I'm back from vacation, and back to work on Outremer. Albert Bailey is now working with me on the game, and he suggested a Dervish Path of Power based on traditional Sufi miracles, which looks very cool. He has also taken charge of the Islam religion section, making a bunch of excellent improvements. Playtesting will resume next weekend!
Also, my Sunday IRC game finished its StarCluster 3 campaign with a bang. We are moving to In Harm's Way: Napoleonic Naval in a continuation of the on-going game we have been playing. This game started in the game year 1795. Four years later, we are at the year 1800. Last year, 1799, the group managed to stop the plan to stop the plan to name Napoleon as the Mahdi with some intense on-land espionage and on-sea combat, and as a result, Arty has been promoted to Master and Commander, and has been given command of a flotilla of tiny ships in the Caribbean - captained by the PCs - and ordered to halt piracy and French privateering in the Caribbean. This campaign is starting up next week.
We also met with Rich Rogers - AKA Orklord - his wife Kerry, and son Donovan for dinner at T-Rex in Orlando. This is a restaurant by the same gang that brought us Rainforest Cafe, only this time featuring dinosaurs. Donovan judged it a big hit! Kerry and I discovered we share a very rare food allergy, and Rich and I talked baseball and games, both true loves for us, and all had a great time! Rich runs the Cannon Puncture podcast, and I did an interview with him for it over Skype, my first foray into podcasts, the week before we went down to Florida. They were in town to catch a Yankees game, but I forgive Rich. :D