Erik Schmidt
Erik Schmidt



Miro is made for business but great for Degenesis.

I have a confession to make. While there are several Metaplot Maestros on the Degenesis Discord, I am not one of them. I have at best an Associate Degree in Degenesis Metaplot, while the true Chroniclers of the server hold Doctorates. That’s all well and good, but eventually I will climb the latter and join their ranks.

My problem in the past is that my attempts to unlock the secrets of the metaplot have been disjointed. Notes scribbled here, notes scribbled there. But a while ago I put all of my discoveries into a Miro board. Now when I make time to dig further into the abyss, whatever I find can easily be added to that board.

When I’m not obsessing about Degenesis, I do a lot of work with tools for outlining ideas and presenting their relationships visually. So over the years I’ve used all sorts of software, but hands down Miro is my new favorite for visual diagrams. It’s a very flexible web app that provides all sorts of templates but also lets you create free-form diagrams. You can get a free one-board account, which provides more than enough room to create and maintain your own metaplot diagram. You can also add collaborators, which in the metaplot use case could be quite handy.

No, before you ask, I’m not going to share my board. It’s still embarrassingly sparse. But here’s a little segment with a couple of the juicier details blurred (because it’s not the Degenesis metaplot if you can just look it all up online).

Miro lets you drill down into the details, too.