I'm pulling the plug on this game.
I suspect the mechanic as the culprit for the game not flourishing. However, I'm also interested in hearing opinions from the players (and any audience) on why it died and what could have been done differently.
Onto a broader topic, I've tried several games here on Snail's Pace and only had lasting success with the TSOY game. It seems most games have a 20-30 day lifespan, then the energy fades and participation stops. As I am new to pbp games, is this common? Is this more likely to happen with indie/story games?