While making some minor updates to the text I finally hit the limit as to what I can squeeze onto 42 pages and so the next cut of the Beacon book will have more. Right now it's 44 pages because of the way I wanted to lay things out without making it unattractive by changing fonts or squeezing stuff in where it logically didn't belong. A terrain effects in combat chart should be in the combat section and not tacked onto the blank half page in the Druid spell section. There is now a bit of white space with the extra pages to move things around and that I can use to include some additional charts - I'm thinking of a skill point by class chart - something that you could figure out easily enough, but having a chart might make it easier. I might even put a picture in somewhere.
I really do want to make the content fight for that real-estate however. I'm going to draw a line in the sand right now to avoid ever going over 50 pages. I'm not in the business to teach people how to role play or explain how a 4 sided die works.
And yes the title is just about the page count. I haven't heard any stories of someone busting out Beacon at a convention or on a G+ game - however I would LOVE to hear about it if it did happen.
And yes should have made a joke about giving it some Deep Thought. But I didn't.