Here is an obvious suggestion--or at least one that I think may be obvious.
Bob Harris, the creator of Talisman, has recently self-published his follow-up to Talisman called Mythgardia. It is an independently made game and has a prototype feel to it when compared to the luxurious FFG production. I am uncertain whether FFG or Harris would be interested in a partnership, but I think suggesting this partnership makes sense since FFG currently publishes Talisman. I recently ordered this game online directly from Harris, who is in Scotland. I know that it could certainly benefit from a wider distribution.
The game itself is an extremely well-balanced game that has great gameplay and replayability. The object of the game is to find three jewels dynamically located around the board and return them to one of three statically located sanctuaries. The game's length can be extended by redefining the total number of jewels to acquire.
The players travel around the board through six regions, each region having its own deck of event cards. Each location on the board has a unique location card. These location cards are used as clues for where a jewel resides. Each player always has one private clue, and when the player lands on the location for their clue, they can look at the card reserved for the jewel location. The player(s) must then make their way to that location to acquire the jewel. Once a jewel is found, everyone receives new location cards and a new jewel is hidden on the board. The jewels also can be stolen from other players when a player lands on another player's space and challenges him.
The players also have a hand of cards, which comprise of allies and companions who are played face up on the table when a player lands on the named location. Allies cost money to visit (and re-visit), but they offer additional opportunities to draw a card. Revealed companions (as well as allies) help with bonuses on the Event cards if their names are mentioned. The players also start with an equal number of items (weapons and objects) that help with bonuses, too.
Photos of the game and rules can be found on its Web site here:
Hope this helps!