This survey is about changes in the Logistics branch of the Empire rules. Nothing arising from this will have any impact on the classic Empire rules (that is, the 1976 3rd edition still exists and it or other versions may be used, and will still be available regardless).
Of course, Empire veterans may scoff at the whole question of written rules. After all, the game didn't even *have* written rules from 1960-69, and the whole question of codification and standardization may be contrary to the originating spirit of Empire. But I for one am big on the idea of trying to make Empire accessible to more people than just those who are taught the game in person, and perhaps with some guidance we can get the original Empire spirit into the written rulebook (more on that below).
Basically, there are a couple of areas where I either did make or could make some significant, sweeping change in the “Logistics branch” compared to the classic rules, and I'm looking for some feedback on the desirability of various options.
I will make some initial decisions by MARCH 11, 2011. Feedback before then would be invaluable.