Jenny, that is awesome!
And, Flotsam, I totally enjoyed your review. I'm sort of glad I played the game before reading it because I was curious what others think of it. I have to agree with your thoughts 100% on this game. It took awhile to get going, but once it did, it was a thoroughly good game. I wonder what people would think who haven't played The Dark Descent. I tried not to compare them, but like you say, it's impossible not to!
Fireplace, yarn, knitting needles, books, wine... check. Yup, I'm ready for winter.