Some reviews around the net, and status

So two more mentions of ASE, if you're on the fence on purchasing.  I think at this point everyone who reads this blog owns a copy, but if you don't, trust these guys and go buy one or two or seven:

The Mule Abides
Dragonsfoot Forums

The players finally have their giant bug out of the cavern.  I'm 99% sure they'll be scheduling the public sacrifice at the Grand Temple next session, so I'm coming up with new ways to mess with their heads.  Gutboy's player still hasn't wrapped his head around the notion of "serving all the gods," so I think I'll have 2 or 3 more gods start vying for the party's attention and giving contradictory orders.

Work on the second level is progressing, as I try to keep up with my players' progress.  It's a bit of a pain, since my maps are very non-linear - it's very hard to predict where they'll end up from session to session.  I'm also starting to think about the 4th level - I've got a growing list of weird encounters that require sub-levels, so there's going to be a lot going on there.  But I refuse to start mapping it out until I at least finish keying the second level and get a start on the third.

For those wondering about when the next bunch of levels are due, I'm thinking January or February.  The book will probably have levels 2, 3, and 4, depends on when I hit 80 pages.  At around 80 pages is the sweet spot for hiring out art without overspending the amount I'll take in.  If a book gets too big, I can't afford to illustrate.

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