As part of putting Elemental through it's paces, learning and demonstrating it's mechanics, I'm organizing an Elemental Succession Game. The first that I know of, at least on this forum.
For those of you unfamiliar with the idea of a succession game (SG), it's a way of playing 4x games cooperatively. Basically, a group of players (usually about 4-6) take turns playing the same game for a set number of ingame turns each. At the end of a player's SG turnset, he posts a report of what happens (screenshots of particularly important events are nice, but not strictly necessary) and posts the saved game for the next player in line. The entire group is free to discuss overall strategy between turns, which makes succession games fantastic learning tools for both the immediate players and anyone reading the thread.
I've put the full thread in the multiplayer section where it technically belongs (link!), but I doubt that the multiplayer forum gets much traffic when the real-time multiplayer hasn't even been enabled yet. Hence the heads-up thread you're reading right now. If you're interested, by all means head on over and sign up!