Just got back from a week and a half in Perú. Fantástico. Now once more I can slip back into the eighteenth century when the fancy strikes.
Thank you for the welcomes and the comments. And yes, when this gets to a playable point, I do hope other imagi-nationeers will be interested in participating, either through envoys and ambassadors from their own imagi-nations, or by playtesting the system as Estrian Grand Dukes, or by proxy gaming any tabletop scenarios that might emerge.
Incidentally, one of the movies on offer during the flight down was "Io, Don Giovanni."
Mixed reviews, but I found it quite an enjoyable way to kill a couple of hours. The lives of libertines in a world where religion and a preoccupation with "good reputation" still have real force and power. The Estrian nobility in a decadent nutshell. That's the stuff to give the troops!