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Subject: That Rulebook... rss

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Paul Glickman
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Has anyone else looked at the "rulebook" on the website?

It completely lacks any semblance of actually teaching the game. It's just a giant glossary... Am I missing a real rulebook somewhere? Or is that what the game is coming with?
 
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Paul G wrote:
Has anyone else looked at the "rulebook" on the website?

It completely lacks any semblance of actually teaching the game. It's just a giant glossary... Am I missing a real rulebook somewhere? Or is that what the game is coming with?


If you watch any of the reviews, or read the components list, you will see that the game comes with a "get started" style book, and each mission comes with its own "scenario" book that introduces new rules. The "rulebook" online is just an FFG-style "rules reference". It is not intended for learning the game.
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Paul G wrote:
Has anyone else looked at the "rulebook" on the website?

It completely lacks any semblance of actually teaching the game. It's just a giant glossary... Am I missing a real rulebook somewhere? Or is that what the game is coming with?


Hey, what links did you look at? I can pass along feedback to the team (though I know they read these forums as well). I've seen a rulebook that is definitely tutorial style and comes in the box.
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Yeah, we made the call to just put up the 'Rules Reference' books on the website until the game launches. I guess we were worried about the game 'leaking' the scenarios and ruining some of the surprise, but I'll look into whether we can put the tutorial up somewhere (possibly here)? But the Rulebook Glossary is not intended to teach the game (you're right, that'd be a miserable experience) we use the tutorial and future dossiers to step you through learning the game.
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I would recommend rename the "rulebooks" into something more clear like "glossary" or "rules reference".
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Yes, please put up the game play rules or quick play rules. After reading the glossary as the rule book, I decided that I did not want the game because I would not understand how to play it.
 
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