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By the Tiny Epic series designer, a clever filler game that unlocks the dawn of computing with pioneers Ada Lovelace & Charles Babbage!
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Second Patron Results and Vote #3

Posted by Artana LLC (Creator)

Hi everyone!

Welcome to those who are new to the project and welcome back to those who have been with us.  And grateful hugs to all of you for continuing to make Lovelace & Babbage a huge success!  We've smashed through all of the basic stretch goals and now are heading to the big ones: wooden order markers, wooden engine components, comic book rules, and more.  Please keep spreading the word!

Second Patron Voting Results

Results from the second regular Patron vote are in and we have a new winner! Earlier in the week you selected Michael Faraday as the first regular patron by a landslide. Tonight, in a much closer vote, we're pleased to announce that William Thomson, The Lord Kelvin will be the second backer-selected regular Patron included in Lovelace & Babbage.

Congratulations again to everyone who participated and we hope you have fun voting for the remaining regular Patrons! On that note...

Regular Patron Vote #3

Tonight, we're offering two famous luminaries for your consideration. Only one can win and only you decide! As a reminder, voting will be open until 11pm on Saturday with results announced in a subsequent update. Full rules are available in this update. And now, on to the candidates.

Mary Anning
Mary Anning

 Mary Anning (1799-1847) was an English fossil collector and paleontologist whose findings contributed to important changes in scientific thinking about prehistoric life and the history of the Earth.  In 2010, the the Royal Society included Anning in a list of the ten British women who have most influenced the history of science.  (N.b. - You may recognize a few others from the list before our campaign ends!)

Maria Mitchell
Maria Mitchell

Maria Mitchell (1818-1889) was the first American woman to work as a professional astronomer, the first woman elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a professor at Vassar College.  She also discovered the comet C/1847 T1 better known as "Miss Mitchell's Comet".

On To The Voting!

Here is the link to the third poll. Voting will remain open until 11pm (Eastern Time) on Saturday, October 13th. We'll announce the winners when we introduce the next round of candidates on Monday.  Have fun!

Thank you, as always, for your support.

Team Artana

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      Carmel Gummett-Kemp on

      Mary Anning, she has been overlooked for far too long.

    2. dave on

      Are you running through past episodes of "In Our Time" from the BBC to pick the candidates?

    3. Paul Lenkic

      Team Anning.