I'm glad you enjoyed it! And it's fine to bend the rules a bit to make things come out the way you want -- I do that all the time when I play solo RPGs so I'm not going to start acting like it's forbidden or something. =P
And thanks for pointing out the xx's. Technically The One isn't finished yet, so I haven't done my usual final checks, but I don't think the rules text is going to change much now.