Renamed characters to followers, as I feel it describes better what they actually are. Also tasks have been added. From the 2nd turn onwards, the follower dialog allows you to browse available tasks for your followers. Assignment is not completely functional yet. But it will be soon 🙂 There also seems to be a lot of archery contests going around, and little else. But there will be more things to do. Soon.
WinXP users get .NET 4.0: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17851 instead of 4.5 (which is not compatible with XP).