Do the suggestions by patrons count more than other suggestors?
No, they do not. In democratic decisions each person only gets their normal vote. Bias is avoided and there are only a couple of patrons whose handles/idents I even know!
What do you use to draw your quests?
I currently use a Cintiq 13HD, Painter Tool Sai, and Manga Studio 5 EX.
Do the colors mean anything?
The protagonists' colors are meant to identify them easily. The audience has determined that Green colored things mean Danger, and Pink colored things means safe/ally.
More questions to come once chigui has more to address!