Alec's written about the Beta before, but it's worth knowing that in Tilted Mill's browser-based incarnation of Children of the Nile, Immortal Cities: Nile Online has gone live. While none of RPS have had a chance to play it yet, a browser-based management/construction game with a casual bent certainly sounds far less likely to lead to soul sapping (and 4000 word post-game analysis and/or heartbreak) than Travian. Also, we can make pyramids. We like making pyramids, though I suspect if RPS were living Gods in the Nile basin we'd make Pyramints. We digress. Anyway, it's free to make an account, and you can do so here.