But I thought that, in the interest of full disclosure, it should probably be said that all of teh new hardcover books (with teh exception of the Fourth Key) are all built around the second edition text.

Basically, as feedback has come in over the years (or months) since release, I have kept lists of errors and tweaks needing attention and last year we went through and cleaned up, reformatted, and adjusted all of the text in books one through three. SO all of teh new hardcovers, while still using essentially the same art, have ever so slightly different interiors. Most notably, is the formatting (all of the extra white space has been removed from books one and two, reducing their page count and making them look and feel like books three and four in terms of presentation).

Actual content changes are minimal, at best, with only a few minor tweaks here and there to keep continuity across teh story arc, so please do not purchase new books just because there might be changes to the story, as that is not the case! We simply fixed some typos, cleaned up a little grammar, and tightened things up overall. Eventually, these new editions will replace the currently in-print softcover versions of teh books, but not until we have a chance to rework all of the cover art to bring it all in line with the new stuff (could be years, unless you all want to help fund the project, so no need to hold off on a purchase).

So, there it is. The new hardcovers have the second-edition text inside, but it’s seriously no big deal!

That said, I spent a couple hours looking at the RPG text last night and cleaning that up. I’ve converted 99% of what was easily convertable from the old manuscript and am now in the process of building out the skills section. I’ve reached the parts that are going to slow the process down quite a bit, as there will be a lot of rewriting, changing, and even throwing out and starting from scratch. However, I have set up teh next playtest session, so I am working on getting the skills section functional so we can at least build characters and test the combat rules.

Also, I have pushed through the sticky bit in the Fifth Key, and it is flowing much better now, so progress is resuming there.

The cos-player I contacted about StarFest has gone quiet, so I’m not sure if we’ll have someone cos-playing Riana or not next week at StarFest… As soon as she confirms or officially backs out, I’ll let y’all know…. just be aware that it could be minutes before, or even hours after, the con officially opens at this rate…

I think that’s about it for now, so I’ll get back to work here…

Thank you all for your support, and I look forward to seeing and chatting with you next weekend at the con!

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