The idea came out of the OT thread about games. Who wants to play some Diplomacy, the classic game of deals and conquest from the time right before the First World War? It's free online here: http://www.playdiplomacy.com/ We can sign up, trade user names, and get ourselves rolling. It's been a while, so I forgot how to set it up, but it's not too complicated for us. The game, that's the hard part. Everyone starts rougly equal. It's more about strategy and political gamesmanship to conquer the # of supply centers needed to win. Nobody's armies are stronger than anyone else. It's a matter of how you make things work (and often seeing that there weren't many options to put things together).