Based on what I’ve seen and read of The Mandate so far, it sounds like an Admiral Adama simulator – only Tsar-ier. Given that I still plan on growing up to be Battlestar Galactica’s equal parts lovable and loathsome (also wise beyond his wrinkles) leader type, I am very OK with this. RPS’ own Admiral Adam interviewed developer Perihelion recently, and new details only left me more eager to bring up a hotheaded crew as if they were my own space-laser-equipped gosling flock. Even so, there was still cause for worry. Mandate’s development mandates $500,000, and for a while it didn’t look like it was going to make it. But now it’s crossed safely into sector 500K of the Kickstarter Nebula, ensuring that it’ll enter full development before too much longer.