After dealing with Erik through this long, painful campaign and getting a somewhat inside view of how he works (or doesn't work), this is my conclusion: He's not a scam artist, he always fully intended to eventually fulfill his campaign. However, the road to hell is paved with good intentions and despite whatever intentions he may have had, I am certain that absent the organization of a lawsuit, he was content to keep ducking his head in the sand and we'd still be waiting. He's not good at handling adversity, which makes him shut down. This is exacerbated by his tendency towards feeling sorry for himself and he doesn't fully understand that the so-called "hate" directed at him was self-inflicted and so easily avoidable by simple communication.
Since Kickstarter doesn't do jack squat to protect backers and he didn't get any punitive ramifications for drawing out his project, Erik got comfortable in just letting the time pass. Once he shuts down, this guy needs constant poking and prodding to move forward. When Erik realized we were serious about taking him to court, he knew he couldn't ignore us any longer and he finally reached out to me and I set out a list of conditions for him to meet in order to avoid a lawsuit. But even after that, he would push meeting the conditions right to the limit, or not fully complying and I had to email him on multiple occasions to remind him to fully comply to the conditions he agreed to in order to keep him moving along.
There is no way I trust him to run another Kickstarter campaign knowing what I know of Erik Mana. Left to his own devices, he's prone to inaction when things don't go smoothly. Like I said, he's not out to scam people, and he's made some beautiful decks, including these. But even if someone else manages his campaign and he's just contracted to provide the art, I personally still can't see myself supporting anything associated with Erik because that's how bitter the taste is in my mouth from the Mana Sybil campaign. There may be others who appreciate his art so highly that they're still willing to support him, and to those people I would say, "Good for you, buy and support what moves you, but buyer beware."
Giving credit to where credit is due, I believe Erik's close to finishing his fulfillment of this campaign, but there probably are still a few pledges that slipped through the cracks or are having some logistical/technical difficulties. One person has already contacted me, but if there are any other UC members who still haven't received their pledges, please PM me with your name, backer number, and country of residence and I will contact Erik to make sure that all UC members get their decks.