I’m not a purist. I won’t be starting from scratch.
I do, however, aim to have Echelon playable by the end of November. Quite probably in dire need of polishing, but at the least, a set of rules that can be printed out, a set of talents built (which might be only ‘B/X’ tiers, with some going higher), and some characters and monsters (which really should be much the same thing.
I have about two weeks’ vacation left for this year that I’m supposed to use. It looks like I may even get one of them as early as next week. The next is tentatively scheduled for the first week of December, then I’ve got Christmas week off after that.
Not ideal for NaGaDeMon purposes, but if I can get ‘playable’ in November, then spend a couple weeks in December actually playing and polishing (and let’s not forget the megadungeoncrawl, that might be a good place to exercise this beast)…
Yes, I am excited. Let’s see how it turns out.