BASTION UNION (CS) | Several Micrans are again seeking to create an interactive geofiction that builds and explores a world from scratch much like a game of the popular Civilization series.
The Project Mundus Incognitus proposal, put forward by Choygal Kamala, would see participants start their nation on a blank map with only a small defined portion of geography immediately around each nation initially known (the remainder of the map being under a fog). Each participant’s nation would be placed on the map, at the discretion of a Master Cartographer, according to their desired parameters (such as wanting to be in a temperate zone). Participants would then explore the map to reveal geography under the fog and expand their territory through narratives and in accordance with a set of common parameters.
Several individuals who are interested in the project have proposed that the Project use one of the uninhabited planets in the Micras solar system. Speaking in support of this approach, Max Katsunori noted that this would “maintain a certain cohesiveness to [the Micras] sector,” though he expressed concern about potential bureaucratic delays from working under the guise of the Micronational Cartography Society. “… Someone has an idea, people think it’s a good one and then the whole thing gets stuck in bureaucratic hell for just long enough to dampen down some of the initial enthusiasm,” warned Katsunori.
As of press time, Kamala has committed to begin drafting the Project’s structure and parameters given that five individuals have, in an associated poll, stated that they will participate in the project. That same poll indicates that a further four individuals may become involved with the project later.