Update: Three expansion sets for Widget Ridge have launched on Kickstarter and the campaign will run for 30 days. You may pledge for the 3 character packs only, or get them together with the base game. There is also an all-in option that includes story packs as well as the option to have a card illustrated in your likeness.
Our preview post below was published on October 22.
Widget Ridge: Emergence is an expansion to the 1-2 player deck building steampunk game Widget Ridge. It will launch on Kickstarter on October 23.
In the solo mode of the Widget Ridge base game, you are trying to defeat Lord Covington and his Mechanical Bison. You will play your turn by purchasing cards from the market and connecting them with cards in your hand to create strange machines. These constructs will give you sparks, and if you reach 100 sparks, you win the game. The solo instructions tell you how to disable the mechanical bison and what you are required to do in order to chase Lord Covington down before he heats up and explodes.
The Emergence expansion brings in new characters with their own special cards, as well as Invention cards that are designed to work with these characters.