This is the sea. Vast. Powerful. Boring. The great Thunderfall looked apon this mighty blankness and was displeased. He gathered together the people of the Forum Games section. He had considered the NESers, but His idea was not so complex to fit in thier forum. He pointed to the blank seas, and He ordered them changed into a group of islands, inhabited by soverign states. These states would be run by a government of the Gamer's choosing, any ideology (short of Nazism) was accepted. They could call apon the inhabitants of any universe to help him as soldiers or advisors, if they desired to. The great Thunderfall had few rules, but they were rules in which the Gamers would have to follow, or be exempt from His great project. And so it began. [/Leonard Nemoy] Hi, I am your friend...um...(checks underwear)...TB! This project originally stemmed several years ago for me, when I set up a small, near ruleless game on another forum about what a nation would be like if cartoon characters ruled it. It failed, dismally. Many years later, and I became a contributer to Draw Your Own Story X. I noticed many players had thier own faction - Thorvald's Eastern Union, CivGeneral's Courascant, Choxorn's zombies, my own Western Alliance (cough British Empire cough). DYOS, of course, is more about the characters, and sometimes 1% of the time about the plot, so these factions are more fun plot devices then explained nations. I also noted that many popular culture characters, mostly from video games (though I added the Fairly OddParents and later Spongebob), appeared in main and disposable redshirt minor roles. Thus, I dusted off this old idea. It's very simple, almost...um...Draw Your Own Nation, to be honest. If you want a complex nation, go ahead, but really I want something anyone could have fun with. The Rules are below. RULES You may have one island, one nation, one people, that's it. If you want, you can add NPC nations to the map as something to fight an element ot your nation's story, but these at at the unprotected mercy, or lack thereof, of everyone else. War and military action are encouraged allowed. There are no limits to diplomacy or military action by official rules, it is merely for fun. However, no nation may occupy or force harsh peace conditions on a PC nation (I don't care what you do to NPCs). There is no set number of military or civilian law enforcement units. Whether or not you are realistic and do not have an infinite number of Mammoth tanks (please, don't) is entirely up to you. Actually, put it this way - whether or not your opponent has fun is up to you. Domestic affairs in your country are entirely in the hands of your government. If you don't tell us what they are (even in one sentanced 'i dun did this lol' replies will do) we will assume your nation is a third-world anarchic heckhole. Diplomacy is encouraged. Allies are fun and good! Keep real life politics out of here. Unless, of course, you want to poke fun at something. No WMDs. No, not even kinetic strikes, they count. Have fun or you will be killed. The rest...well, we'll make it up as we go. I'll start us off with New Britain. I'll wait for a few more before we start the epic adventure of being a politition. You may start as soon as you join. Current Map: 18/07/09.