This is an idea I have for an alternate history RP, and putting it up here to see if there's any interest.
The RP starts in 1566, wth a small band of intrepid English colonists arriving at Manhattan Island (40 years ahead of the Dutch) and establishing a colony.
Characters could be various English colonists (soldiers, fur trappers, farmers, etc) or Algonquin natives (Canarsies (historically the Dutch 'purchased' Manhattan from them, even though they had no claim to the island), Weckquaesgeeks (proper residents of Manhattan itself, who were slowly battled into submission by the Dutch), or other natives here to trade or raid).
I'd likely want to use a system (RISUS, GURPS, or the like) to resolve (the inevitable) conflicts that would occur in an RP of this sort, but it would primarily be free-form, GMed by myself.
Any interest or suggestions?