The game is still on! I had to abandon all of you to the call of real life (and not so real-life in a couple of instances) but I've returned and ready to kick the ball around some more.
I figured I would post here on all the cool and awesome topics I have seen posted both here and on the main game board. First, I am not beyond having an assistant in case this whole Real Life thing ever happens again. (Yea, whats up with that, anyway?) I'll be making some inquiries but don't get upset if you're not picked, cause, you know, this isn't 4 square on the playground.
I am VERY curious about the idea of making this a Wikipedia. Especially in regards to the Timeline issue. For those of you that have not been, check out this link --> Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. The thing is, I have no idea how to do it. How do you create a page to get started? Not only that, matrixgamer, what about doing a Wikipedia on Matrix Games in general? Ideas...ideas...
Also, some overview on where we are going and what I would like to see but, understandably, may not get... *grin*
World War II
One more round and then all the action, glory, and BIG CHANGES that happened during this decade+ period of time. I know that history itself is our biggest guidepost in all of this but I would like to see arguements that really shake things up. Do not be afraid to be bold with your arguments and CREATIVE. We have, now, a large foundation on which to build upon. Create your own characters, your own military engagements, this period shook the world in real life and so it should in our made-up world as well. I won't be happy until each and every one of you reads a WWII arguement and says, "Holy $#^&! That's huge!"
Post World War II
If the WWII rounds go as stated above, the modern world will be vastly different. The historic rounds will begin to take a back seat as future rounds will be focused on moving things forward into the modern day.
As we get closer to the 21st Century, we will be wrapping up and yes, I plan on running some Cinematrix/Matrix games with created characters. At this point, barring no extended leaves of absence by myself or an assistant, I'm thinking we will be wrapped up by late Spring or early Summer. (Like May or June?)
I'm working on the timeline for Turn 7 this morning which really made me explore the Wikipedia route. Its a large cumbersome document. I'm thinking that, until Wikipedia is explored, I will be breaking the timeline down by the following catagories. Pre-20th century, 1900 - 1920, 1920-1935, 1935-1950, 50's-60's, 70's-80's, 80's - 1999, 21st Century. These will be seperate entries that can be marked as memories and then easily rechecked.
Ok, enough for now. Thoughts on all of this???