I spoke briefly yesterday on the subject of Valentine's. It seems that we'll be working well into the holiday to get the TOT beta completed. This is one of those proverbial "crunch-times." Though I can almost certainly predict long days in the coming months (for bug fixes and updates) as well.
We were fortunate enough to have the distraction mentioned yesterday, but it got me thinking about love in the ND universe. Aside from Colin in The Phantom of Venice or the "beau-fiasco" in Warnings at Waverly Academy you'll almost never find romance playing a large role in our games, even though Ned is ever-present. In the books, he can sometimes be found participating first hand in all the snooping, chasing, and sleuthing. We've chosen to have him act as more of a guiding figure. He's available to provide support for his leading lady (much like the books) but he never gets any time on-stage.
Do you think we should give Ned a larger role in the games? How about a romantic mystery with Ned as a playable character?
Write back and let me know. Oh and I'll be posting more pictures soon!