Thanks. As I said, though, it won't be for ages yet that I need any graphics assistance. I just want to get the game mechanics set up first, and then draw the maps and stuff. Graphics are a low priority for me.
Heh, I wouldn't say I run the Essentials thread. I'm just intuitive when it comes to programming. I haven't actually sat down and learnt Ruby at all, would you believe, and I'm sure I have nothing like enough knowledge of the language to even say I'm proficient at it, let alone "incredible". But thanks for the compliment.
And I do have a game in the works, actually. I want to at least make most of it myself (I'll need help with arty/musicy stuff, because I'm no good at it), and I don't want to make a thread on it until I have something substantial to show (i.e. a demo). At the rate it's going, that may well be some time next year.