I'm currently playing NP2, after realizing it exists. Figured I'd read this over, because it was funny. (I have a record of playing 3 NP1 games and winning all 3. ) However, I noticed the idea in the setup phase to have all negotiations done using google translate through two random languages, which is a hilarious idea.
Also, if we do play, I want /active/ players. We don't have enough of those here, to be honest. So, perhaps we could gather some outside contacts...