Making a bump to this thread.
I'll be honest, I don't think I could read through all four pages ^_^;; I have my posts/page set high.
One idea comes to mind is how GW often ran its own campaigns in the days of yester-year. Players have their games, and report back who the victors were. For the forum, it could run very similarly. Players say who they are fighting, what pts level, and so on. They can then Post up a Bat-rep as part of the Campaign.
This would potentially work better than my idea of using Vassal, as it doesn't require both parties knowing Vassal, only that at least one player is part of the forum.
To give the campaign more depth, we could ask our collection of writers to create a proper Narrative based on the Bat-Reps, and the whole thing can move like a large continuously unfolding story.
In terms of attracting new players, it gives them a sense that they are really part of the story, as each game they report back is included into the Growing Narrative
, until we hit a pre-determiond point, where a Victor is declared.
As a mark of appreciation, all contributing members can recieve Karma and an Award Seal of sorts, whilst the Members who played the victorious Faction gain a Second seal saying as much.
Hopefully this bump works