While I haven’t played Thrive I do love the idea of the game and hope to help give some ideas with the knowledge I have from going to a science oriented college. I am also working on a sci-fi book series.
Hello! Welcome, check out the FAQ, try out the game (you can get it for free if you don’t want to drop cash on the game yet), and make sure to search for ideas before you post about them, saves a lot of time and you can make sure to keep objections people have already brought up if you still want to post, for example, an underwater civ thing. So yeah, welcome, have a good time!