I am undertaking a new role on Team Clan Lord: I am now the stunt double for Pre-UpdateGM.
The pre-update involves receiving all of the deliverables/submissions from the GMs, and putting it together in a tidy update package. This includes new images and new sounds (which we all download at the beginning of each Chaos Storm), as well as the data for areas, monsters, items, and so forth.
It was a lot of fun putting this all together in spite of the complications. We have some scripts to automate most of the update process (largely eliminating a lot of the grunt work of shuffling files around from directory to directory). I could not get these automated scripts to function properly on my computer, and this ended with my handling the process manually which, upon reflection, was probably better for me on my first time through this process. Handling all of the steps manually certainly helped me understand what is involved in assembling the content for an update.
So: if things go well this update, then you may thank the contributing GMs for their awesome content. And if things go wrong, then the suck stops here.
Many thanks for the tremendous support from my update coaches!
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