Choosing the right technologies for a project is one of the early decisions you must make and its a crucial factor in long term success. Technology choices can make a project go smoothly or they can be a constant impediment to forward progress.
Since this a just for fun build, I'm going to try to throw a bunch of things at it, but first lets start with the basic technology stack.
I'm a Full Stack .NET developer in my day life, so in order to focus on the game specifics for the front end, I decided not to bite off another layer of complexity by choosing a tech stack I'm not already proficient with. With that in mind, C# service/controller layer and Razor views (that serve up the baseline for the aforementioned Aurelia framework to pickup). The plan is to host this on Azure App Services, and then to throw some new things in the mix, I'm going to try to find a way to fold in CosmosDB, Notifications Hub, and maybe even some container services.
To summarize this up into a nicely packaged list:
The idea is by using a lot of tooling I'm already familiar and comfortable with, I'll be able to focus on the game specific tasks for this project.