1b)Popcorn is the Sexiest Food (Pt. 2)Winners
You're Sleepy...I'm BlueWaffle (Pt. 1)You're Sleepy...I'm BlueWaffle (Pt. 2)You're Sleepy...I'm BlueWaffle (Pt. 3)Randomness Killed the Heckling StarThe Anti-Funny, Jester for the Anti-ChristBad Memories of Bold Print & TypewritersLet's Leave - The Bold Letter Guy is TalkingLet's Leave IIThe Randomest Things in the Whole World (Pt. 1)The Randomest Things in the Whole World (Pt. 2)The Randomest Things in the Whole World (Pt. 3)The Randomest Things in the Whole World (Pt. 4)I will not draw a fish...I will not draw a fish...Scotland's Burning!Free Flu Virus Sample (Double Click Here)Free Flu Virus Sample II (Double Click Here)Shilorider Goes InsaneThe Last Random Winners of 1996It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times...(Pt. 1)It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times...(Pt. 2)It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times...(Pt. 3)Random Chewings from a Cabbage Patch Doll (Pt. 1)Random Chewings from a Cabbage Patch Doll (Pt. 2)It's Been Confirmed - Random Game Still Sucks (Pt. 1)It's Been Confirmed - Random Game Still Sucks (Pt. 2)The "Text" Files - Special Token GiveawayThe First Random Winners of 1997
~The Renaiisance~One Koosh, Two NerfsMutantYoda Insults UsThe Rats and Bears Are Loose Again!Liar16 Will Eat You If You ApproachLacdatokn Disease SpreadsLackdatokn Disease StrikesThe Voices in Paulcrash's HeadThe Monkey's have Taken OverCalling All VirginsWinners (Thus Far)It's Best Not To Wonder Too MuchIt's Krazy with a capital KHappy Fun BallIt's Full of Sick People TodayBluebird of HappinessBring In the AuthoritiesWhere's Patso and that other dude?Flyin' Gerbils! Duck!Anti-net Geek SpraySomething about TwinkiesUntitled RandomnessOde to AOLWinners (Thus Far)July 4th is Chesse DayKrazyk242 Wonders if this Game is Lethal?Chaos Still ReignsLots o' One Word EntriesIt's All Just One Big Inside JokeZoobity Wonka Wonka Twee Free InsideSomething About Pipi LongstockingClassified Instant MessagesWinners (Thus Far)And It's All TrueA Whole Clan of Cynical Idealists
~Just Before All Hell Broke Loose~Game in a Game!Biochick1's DreamKhaleth Puts Off Her PaperThe Bloodguilt-Ender36 DialoguesMore Talk of PresidentsWorship the Big ChickenRefridgerators Take OverExcuse our FrenchFruits InsideAll in Chinese ShorthandIt's Toca not TacoWinners~When Hell Froze Over~
~The Last Legs~The Era of IreThe Age when Jamies RuledThe Age of CheeseComing of the CometThe Plague WinnersThe Days of ReminiscenceThe Epoch of NauseaThe Age of KrazinessEpoch of StupidityThe Age of IncentivesThe Age of More IncentivesThe WarThe War 2The Call for ReconciliationThe Big SleepThe CalmThe StormThe Age of AlienationThe Interleague Trial PeriodThe Status QuoThe PartyThe Throwback PeriodThe Heat WaveThe Prosaic AgeThe Lame Duck PeriodThe Coming of the Killer BeesThe Premenstrual SyndromeThe Age of HostilityThe Age of No DotsThe Post-Disco SyndromeThe Age of BrevityThe Generic AgeThe FallThe Never Ending Age