I always want to try a game when a player is a king and he doesn't direct everything personally. In my idea every information the king has comes from other characters or the king must to check things really personally. Every character has skills and a bad economist can even think that economy goes very well, when in fact people are starving. When the king has poor military skill he don't know how to put good generals in charge because he don't know who is good, because he has no idea about military. I have an idea about better knowing characters by spending more time with them. OMG it looks like the author of Imperia has almost the same idea!