Cyc and I have come up with an interesting idea for DG4: a sort of Creative History Department, which would chronicle the happenings of our nation and her people. The Department would consist of two threads: the story thread and the office thread. The Story Thread would contain the actual history as told by her citizens. It would be written in a manner similar to the Civ3 Never Ending Stories, with a few rules to help preserve the integrity of the tale (see below). The Office Thread would contain the rules for the Story and would also be used by individuals to "check out" the story for a short time so they could write a chapter without concern that someone would insert a chapter before they could post all of their hard work. It would also contain a list and bio of the key NPCs used throughout the tale to assist others in writing new chapters. At this point, Cyc and I have agreed to head up this department if there is sufficient intnerest to warrant its creation. As department heads, we are also accepting applications for staff positions within the department. Just so you know, staffers would be responsible for helping the department heads with the overall maintenance of the story (adding/updating NPC bio information, flagging chapters that violate the story rules for deletion, etc.) Story Rules (subject to change) Story content must be consistent with the state of the actual game (ie. no airplanes before the discovery of flight, etc.) Flashbacks and historical interludes are permitted. No consecutive postings by the same individual. Comments appreciated. Applicants/Volunteers welcome.