First and foremost, I wish to apologize for my extended lethargy lately. I'm struggling with some health issues and I haven't had the mental energy to devote to the forum as much as I feel the position of GM demands.
I feel like that's improving now, but as I review the goings-on of the past week or so--I've missed a lot.
I also have to look back at my own job performance and recognize a lot of room for improvement. I'd like to publically apologize to the President and his cabinet for my lack of engagement following the brutal transition of getting an active and committed cabinet on board.
We're at a natural transition point with regard to many elements of the forum. I regret the extent to which I contributed to them in a way that generated hard feelings. That was never, never intended. When it comes to the art of herding cats, I've made my own lack of talant fairly obvious...and incurring a spell of bad health really undermined the momentum of progress.
I'm still very honored to be this forum's GM. I'd like to honor this forum by feeling out the waters and see if there's a consensus regarding whether someone more qualified, reliable, and palatable wishes to take on the GM post right now.
I'd still enjoy the job, and have the best intentions of moving the game of fantasy government forward. A lot of people in this forum have worked hard and patiently to make that happen, and I'm not going to "light out" and have all their sacrifices be made for naught. But I'd like to invite active forum members who have an interest in shaping the future of fantasy government and the nation of Atlasia to say so. If there's a healthy consensus behind making a specific change, I'd like to facilitate a transition that's good for the forum.
Niles Caulder [the pompous fat-cat powermonger] will still be around, and enjoying every minute of it.
I love you guys! Many more smiles to come!