I have to say it was the theme that really sucked me in to the KS page initially, but it is the intriguing mechanic synergies that are keeping me there! I am relatively new to the hobby, but I have looked at thousands of games already and have never seen anything similar to Rise of Man: Stone Age! Sure I like card drafting, simultaneous action selection, tech trees, multi use cards, set collection, & hand management but I have never really seen them used in any similar fashion, especially with the resource level flip charts. Anyone else feel this way or am I just missing something? Either way, this is a very exciting game in my KS backs!
I shared the campaign on Facebook and a couple of boardgame friends asked me why I backed it, so I had to go see. Turns out, like you, I find the mechanics interesting too and the 45 minute time-frame fits perfectly for my wife and I.