I probably won’t have time to post a screenshot tomorrow, so here’s an early shot of Alpha 9.1 in progress. (I’ve kept the 9.0 branch separate in case I need to issue new updates to bugs that have appeared) I’ve added 100 distinct hometowns that are randomly selected for each crew member, and somehow I still got a double in my first test!
Hometowns will not (yet) have any effect on gameplay, they’re simply there to add character to your crew. Also visible in this screenshot are the new ability modifiers, which will add a new dimension to building up your crew over time. I went with ‘Tactics’ rather than ‘Leadership’ to give it a broader potential impact. The blank space between the hometown and level displays is for the display of injuries and decorations (medals).