People hopping in isn't an issue, as Addy, Ferret and Sarge have demonstrated: because you're not bound to a single set of events here, new players can start their own thing and eventually hop into the main story.
I just wanted a new RPG, like the old one but starting from scratch and involving the newer players. For example, the original RPG would've clearly been very different if, I dunno, Klak had joined in earlier than he did, or if Addy or Ferret had been around during the original BZP days. The point of this is to see how different it would be.
I don't want a reboot of the original RPG, because it's gone too far for that to happen. I just want a new RPG, running parallel to the old one and keeping some of the old lore but going in a slightly different direction, as you may expect.
(This post may not look very long, but I assure you, it looked longer in the "post a reply" window.)