A Morning at Murdock's --
First let me thank all of you who wished me better health. I'm feeling a lot better than I was, but as Murdock can testify, I've still got a wicked persistent cough.
I finally had a bit of free time and there was supposed to be some "Hordes of the Things" being played at Murdock's this morning, so I drove up there. It was exactly 30 minutes from my door to his . . . a big change from the two and an half hours I had to budget when I had to take the ferry.
As it turned out, due to Mother's Day and a few other developments, no one else was able to make it. So the two of us mainly worked on other projects and talked about various gaming subjects.
Much of our discussions (naturally) revolved around the "Wars for Arcadian Glory". I was able to explain some of the newer facets of the rules I'm writing. We also got into a discussion on our "grand overview" concept of our battles merely being a small side-show for the great wars between the Emperor and the Elector.
Now our plan has been (and continues to be) one that will allow new players to join either side with very small forces. Anyway, while discussing this, Murdock had a brainstorm.
We certainly have not worked out all of the details . . . well, let's be honest here . . . we haven't worked out any details. But his idea was that there are numerous 18th century bloggers out there . . . many of whom have no opponents . . . his thought (which I like) was to see if we could find some way to incorporate a number of you into this overall "Emperor vs Elector" conflict.
He had a number of ideas . . . some of which he might blog about . . . but my basic question is "who might be interested in participating in such a campaign?"
Obviously battles would have to be fought where they could; and we (or others) would have to "proxy" your various forces.
I should point out that neither Murdock nor I have any intention of being either the Emperor or Elector . . . indeed, we sort of envision someone out their in "internetland" taking those roles . . . or perhaps a committee of advisors for each "grand monarch".
It is possible to have a blog with multiple posters (not just comments) . . . and that is what Murdock envisioned. A space where insults could be traded and events related. This would not replace any of our individual blogs, but would be a "communal blog" that supplements our various blogs.
Oh yes, the way we see it, any of our small countries would be completely free to switch sides at any time.
Is anyone interested?
-- Jeff of Saxe-Bearstein