Ragnar Lodbrok, ruler of the mighty war-like Scandinavian peoples, sometimes known as Vikings, was reading the latest newspaper. One particular article had him vexed. The headline asked “Are the barbarian Vikings capable of living as a peaceful nation?” Ragnar took great exception to the mocking treatment of his noble people. He roared to his closest advisors that he would show them all, someday he would rule the whole world! Not by the blade of his armies’ mighty axes, nor by the dint of his brilliant scientists, but by the quality of his leadership and the economic might of his people. Through the power of diplomacy, the Scandinavian peoples shall be friends to all. Someday, he, Ragnar Lodbrok, would be elected as Secretary-General of the United Nations! This is an Emperor-level, zero-science game, with Diplomatic Victory as the only way we want to win. To be fair, all standard VC's will be enabled. If someone launches a spaceship, we will have already had many years to win, so we will have failed anyway. The world parameters are Standard size, continents, 60% water, warm temperature, wet climate, 4 Billion years old, Roaming barbs, normal aggression. Opponents are random. My SG's are a democracy, all members have equal weight when making decisions. My aim is for a friendly, non-critical environment. However, debate is welcome, as it can be a valuable learning tool. I think a relaxed 48 hours to get the save, 96 hours to play will work best. I am sure everyone can give enough notice of skips/swaps that things will move along well, as it has in the past. Our roster is set. This is our team for the fourth go-round: 1: TheOverseer714 2: Anaxagoras 3: WanderingNoob 4: ThinkTank 5: TadEmpire 6: Sercer 7: Pol1 If anyone else is interested, please post here. The roster number could even grow, with the length this one may go, there will be changes, as RL occasionally rears its ugly head. With the roster set, we voted for a start out of 8 choices.