While I should have been working harder, the RSS Feed from the good folks at the Gnome Stew posted this article about world building as a team activity. The link to Dawn of Worlds (PDF) world building system that actually allows the players to help create the world that they play in. With some modifications I think I'm going to try and inflict this on the gang... Most likely as an on-line distraction vice taking up a whole gaming session. That way I can build the map each round and track the results.
I'll be sure to post our progress of the new world order!
God of Creation