I know there are some PBEM games going, but would anyone be interested in trying a game of the month, a la Civfanatics?
Here’s how it works: each month, someone sets up a game and shares the save file with the other players. Usually, the scenario is designed to have a theme, whether it’s playing to a faction’s strengths (Dvar Prometheans in a fight to the death on a hazardous world) or forcing players to get creative (Dvar Prometheans playing for a Unifier victory).
Everyone plays through the game on their own time, usually posting an opening action report with their plans for the game and an after action report detailing how the game went. Competitive players can rank their performance by speed, score, etc., and everyone gets a chance to compare notes and learn some new tricks.
If there’s enough interest (say, 5 people who’ll play in March?) I’d be happy to start a thread and figure out a way to distribute the saved game. I’d prefer if someone with a little more experience design the scenario, though.