Hi Everyone! I just got the new book and like everyone else I am digesting it and would like to start this thread as a way to inform CB of potential fan feedback. I welcome everyone to help me enrich this with a discussion, I would only ask for the following: Only genuine, constructive feedback. This is not bile, trolling or pouring salt. The whole point of this is to make the next books better and our game more awesome. Please respect each other and the CB team behind this book and all others. Also I offer full disclosure about myself before I start airing my feedback: I am with infinity since the beginning, I am a huge fan of the game, the fluff and everything around it. I observed how CB through wise business practices and customer friendly attitude managed to build a fantastic fanbase and a strong market position despite GDubs' dominance. I cannot overstate how much I love this game and I want CB to succeed. I come as a friend and give my opinions form a position of support and endorsement. Now in order of magnitude: 1 3rd offensive maps: I do not think that keeping the landmasses black was a good idea. I don't know if it is just me, but this really messes with my brain. The Syldavia map takes the cake (page31) as it took me a while to convince my brain that I am NOT looking at a star system map. Look at the N2 map for comparison. 2 POINTLESS FILLER Pages 85, 87 & 89 full of yu jing colour schemes. Come on! This is just like filler in GDubs codices! We can do better! I am sure you had more art available, if not ask the many talented people on the forum, I am sure they'd contribute. This constitutes 1,5% of the book! (second time in a 200 page book after Uprising's pages 52-54) This is just lazy. If there is a fan demand make it into a downloadable PDF, but don't shoehorn it into the book, cause it is repetitive and just so not us. 3 PAGE 64 THE FACEPALM OF TECHBEE <MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE> This is the most important issue for me with this book. Infinity draws heavily from manga and anime, we all enjoy fantastic representations of our miniatures in art. We all see that even fusilier Angus is a beefcake and almost every female character is attractive. We all want it and we all agree for this suspension of disbelief. (obesity in Human sphere only bothers one Yuan Yuan, Joanna wears BREAST plate and every Ariadnan winter outfit is sexy-winter tight) But why did we give this art a full page? It is overly sexualised, probably drawn just for the kicks (an engineer in underwear) and relatively low quality and borderline vulgar compared to other illustrations. Hell, if you wanted that damn tech bee there, put the magnificent conversion of Squallo there. The one made by angels from bootleg and tag part. This system is great and many women and girls (just age) are getting into it, why the hell are we doing this? I started as a happily single nerd in N1, I met my wife and now 15 or so years later we have two Nerdlings. My wife is a Nerd and a fan and Smart, Kind and Beautiful woman (who is not standing behind me now! :P ), she digs it and digs US, But I cringe before showing this off to other Femnerds. Women bring so much to the hobby, we are so much better now and I am getting my kids on board... There are amazing arts with female characters p: 68 (the best!), 119 (even Chasseur), 142,146, 168, 174, 175 etc. WE ARE BETTER THAN THAT. To sum up: This book is amazing, our art is better, our miniatures are unparalleled. We have an amazing, inclusive fanbase and a new generation of nerdlings is being raised and are joining. I want Infinity I can proudly show to my female friends. Sure there will be stylisation, self aware jokes (like Bostrias Leila Shariff KHD joke, and the Bostria 'thank you for coming' joke to a female player at Gencon) these are great. We all enjoy the human form, and we know that sex sells. But sexy can be beautiful and cool. Just not this, this is MGS fem sniper rubbish, there is no spinning this. Please, we are better than this. We are, just look:we can traverse the line.