As part of the revival of the DM-Friendly Initiative (DMFI), the first goal for the new Design Team will be an official update to the existing 1.09 Wands and Widgets package. The main idea will be to implement any minor fixes previously identified as needed in the published version, optimize code to the extent possible, review the install process to make sure it is as easy as possible to do in both existing and new mods, and (if possible) add a few of the top functions/features that may be in high demand by the multiplayer community.
In the longer term there will be scope for creativity with new functions and perhaps some redesign. That would include taking full advantage of any new NWN:EE functions going forward.
Moving forward will, however, depend on reconstituting the DMFI Design Team. Different past versions of the script package have typically been produced by just one or two (competent and well-organized) scripters, although there’s always room for multiple contributors, whether as active developers or code submitters.
Ideally I’d like to see a new team (and/or one interested and motivated person designated as Lead) take a look at upgrading and releasing to the community a version 1.10 of the DMFI W&W package, as detailed above. After that, I envision the project evolving further in tandem with NWN:EE; as part of that, I think it would be great to see Design Team members interacting with Beamdog on DM/multiplayer-related scripting issues.
Anyone interested in joining the Design Team or contributing to its work is welcome to post here and/or PM me for further discussion about the role. The DMFI has always had a laid-back and collegial structure, so I would say there’s no pressure involved, just the opportunity to contribute based on your interests. Additional info about the DMFI can be found at its home on NWN Campaigns: http://nwncampaigns.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=65