Welcome to a new Aurora forum game.
It will be run under game version 6.21, which incorporates all the new changes to crew morale, life-support, propulsion, fuel consumption, and so on. We will be playing with a January 1948 conventional start, no ICBM bases, real-world population, and standard difficulty settings including the Precursors and the Swarm. The Invaders will be off at game start, but will be turned on when we feel capable of putting up a decent defense against them.
On this occasion, I would like to try out the idea of forming an Advisory Council to set policy for the in-game decisions that I will be making.
Naturally, all turn-to-turn decisions must be made by the player hosting the game, otherwise it takes too long to get anything done. But an Advisory Council can still exercise a good deal of influence over the game by setting policy regarding matters such as exploration vs colonization vs consolidation, Naval build-up vs fortification vs infrastructure development, political posture in relation to any other races we encounter, fleet doctrine, tactics and ship design philosophy (missiles vs lasers vs Carriers, large ships vs small, monolithic ships vs modular designs)... that sort of thing. I could also turn over Naval Officer assignment (ie: who gets which ship) to the Navy Minister, Ground Unit assignment to the Army Minister, leave many of the research-queue decisions to the Minister of Technology, leave much of the industrial decision-making in the hands of the Minister of Industry, and so on.
While I play the first couple of years, we can debate the most suitable size and function of the Advisory Council... how many members and which positions, as well as deciding on the limits to their authority. Naturally, there will be no limit to MY authority!
Sign-ups should be made in the thread devoted to that purpose, in the General OT Forum. Very early in the game, there will be no employment for ship's captains, for the obvious and logical reason that we have no ships.
Sign-up thread: http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/...ed-by-Blue-Emu