What I said is true, but at the same time I'm now feeling all "aww, but I wike dipwo " and trying to think of some way to be in without being in. So, I can at least offer myself as a backup player if someone will have to miss a season or two due to summer outings or the like - on the condition that I can actually talk to them before doing it, so that I can fill in properly. (I do not offer to send blind orders on behalf of derelicts.) I would also be happy to post some newspaper headlines along the way.
Alright, there does not appear to be a seventh player anywhere (well given the failures last time around if all six players perform adequately we will still have a greater net total of playing going on, but still). If somebody should magically pop out of the woodwork until tomorrow that is great, otherwise I will announce the country roll, turn duration etc in a bit less than a day.