Old school Brood War TLer/lurker here, I wanted to share something very special with you that I've been working on for the last 8 years.
Competitive BW and SC2 have always been very dear to my heart because of their strategic richness... the nuanced build decisions, attack timings, and counterplay. I've always wondered what it would be like if a game was focused entirely on that richness... and many years ago, working alongside some friends (mostly TLers from U Waterloo and MIT), I found out.
We made a dumb cardboard prototype of a game that was basically a "build order simulator", with very elegant, simple economic and combat mechanics, and no map. It was... oddly compelling. Way more interesting and deep than we expected. We couldn't stop playing it for months. A dumb cardboard prototype.
Fast forward through many years of slowly developing and fine-tuning the game, dropping out of my CS PhD at MIT to work on it full time, starting my own company (Lunarch Studios), and many lucky breaks (and terrible setbacks)... Now, after more than three quarters of a decade, Prismata is finally out!!
Steam link here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/490220/Prismata/
I don't want to spam you with info about the game (it's all there on the Steam page for you to read)... but one thing you should know is that it's not a collectible card game and is definitely not some pay-to-win garbage. It's a pure strategy game that aims to distill the most interesting parts of RTS, deckbuilding games, and board games down to their ultimate form.
I have many Steam keys and I'd be happy to share them with anyone here who wants one, within reason! Of course I would love it if you supported the game too, but really I just want as many people to try it as possible. PM me if you'd like a key.
Finally, here's a testimonial from one of my favourite TLers:
Prismata sets the bar out of reach for nearly every other competitive game I've played. Almost nothing comes close to achieving the level of polish, depth, and replayability.
I hope you get a chance to check it out!