I have a new turn-based game at:
Short version is that some friends and I have had fun with basically these settings, but it would be more fun with a larger group.
Longer version. This game has extra anonymity. Our tradition is not to identify yourself to anyone until after the game; please respect that. Dark galaxy, long distances, trade with scanned gives you a few turns before you’re in the thick of things. I used xjhdexter’s 16-player map settings for this one; the private games we played were too small for them. 18 hour turns, so you don’t have to feel like you’re always on-line, but things move faster than 1/day.