Frigg’s a bit more easygoing in this version of the fight than she was in the original, where the other four had to come in as she was being attacked by all 32 chesspieces at once.

There was originally a trapdoor sequence and tunnel exploration in this chapter too, but that would’ve taken us past our prescribed length at a time when we both still cared about that (sigh), and in retrospect it was clearly a weaker idea than the other challenges of the temple, so I’m glad we cut that one out.

I’m pretty into what John’s doing with the backgrounds here, keeping things kind of abstract and chaotic but still tying it together with most of the characters’ theme colors.