Glad you had a good time with your friends! Stories like that always make my day haha
Not sure if this was mentioned somewhere, but we found if you quit on purpose to restart a run, you keep thorns and other items like that from the last run.
Sorry yeah that's in our bug tracker -- didn't get around to it for this week. This makes the missing "restart" button especially egregious -- sincere apologies!
Also big thing, we wanted an SFX and especially music volume badly
I know David was just mentioning in Slack that he's dying to get those in too so we feel your pain.
This small quality-of-life stuff is a killer, I know. They keep getting pushed back as we try to figure out the last design pieces in the game so we can really focus in on finishing/polishing. I appreciate you reporting them, definitely motivates me!