14 December 2016 at 6:46am
Huzzah! This is promising news. Also glad to hear that you want to try to stay innovative. Don't try to do the same old, same old, as much as we would still enjoy it. Do what you want to do; it's worked great so far.
I've discovered that some of the gamebooks from my youth have been preserved on the internet, as free-to-download PDFs. I found J.H. Brennan's Grailquest series and am on Book 2: The Den of Dragons. You open the adventure with Merlin giving you a map showing where you can go ... and it's nothing but section numbers. Did this by chance inspire you? It still remains a great way to keep a gamebook's story from getting too linear.
Den of Dragons also has a map of Stonemarten Village, which is also made up of section numbers. You do the same thing in Heart of Fire with the village of Carvel. It reminds me how much I enjoy the varied settlements you provide for the hero to visit. I thought Ryker's Island was the best yet for being the biggest and having so much to do. I'd like to see you try a metropolis with its own numbered map, possibly taking up an entire Act. Maybe Valeron's capital?