Just building off of Oliver’s previous thread… Can we do this? Can we run a large, shared, living world for the DW tavern community? Would people be interested in this?
If I were to do it, I would start with a wiki and a map with plenty of spots to explore. Whenever there’s interest, either for players to explore a spot or a GM with an idea in mind, they go for it. Every game lasts only one session (q.v. The five-room dungeon). At the end, the GM makes a report, updates the wiki, and adds to the map, maybe in exchange for a few XP to one of his characters. If you haven’t played in a long time, you can accrue some preparation to spend for the occasion.
What kind of setting would you like? Exploring a new continent with no way home is the canonical example, though the first thing that came to my mind was the plot of the Exile/Avernum series. Would there be just one town, and you need to build more, or does civilization already exist in the wilds?
Let me know what you think. If there’s demand, we can schedule a Hangout discussion to set the ground rules and decide of the premise.