Thanks for your interest in Westward Expansion. The complexity should be on the low to moderate side. If your familiar with GMT's Blackbeard, my game will employ the same card play mechanic. If you are interested I'd be happy to forward to you the rules as they are now, as I would love to get some input.
Lucky duck, indeed! I'd love to find a way to do artwork for games, layout or something that paid about what I am making at the office, so I could stay home, too. But I don't think the jobs I can do will pay enough for me to quit the job-that-pays.