A new release of GearHead has just been uploaded to SourceForge. There are some major changes this time around- I’ve gone ahead with my plans to streamline the character rules. The skill list has been condensed from 43 separate skills to 25 specialties. Conversation is no longer a mandatory skill. The rumor mechanics have been completely rewritten. The quest system has been merged with the plot generator. Needless to say, this release breaks save file compatibility. See below the fold for the complete list of changes.
Edit- A crashing bug was discovered in v0.600. I’ve just uploaded v0.601, which should fix the problem.
Edit2- I just uploaded v0.602, which fixes a few more bugs. Go get it.
Wednesday, April 8th, 2009