I am of course moving forward with additional enhancements and though I would have loved to be moving towards production, I still feel optimistic about bringing the improved Goblin Toboggan back to GenCon this year for pitching and play testing. I also appreciate that on-going supportive communication I have had with Curt and his willingness to help a new designer. For any game designers who have a well-tested game that features cutthroat backstabbing mechanics (Smirk and Dagger's niche) I encourage you to consider pitching to Curt.
In other news, I had a very positive run through of Jim's Fabregé Chickens this morning. A picture of the board during the second round is below. The chicken meeples are from meeplesource, and I just glued them onto some standard meeplesource discs in the player colors to make player tokens. The game seems nicely balanced for 3 rounds of play right now and I believe we are on track to share this at GenCon this year as well.