World building just for grins? Sure, count me in (if you'll have me of course)
I suppose we should start by finding a map, bit hard to build a world with no idea of what that world looks like We could always use Dan's BaW map, if you don't mind @Dan. Alternatively if you guys find or create a cool map, by all means do post it here. Don't count on me for this though, I'm as awful a cartographer as I always have been haha.
I dunno if I'd be wholly active around here for that kind of thing, might pop one or two suggestions in. Been meaning to get back into worldbuilding actually :p
And yeah, @Dan, Ireland was a study abroad. Cheapest option there was, just $2000 more than staying at my home school for the semester, figured it was worth it, and holy hell was it. Absolutely incredible, that country. Whereabouts in Germany are you gonna be going? If you get the chance to go to the north, Niedersachsen and that area, Hamburg is a really exciting city and Lüneburg (half an hour train ride south of Hamburg) has a gorgeous medieval city center. One of the few places to not get bombed in the World Wars.
On a side note, any of y'all picked up Ultimate General: Civil War on Steam? If you played Ultimate General: Gettysburg, the devs made a follow-up game that's in early access right now, it has a sandbox campaign with army management, down to choosing the weaponry of your brigades like in the old Civil War Generals games. Came out mid-November and has been updated every couple weeks - they just added the battles of Stones River and Chancellorsville a couple days ago. It's tough, too. Makes you work for those victories.
@Dan Yeah, just for vacation. Don't suppose anyone here has any experience of Bali or any other part of Indonesia?