I just found a major problem in the Persistent Data system that could be upsetting to new games. Persistent data stays in memory until the program is fully shut down. So if you quit your current game (but don't shut the program itself down), then start a fresh new game, the existing persistent will still be in the system with the new game. The problem arises when you do your first save for the new game, because it will include all the persistent data from the old game. I can imagine this has mucked up quite a few fresh games, with dozens of flags and timed events set at the start of a fresh game. Recommend completely shutting down TOEE before starting a new game.