The Newbies Society exists to enhance the Demogame experience for all newcomers. Newcomers: Any player who is playing their first Democracy game, or wishes to be called a newcomer. Our goals: 1. Encouraging the integration of all newcomers into the Demogame community 2. Promoting the election of suitable newcomers to various offices. 3. Encouraging the rotation of offices between newcomers 4. Clarification of the roles of deputy advisors, deputy judicial officers, etc Notes: Goal 2 does not mean we aim to have newcomers in every position, just that we aim to develop the experience of the newcomers and enable them (on a semi-rotating basis as per goal 3) to experience the responsibility of office Goal 4 recognises that the deputy positions are an ideal place for newcomers to gain experience, and supports the creation of separate elections for the deupty positions, rather than these positions being held by the runners-up. I suggest the promotion of the following election schedule: Beginning of month: Election of Advisor Midway through month: Election of Deputy Thus the terms would overlap. Each deputy would have the opportunity to experience life under 2 advisors, and each advisor would work with 2 different deputies during their tenure. This would encourage community participation, and would mean that those who stood for the advisor position would be eligible to run for deputy 2 weeks later if they wished. If the deputy advisor ran for election while still deputy, and succeeded, they could be replaced either by the runner up for the advisor election, or the runner up for the deputy election. I certainly warmly welcome all newcomers to the group (and anyone who wishes to provide experienced advice), and encourage open discussion, particularly of the group's election policy. Member List (47) Civman2004 Provolution Citizen001 Msz4 Mhcarver Globo Clasical_Hero Inkstier LeeT911 Espirito Coininch Gregski Blackheart Comnenus KCCrusader Mister_x SniperDevil Kaoruchan Bad_Cops Real_Pave Jes72 Jocko Superpelon Snipelfritz Marconos Rodamaal Gulliver Giio Der Sensenmann Zekilla Weasel Op The docta Garet TheDarkPhantom Alexsi Gunner Stoo W TnWtDuke Eniotna JackA Nobody Justinian I Sticky Uberboffin Deo Ashburnham Fundamentality Some useful things to know: Citizen Complaint a complaint made in the judicial office by a citizen against a person in authority. The complaint is reviewed by the judiciary and ruled upon. Elections are held every month. There is the president position, 6 advisors (following the advisors in Civ), a governor position for each province we define and 3 legal positions. Deputies are then appointed for most positions, as the runner-up in the election. Currently self-nominations are allowed, and citizens are allowed to nominate for as many offices as they like Screenshots of the progress of the game are available from the screenshots forum http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=94618 Turnchat: The "chat" where the turns are actually played. The DP (designated player) plays the turnchat (usually 10 turns, although this is currently being discussed) and it is discussed in the #turnchat chatroom. So find turnchat summaries, try: http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=95537&page=2 Do not play the save game any irreversible actions are subject to sanction by our Demogame judiciary. You may bring up negotiations screen, look around the map, change which tiles are being worked in cities, etc, but may not move units, conclude diplomatic deals, etc. It is also illegal to go back and play old saves even after that period has already been played by the DP. The Government section contains the offices of the various ministries - Domestic, Trade, Military, Foreign Affairs, Culture, Science Most discussion takes place in the citizen section If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask and I (or one of the more experienced players) will attempt to answer them. Wandering around a bit will help you get used to things.