INES I: Anno Domini: The Age of Empires I was thinking about what kind of NES to start, when I realized something. What makes fresh start NESes tend to bite the dust is their slow beginnings. When das came up with ITNES I, and used his system to avoid a slow beginning, it became what is probably the most successful NES of all time. (At least in terms of people who still want a continuation.) And so, I came up with a new idea. A fresh start/althistory. On an Earth map, I created a different set of new nations then there were in OTL, set them up in the traditional style of a NES, and then fast-forwarded them to the year 1 AD, the year at which the NES will begin. My Moding Style Spoiler : This NES is designed, first and foremost, to be fun. What does this mean? This means that I will not let this NES die easily. This also means that updates will be regular, and thus, there will be deadlines. The deadlines will be somewhat loose, and placed somewhat earlier than I really need the orders, to give players a little added time. So, if you get your orders in five minutes after the deadline, or even ten, that wont matter. However, I update offline, and so, when I start updating, there will be no way for extremely late order senders to get their orders to me. I will always include any orders I actually get before I start updating, and will post to announce that I am beginning an update. However, if a player misses that second deadline, I have no way of including their orders. No PC nation will be explicitly penalized for having their player miss orders, and that PC nation will still use its eco points, and continue any wars it was already in. However, it wont do anything exciting, without a player to guide it. So I highly recommend sending in orders early. On a different topic, I encourage newbies to join. (Yes, this means you!) The rules for this NES are simple, and a player doesnt have to write pages and pages of orders and stories to succeed. (Though doing so might help. ) Just post to say youre interested, and Ill help you learn how to participate. One last thing-my thoughts on spam. The NESing forum has traditionally been light on moderator patrols, and I honestly dont really care if people feel the need to use a few posts here or there to talk about something OT. However, recently, this forum has begun to be frequented by moderators more often than before, and I dont want people to get needlessly banned. So, keep the spam down. Thanks for reading. Now, move on to the rest of this thread, and start posting!