CCH 2.5 is connected to Parts 1 & 2, but it’s more a supplement than an essential part of the main trilogy. It contains 3 interactive stories exploring the adventures of the MC and the Speck kids taking place during various times in their freshman fall and spring semesters. It started out as an idea for a modest 10K-word supplement to CCH 2, but has since taken on a life of its own (88K words as of July, 2021) and it is now a full-fledged game.
The tone is lighter and whackier. I really felt this was needed before I publish Part 3, because once I do that, that’s it, the whole story is done. No one wants to go back in time once the characters’ fates are sealed (I’m looking at you, MCU Black Widow). I wanted to spend a bit more time with just writing “fun content” for the gang.
I envision final beta-testing occurring in September, 2021.
The stories are:
“The Fury of Zarlor” (DnD-inspired, the gang plays a fantasy tabletop RPG) Draft is 90% done.
“There’s a Monster on my Line” (Scooby Doo-inspired; the gang investigates a real-life mystery monster in a small Nebraska town) Draft is done.
“Family Day” (The Dean invites students’ families to the Speck Campus for fun and games). Draft is 60% done.
*The below link is old, and probably won’t update it publicly again, but if you’re interested in participating in final testing, just keep an eye out for this fall.