I'd like to take a moment to welcome John Stewart to the Rogue System team. Now, how can I have a team without funding, you might ask? While I would prefer to compensate properly, John came to me and graciously offered a portion of his time and programming talent, gratis, until such time that proper funding is available.
John is a talented industrial and financial programmer, having almost three decades of experience behind him. He is obviously the perfect fit to begin hashing out the economic model for the later Maverick Module. However, the foundations of this will be very important for the Core Module--the local economy will drive trade traffic to and from the player's colony. Remember that the dynamic portions of the campaign are in-part based on current civilian assets, and this trade traffic is a part of that.
Likewise, John has also offered to work on some of the editors that were actually a part of the first stretch goal. Even having a few of these up and running in a preliminary form will greatly assist in getting content into Rogue System.
So, as you can see, with the addition of Ron the other day and now John, Rogue System continues to forge ahead regardless of what the next three days of the Kickstarter holds. Again, I'd like to thank John for his generosity; and, as always, thanks to everyone for their continued support!