167 games in and I'm finally back where I started! For those of you not familiar with the excellent on-line RftG implementation at genie.game-host.org, they run a 'rating' system that starts off new player at with an arbitrary score of 1500 - explanation below;
There is also a rating system implemented. The ratings on this site are ELO based. Multiplayer games are considered to consist of several subgames between each of the players. The impact on the rating for each subgame is decreased when the number of players increases. In essence, end position in a game matters.
Basically, my ranking has been 'below the line' pretty much from the day I started until today - 1519!!!
Onwards and upwards!