Happy birthday Oberon! If you live in the US, this will be your first boozeversary.
As for you Bal, we're still preparing the session so yeah, you can join. I'll shoot you a PM in a bit with a rules overview, but several things to keep in mind - running this game can be fun, but it is can also be exhausting. It requires a good head for math, commitment (to the tune of possibly over an hour of your day when the game progresses a bit), and basic understanding of Hexographer (or similar) and Paint (or similar).
UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.