Just a quick update for now. The last week has seen some heavier play-testing and a huge list of tweaks and changes from those tests. Rather than try to band-aid and patch everything, I elected to overhaul the entire engine, incorporating the feedback along with some new ideas--particularly in streamlining some tasks. Presentation got a huge upgrade, along with the interface and game menu systems. Overall, I think the project is looking vastly improved and the overhaul still has some work to do.
Here's a teaser of the new groom room and interface