Wow...What an amazing surprise!
Thank you so much for your kind words! It was interesting getting a picture of the style of game that appeals to you while reading through the reviews. I think the Preserve may have been one of the most fun to create, too--Glad you liked it!
You're right that the last game is the final one in the series, but that is mainly because the FRUA community stopped having contests. While those contests were a regular event, I let them shape the arc of the series. If a new contest came along, I might dust off the computer and bring the characters out of retirement again...If time allowed. With my little girl occupying nearly all the time that work doesn't...well, it's not as easy as it once was!
I was surprised--pleasantly--that you found the combats to be on the easy side. The first couple, in particular, were really challenging for my playtest groups, including the ones that I played. I got wiped out a few times, especially against Paetrus. It's so awesome that you got through ALL of them without any of your characters getting killed!
Thanks again for all your reviews!!! You totally made my entire week!