The prequel to Catan… of Catan

Candamir: the First Settlers is a new game by Klaus Teuber, author of The Settlers of Catan. Candamir will indeed be a prequel – the story of the very first settlement in the land of Catan. Due in October in Germany and who knows when in the States, it’s a standalone game with its own mechanics. It’d be particularly interesting if it also fed into Settlers somehow as a subgame or even a simultaneous-play thing, but maybe I have too much third-edition Talisman on the brain and just want to see something fit into the corner of something else.