Just as there are many different types of governments around the world, there are just as many (if not more) ways to run a guild. You can be a totalitarian-style dictator or one member of a ruling council. You can be a mere figurehead with little real power, subject to an elected minister and his cabinet, or you can operate in the shadows, keeping your real identity secret while your henchmen carry out your will among the populace. The choice is entirely up to you.
A Few Words About Power
Unlike real-life party-poopers like George Washington and Mahatma Gandhi, people in an online environment don't mind being ruled by an absolute monarch. Most will even happily pay taxes without any say in the way such funds will be spent. As long ...