Also, I figure I may as well just shoot it off here. Brick made some valid points regarding game future, and I just wanted to get your opinion as another player Germoney.
The idea is that we may transition to a simpler (and thus more conducive to online play) system after this adventure in Dark Stars. I'm happy to continue with Dark Stars, but if you also think a less heavy game would work better in the future, do let us know. The argument is that with less machinery to operate (Dark Stars isn't exactly a lightweight game :-D), I tended to have more engaging adventure to present. Since my goal as a GM is to present engaging adventure, that certainly piqued my interest.
It wouldn't be going back to Knave since the system is fine as a teaching tool I think, and for one shots but it isn't robust enough to do lots of stuff. The rules I'd be using would be OSE, which is classic D&D cleaned up for legibility.
If you want an idea of what the new rules would look like, here's the SRD.https://oldschoolessentials.necroticgnome.com/srd/index.php/Main_Page