Anyone heard of a game wherein the protagonists found a community? As in, they do the groundbreaking, start putting up buildings, etc?
I am in the throes of making a Dwarf Fortress story game, so my source material involves a great deal of this kind of thing. It's possible that the Fortress and all the embedded conflicts it's going to have could be decided upon in a lightly structured, pre-play manner, akin to another form of character creation, and that makes me want to check out Dogs in the Vineyard for its town creation rules. I have a copy of Storming too, but I'm trying to make more of a collaborative story-game, rather than something focused on kicking butt and beating challenges.