a.k.a. NukeNes XXVI Welcome! My name is <nuke>! As of late, I have been feeling a lack of love for the wonderful history of this world from the eras of 1000 BC-1835 AD. While I was young (and mind numbingly stupid), one of my favourite neses to this day is BirdNes III. In addition, I was incredibly interested in PerfNes I, though was unable to join until the turn it died. I have made some changes, and I hope that I may run this nes for you. This thread is to be used initially as a sign up thread, and later, a discussion/ooc thread. While I know some may not like 'pre-threads' I feel it'd be best not to clutter up the actual nes thread with 10 pages of nation reservations As a player, you will be the monarch/head of your nation. What does this mean? Well, as our own Lord of Elves succinctly put it: While not quite true, you will need to keep in mind that many of you will be playing as monarchs in an era that was still reliant on the diplomacy of monarchs. Strange happenings such as The Field of Cloth of Gold for peace and this to keep your nobility in line, and later wars for the succession of thrones. Royal Marriages will be one of your biggest tools of ensuring peace and alliances; while it’s not unthinkable, you would be warring with the man who was your sister or perhaps your cousin (or even AND your cousin!) And while you’ll generally be aligned against the great powers who border you, your greatest allies will be the ones who are not just tied by marriage, but those who carry the name and crest of your house. On joining the nes: I feel that all of the nations of this nes are all both playable and exciting. In addition, I will be at a later date opening up colonial companies and banks as well, and if the demand for the game is overwhelming, I will likely open up some of the nations that were not initially listed as playable (such as Navarra or Moldavia). I would prefer England, France, Spain, Austria, Muscovy, The Ottomans, and the Ming to be played by players who have a good track record on the forum. In addition, considering the position of the nation, I would also ask that the Papacy be played by a more experienced player as well. Outside of these powers, I am willing to accept anyone who comes into this game in good faith, even those who may not have the best records; in the original BirdNes, I gave the princess of Spain to the Aztecs to marry (and if memory serves I think my King travelled to Mexico as well only to be sacrificed), and spent a massive fortune trying to conquer Florida (which I did not succeed in doing). I will accept ANYONE and EVERYONE as long as they come in good faith, are willing to learn, and are willing to accept constructive criticism. To join, please create an application with 3-5 of your choices ranked from most to least. I would advise you to keep your list varied on the powers. If your list is 1. France 2. England 3. Spain 4. Portugal 5. Ottomans, you may not get ANY of your choices. While I see 1 and 2 as fairly close (someone putting Milan as their second choice may beat someone who put it as their first choice), I generally would not have someone’s 4th choice trump someone’s first choice. There are well over 30 choices of countries, as well as other non-nation entities, that I am sure everyone will be able to play. However, keep in mind that I reserve the right to place you as I see fit, though I will do my best to accommodate your preference.