I don't want to sound like a grump, and there is still plenty of time to prove me wrong, but . . .
I a little disappointed that it has been a year or so that I have been aware of an expansion in the works to the wonderful Samarkand: Routes to Riches, with still no delivery on the product or even a BGG entry page. I think that this was part of the Queen/Essen/Scheer debacle last year.
Now I notice that Lancaster is getting an expansion (albeit a small one) before I can get my hands on that Samarcandy.
I am not trying to belittle Lancaster in any way. I played it once and it is not my sort of game (I grew tired of worker placement game quite some time ago). But . . . I would really love to see Queen deliver on the Samarkand Expansion that was dangled before us this time last year before Lancaster gets a shot in the arm - or at the same time at least.
P.S. How did I do on the not-sounding-like-a-grump bit?