and an addition to the despot idea: PERFECT! lets emulate the dg government! 1) despotism * the despot has all powers. he can give, he can take * he stays in power until thrown out by force, gives it away or until the DG goes into another government type * the despot defines the first noble family line. * he owns all land tiles. but he can give ownership away * cities are not owned by anyone except the capitol. they can be occupied by troops though. * he has to pay for troops to protect his land * he has to tax his people to gain income * he has an additional income proportional to the nations income in the DG but * anybody can buy troops and can fight for land against the despot. conflict rules apply. if a despot is completely defeated he is "thrown out of the office" and a new despot is put into place 2) revolution if the mayority of the rpg-population of a city decides to start a revolution against the government, a randomizer influenced by the number of the governmental rpg-units placed in the city is deciding whether it is successful or not. if unsuccessful: the initiator(s) of the revolution (the citizens posting the request for the revolution decission) are "arrested" and the government can decide how to punish them (even with death sentencing!). if successful: all units in the city now belong to the revolutionary forces. all tiles in the city radius belong to the revolution. the revolutional leaders can then decide to buy additional troops. if in multiple cities a revolution in succussful, the "revolutional cells" can decide to join into one revolution. from then on conflict rules apply between the revolutional partie(s) and the governmental troops. if the governmental troops are defeated completely, the government is considered overthrown. this may lead to different consequences: despotism, communism and monarchy: new government is chosen for the rpg republic and democraty: a military government is implemented for the rpg until the next official elections of the dg. the the official government takes over again. one addition may anyways be needed for those changes and for many others: we may need an official representative to the rpg of the official dg government in government forms democraty and republic... maybe we could try to enforce this into the DG-rules.