I seriously wonder if some Hollywood type is going to option the concept from the guy playing the game. Not the story of playing a game for 10 years, but the "world" his game has become. The current game state is stalemate and despair, and it's incredibly evocative. Some of my favorite quotes (from the OP and the thread):
OP: "the Vikings will surprise attack me or the Americans the very next turn, often with nuclear weapons."
OP: "I was forced to do away with democracy roughly a thousand years ago because it was endangering my empire."
comment: "Today I saw
comment: "Maybe before this thread 1984 was a failure of a novel about parachute pants and the Thriller video."
comment: "Whenever 'nuke the piss out of it' fails as a strategy, I don't have a plan B."