Whelp, here's another week. This week I debugged like mad, redid the Job/Customers system a bit (it was always a bit weird, now it's simpler and more intuitive how Reputation works), and played way too much Avadon 2.
Spiderweb Software is my favorite game developer, bar none. He's been releasing quality games for almost as long as I've been alive, and they just keep getting better. Ignore the sometimes bad artwork. Mute the horrible sound effects. Read all the text.
Give his stuff a shot - he has huge free demos. Avadon 2 is rather casual as far as the "gaming experience," but fun. Avernum: Escape From the Pit is a remake of a remake... but currently my favorite game of all time (I expect it to be replaced next year by the sequel). Geneforge 5 has one of the best game-settings / stories I've seen, though it feels a little old now.
I have no affiliation with Spiderweb. I'm just a fan and felow developer, and hoping to distract you from my own lack of progress. ^^;;