This looks like an amazing upcoming project. Could I help you out? I can sprite and map for you, if you want. But I think you'd find more potential in me in spriting than mapping. Just ask anyone around the Hacks Showcase (where I regularly go) section and I think you'll be surprised. Anyways, I'd be a great addition to your hack.
If you say no I would be glad to help out with beta testing, storyline ideas, sidequest ideas, or any other small things that can be helped. I'd love to be part.
Wow, I can't believe it. My first sprite request on this thread and I have to do the hero/heroine. Since I have to go to bed, I'll be finished probably by tomorrow or the day after... see ya! (and sorry :()