Sounds good to me, SD3. Let's get the game setup now, so that when 01/01/05 rolls along, we're ready to start. For my historians part, I'd like each player to PM me with their pre-game thoughts about where they'd like to take the civiliztion (your main goals). Are you militaristic? Are you going to depend on trade? Do you just want to be a farming community? Let me know a little about the personality of the Leader of your country so I can work that into the storyline.