While people decide which campaign they want to be in, we can take steps towards figuring out where the indeterminate campaign will be.
In future, when I want to give actual real life times, I will designate them as follows. It is nearly 12 noon for me, but it is nearly 7 pm Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and 2 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST).
As such, I will give this as a real life time as 7pm GMT/2pm EST. I trust that the Pacific Time people, like me, can figure out what I mean compared to the American eastern seaboard.
To determine what "Elsewhere" is, we'll take a ballot. This will take at least three ballots, I figure, so I ask that people be patient. Here are the options:
Western Europe (Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain)
Northern Europe (Scandinavia, Denmark, Russia north of Moscovy and west of the Urals)
Eastern Europe (Poland, Hungary, Kiev, Moscovy)
Africa (limited to what I've created; south Libya, Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, not including Egypt)
Ottoman Empire (Egypt, Middle East, Greece, Balkans, Mesopotamia)
Safavid Empire (Caucasus, Persia, west Afghanistan, west Pakistan)
Moghul Empire (India, Ceylon, east Afghanistan, including Burma and southern Indian states)
Northern Asia (Turkestan, Uzbek, Kirghizia, Kazakhstan, Jagatai Empire, Siberia east of the Urals)
Sorry, I'm not going to run Paraguay at this time ~ it is not connected to the trade system.
When you vote, please designate your first, second and third choices. Please do not abbreviate. Abbreviating will suggest you're not really prepared to take the time to express yourself when the game starts. Also, I like attention to detail [he said, looking at Maxwell who spelt Frederic's name with a 'k'].
Please give you choices in this format:
1) Region; 2) Region; 3) Region.
Your first choice will be rated at 3 points; your second at 2 points and your 3rd at 1 point. Points will be added and we will revote on the top three choices overall.
Best of luck. Deadline 12 noon GMT/7am EST December 1st. Votes by those in the Donbass campaign will not be counted.