Ok, we’re going up to 26 teams.
In broad strokes, each owner is going to have to download the league save file and load it into OOTP, and then select their human manager. They’ll be able to do everything mentioned here - make offers to free agents, assign scouts, handle team strategy, handle team budgets, etc. Once you’re done with anything you want to have done with your team for the next in-season week, you’ll export your team’s data to the server and I’ll import all changes and merge them into the league file. Then you just need to download the new league file and keep things running.
We’ll sim a week at a time and try to merge updates every other day if possible. If that is too slow or too fast we can always adjust.
Trades will have to be negotiated in real life, not in-game. Once I have teams assigned, you’ll all need to note who runs which team. I’ll be using forum usernames as manager names.
I hope to have this league running tomorrow morning, barring any other last second changes. Once I have it running, everyone participating will learn how to download the initial league file and check in on their team.