@Neuronin: would love to mate, but not really got the time to sign up atm.
on to topic:
Sounds like we're making progress! I would love to start work on the thread but i feel i may be away too much of the time to do it regularly (depends what you mean by regular though my average post count would be something like every other day or possibly slower, for useful posts at least
I think we're all working off the same sheet with in mind of the cities, which is good. I think that it might be an idea to have a world hex-grid and then each hex would be made of smaller hexes (23 or 37 i think are good numbers personally) for construction purposes. but I'm just speculating really, i need to re-read the comics and make a detailed list of rules - so i'd happily volunteer for that job
it'll give me something to do when i get bored during study leave xD
It does depend on whether we're deciding to make this a forum based rule set or project it further than that and make a game-rule set and play it on the forum. It also depends on whether rob or jamie pop in and give us a shakedown about their ideas and any legal stuff, but i have some ideas for implementation that can work easily.
PS when i said splitting the forum users i had already thought about the nock on effects, but I think I can work it effectively so that there shouldn't be any emnity or confusion - but all the awkward stuf aside it would be far better and easier to have user vs. user (or groups). Generally it would just be good to have a few set sides and let people allocate themselves to a side, then moderate for balance with no user created sides (to start anyway) which is the best way i can see it happening; possibly keeping sides down to between 1-5 players.
But I'm not sure whether it'd be better to have them as characters in the armies (e.g. user x is Stanley Plaid and user y is Parson, or some made up factions) or whether to let them be players and control the whole side as a group - I'd prefer the first option because it adds an RPG element to it (any Tools read that as "like the Erfworld is not a game
soundbite") but some people may whine about it not being fair and wanting to be a side leader... hmmmm
EDIT 2: whoops that turned into a bit of a rant lol!