louist, you do not need much of a connection for PBEM. You need to be able to send and receive a couple of emails per day. Turn files are small.
Initial turn frequency will be 24 hours. It will be increased at turn 30 to 48 hours (sooner if needed).
If someone is losing, I would prefer they fight to the end. If they are down to a fort and no provinces and want to go AI, that is fine. If someone decides this is not for them, I would like to get a sub. We could probably recruit from the Dominions forums if necessary.
I would like to have 8-10 players for this game. It seems like a good size that allows for diplomatic options without being to large and unmanageable at the end.