@Eiwynn Thanks! Some days are harder than others, and while I fully intend to do other stories after this I will probably have to take a month or so off after I finish this booger just because it’s been such a crush fighting against this deadline. I look forward to future stories where I can work at my own pace. But I can at least be glad I didn’t find this thing later. We’ve likely already gone past the point where anyone who stumbles upon it for the first time would find it impossible to create something in time.
BlueSkies, glad you enjoyed it, and I am hoping the two unique PCs and some of the branching paths will make replays a fairly fresh experience each time. Right now I am writing chapter 5, where I get a little experimental and start introducing random encounters in the hopes of giving people a good chance at something new each time they go through it. As for that, it’s funny to have a second Borderlands mention in this thread. But the only Borderlands game I have played is 1, and the only Tales game I’ve had a chance to dive into was Walking Dead (got it on Games With Gold, made it to chapter 3 I think) I intend to come back to the latter someday, but part of my method to try and finish this game in time is to declare a complete moratorium on the ol’ Xbone. As soon as I started writing I stopped playing, and only power it on to download Games With Gold titles as they come up and then turn it off again. Nothing like the desire to finish the very last mission of XCom 2 to help keep me on task.
What happened to the poll? For some reason it only says two votes, yet it had 16 last time I had checked. And the user icons are still by the previous choices. Strange.