Several people commented on my post in Alex_P's thread saying that I don't actually read storygames. And, well... fair.
It's been a while, anyway. And apparently CYS is thriving -- I didn't realize the forum chitchat had just moved to Discord, which was my metric for assuming things had slowed down. Good to know!
So, people are still here, and still making storygames, despite CYS's quirks. And maybe it's time for me to do more than lurk and occasionally do some art... or gripe about someone's choice of language. So I'm going to play some storygames in January. Specifically the top three from the past five contests, and whatever else people recommend as the best of the past few years... with the exception of anything that is REALLY obviously not going to be my cup of tea. (i.e., Tales from the Basement 2)
To-play list to follow. Thanks in advance to anyone who makes recommendations!