Yes, CB is back with a vengeance! The second issue of The Chopping Block does feature no less than eight articles with the complete email version consisting of more than 1100 lines, which means what you see are more than 50K of pure text for you to read and enjoy!

And enjoy you will, promised. Not only are most major sections of the Worldforge Project represented by at least one article but I am also proud to present you the first serial story of The Chopping Block: Wisps of Fate, expertly written by Wayne Pierce. Lean back, read and let shivers roll down your spine...

The other articles are written no less expertly. Bryce has once again surpassed himself and has sent in two articles, one dealing with Worldforge's approach to the server-client system, the other reporting on and outlining the STAGE server. Another coding article to watch out is Aloril's 'Atlas: Flexible Protocol' where you can see an early draft of Atlas at work. Douglas' outlines his idea of Warforge, a Warcraft clone using the Worldforge servers as code base and our partner projects are represented in this issue by Sheldon's article on Lycadican. Tom has submitted a 2D art report for the art section and I have found some time to write an article outlining Relia for the world department.