Clearly this is something I need... missed the Kickstarter... Pfft!
Don't worry. Steve Wallace, the author of the game, answered a question on the NCFOK G+ page
, where he reassured people that hadn't gotten in on the Kickstarter, that they'd be able to buy the pdf version when it goes up for "presale" for $10 - same price as if you'd been in on the Kickstarter. (Not yet sure whether it'll include the digital stretch goals, though.)
Oh, and Mr. Wallace has mentioned in an interview
that his next project may well be "a game that would model the in fighting between the great houses in Dune
I really like the idea of an intrigue based role playing game where you - as the leader of your house - have abilities that are more high level than a player character in most rpgs. You can send armies to a planet or hire assassins or the like, basically you set the wheels in motion instead of being the wheels.