This megagame was about interstellar politics set several hundred years
in the future.
It examined in detail about a year of political, economic and military
activity as a variety of political groupings attempted to deal with each
other during a period of - if not peace - at least the absence of war.
The background to this game is the same as that used for a long-term
and ongoing political/strategic play by email campaign called (admittedly
unimaginatively) "The Universe". A great deal
of detailed background is available from the game's website: www.theuniverse.org.uk
This megagame was unusual in that it was not a 'one off' game.
The starting conditions were set by the then current position in the main
Universe Campaign - all the actions by players in the megagame counted
- because it formed part of the main game's continuity.
Once the megagame finished, the permanent players in the ongoing campaign
have had to live with the outcomes generated during the megagame.