Got some news, mostly good with a little bad.
First: July Jubilee! Every weekend in July will feature two updates, one on Friday and the other on Saturday (Sunday and Monday for standard-definition versions.) This weekend doesn't count as July, but the next four do. There's been a lot of good stuff lately and I want to get it out quickly so people can see it.
Next: this weekend's update, Episode 285, is our biggest game yet, with ten (count 'em) players. This game was played at the same party/shoot that produced Episodes 278 and 279, and the players are just as awesome. Enjoy!
Also, as I hinted at in the last comment thread, I have hosted another party, featuring some of the same players and some new ones. I'm not sure how much I should say about it, though, since it'll still be quite awhile before any of the games make it into production. Some people suggested I just give the names and pictures of the players, which doesn't seem like a bad idea, but I want to stretch it out a bit. So for starters, here are the partygoers who were also at the last party:
Cherry (now known as Willow)
There was also one player who wasn't at the first party but wasn't new to LostBets.com. I'll disclose her identity next week, and each week following I'll introduce another party guest, along with his/her picture and "I lost all my clothes" promo. It shouldn't take that long to get through them all, right? I mean, I've already listed six players and alluded to a seventh, how many more could there be?
Finally -- and this is the bad news -- I'm really sorry about this but for the games from these parties, I'm going to have to charge a little more. It turns out that inviting tons of people over and having to transport and feed them all gets pretty expensive, so instead of $16.99 ($15.99 SD), these episodes will be $19.99 ($18.99 SD). I know my stuff already is not cheap and this doesn't help, but I want to make sure I can keep doing this sort of mega-shoot in the future. I think they're worth it and I hope you do too.