Before this descends into the atypical 'it'll never happen' glass half empty crap, a couple of things. I have been programming for 7 years, I am very profficient in C++, python, java and lua, having used or atleast tried a dozen or so other languages over the years. This is hardly my first project and I'm not 'dreaming' about what we can achieve, I'm very much aware of what the (likely) limitations will be. I'm also not promising anything, I love arcanum and would like to see another game in the same setting. Even though I'm currently unemployed with nothing better to do, I can't actually guarentee it'll get anywhere although I'll give it a go. Anyways, being in the situation I am, I've been toying with the idea of an isometric engine over the last couple of days - I've got pretty much all of the design work done and I'm 90% sure the tiling/dynamic lighting/map loading algorithms will be fine if I can remember them. Most of the OpenGL groundwork has been coded already. I didn't actually have any plans as to what I should do with it, although I do like the idea of an arcanum prequel and I figure why the fuck not. Going to need some help though, I can't draw for shit and it's unlikely I'll have the time to write for the entire game as well as code. At this point I'm more interested in hearing ideas, I do like the idea of mages working inside and against vendigroth, although the ending seems a little predetermined (nothing saying it has to be the same though) and I'm not sure how much scope there would be outside of vendigroth. A prequel at some point would be easier to manage as there's significantly less chance of conflicting points in the plot carried over from the original. I guess the alternative is to set it into the very distant future and centre it around some sort of neomagick revivalist group - Could be interesting, mage-terrorists trying to overthrow the now highly dominant steam tech soceity whilst in a greatly weakened state. Panarii could still be the dominant religion, just with very sparse references to the occurances around the time of the living one. Treat it like the bible or something. Basically I'd just like to hear what everyone else has to say first (story or otherwise), I do have a few more thoughts of my own - but if this goes anywhere I would very much like for it to be a community-oriented project. I'll happily make a website/forum at a later date if needed. Couple of technical things: It will be 2D isometric ala the original, it's significantly easier to manage for a small team, still looks quasi-decent and (I feel) fits the setting better. Anyway, back to coding.