OK, it seems we're finally about to get down on this.
The premise of this idea is that we'll all be working together to create a world STUFFED full of fun stuff for adventurers to explore.
With that being said, here's the rules...
Rule #1: A single turn lasts 10 days, beginning the day after the previous save has been made available.
a) A participant must publicly announce that they have downloaded the save within two days of the beginning of their turn, or their turn is delayed. The participant has the opportunity to take their turn one place later in line so long as they check in within three days of the turn being passed on. If they fail to check-in for their delayed turn, they are skipped.
b) A participant must upload the save and submit a completed turn survey (see Rule #5) within two days of the end of their turn, or they are skipped. The participant goes to the end of the line, unless they produce the save before the next participant in line announces they have begun.
c) If a participant is experiencing extenuating circumstances which render them unable to begin or complete their turn, they may be eligible to have their turn delayed, so long as the situation is addressed in advance, and not during their turn.
Rule #2: A participant must add to the world 1 fortress.
a) Becoming the Mountainhome is prohibited.
b) Killing of generals, necromancers, titans, civilization leaders, and other notable historical figures is discouraged, although less so with necromancers.
c) A participant must publicly announce when the fortress crumbles or is otherwise "complete."
d) If the participant so chooses, they may add to the world an elven forest retreat, a goblin tower, a kobold cave, or a human town instead of a dwarf fortress. All the rules apply normally to these sites.
Rule #3: Altering the raws and use of third-party utilities (Dfhack, Runesmith, etc.) is restricted.
a) Certain changes to the raws may be made prior to the commencement of the project, and are to be kept throughout the entire project. (We need to finalize these - more on this later.)
b) Altering the raws or use of third-party utilities may be allowed in certain situations, all of which are to be discussed and decided upon prior to the turn in which they are implemented.
c) Use of Dwarf Therapist is, of course, allowed.
Rule #4: Upon completion of their turn, a participant must complete and submit a short survey of their turn, consisting of:
a) Name and location of fortress (ideally via a screenshot of the embark screen).
b) Status (reclaimable/forbidden). If the fortress is "reclaimable," then any subsequent participant may attempt to reclaim the site. If the fortress is "forbidden," then subsequent participants are not allowed to interact with the site in any way.
c) Any further information is optional. Participants are strongly encouraged to submit creative elements (anecdotes, original fiction, maps, a journal, etc.) that can be made available to the community, although such information is ultimately optional. A participant may wish to cultivate an aura of mystery surrounding their fortress, in which case minimal information (or none at all) would be appropriate.
d) The name, location, and status of the fortress should be provided in the same post in which the save is uploaded (see Rule #1), but the subsequent optional information may be submitted at the participant's leisure.
1) Poindexterity Finished
3) -Loud Whispers-Finished
12) -A Spoony Bard-Finished
13) -Eric Blank-Finished
18) -Masta Crouton-Finished
30) Shmadolf shmitler
33) Magma Mater
39) Phantom of The Library
also, here's a link to the original brainstorming thread if ya feel like ya might need that for some reason
feel free to post your ideas for a more exciting thread title.