Some sad news arrived last night. Familiar Games decided to cancel their campaign for the expansion to their great little game Mageling: Rise of the Ancient Ones . It did look like the campaign never got the right momentum, for whatever reason, although I noticed Zerbique had joined the party as well. Anyway, after two days of campaign only 86 backers had pledged some $2.800,- of a $8.000,- goal, with a final stretch goal at $70.000,-.... Doing the math this does seem to be a measured decision, which I quite regret (but fully understand) as the game really deserves a wider audience in my view. The good news is however that they will be back in January! Hopefully the wonderful folks here at solitairetimes will find some time then to bring this game to the attention of all you loners...If you don't know the game please have a look at a very nice review by Stidjen. Actually based on this review I ordered the game already some time ago directly from the Familiar Games website and I haven't regret this a single moment! If you are looking for a nice puzzly engine builder aimed at optimizing the randomness from cards and dice to the max by looking for the best ordering of card/dice-combo's, this game has it all. Highly recommended!
Btw: you can still have a look at the campaign including the rulebook here. Have fun!!!