Last year, there were a bunch of games that all, incongruously, featured a clawfoot bathtub. What were the odds?
I’ve half been keeping an eye out as I go to see whether there’d be something similar this year, and of course the more you look for patterns the more patterns you find, but still: I’m about 40% through the games and I just found my third game that includes a peristyle (The Cursèd Pickle of Shireton, Vain Empires, and creepily enough, my own entry, The Eleusinian Miseries). A peristyle is a sort of columned courtyard or atrium, with about 1/50th the Google hits of “atrium” and 1/9th those of “colonnade” – it’s a pretty obscure word no matter how you slice it!
I am really curious what was in the water…
Anybody finding any other weird coincidences?