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Erik Capps
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Crazy mutating monsters and deck building? If that sounds interesting to you then you might like Teratozoic. Teratozoic is a kickstarter game in which you are building monsters and trying to make the strongest gene pool you can to create a monster stronger then all of your opponents. At the time of writing this is not yet funded and has 23 days to go so if it does sound cool to you check it out here!

But how good is the rulebook? Hopefully it's not a mutated monstrosity! If you'd like to check it out with us you can download it here. Let's get in our radioactive safe suits and get started!

Organization and Layout: The layout feels kind of cramped on some of the pages, like too much is trying to be pushed into a small space. The organization isn't bad, but it should be done a bit better. Some things repeat being mentioned at the beginning and the end which aren't needed, and would be better if put up front in a better written form. You can find what you are looking for, but it takes a while to find it since it seems buried.

Clarity: It's fuzzy at times just because there is too much text to wade through and things aren't short and concise.

Graphics: These were probably the best part of the whole rulebook. They were very informative and really added a lot to the explanations, without them the rulebook definitely would have been too much to dig through.

Plus they really are perfect for showing how cool the unique monster building in the game really is and it makes you excited to play the game.

Depth: The rulebook looks like it covers everything but getting to it can be kind of a pain as mentioned before.

Writing: While it had that professional feel and I didn't notice any typos, it definitely could have been better. Mostly, a lot of the things in the rulebook should have been slimmed down, the overview feels too long, the setup section could have been explained MUCH better with just a proper picture instead of such a huge chunk of text, and in general the entire rulebook feels like it has way more text then it needs. It makes reading tedious and makes searching for things a bit more annoying.

We promise Susan isn't a mutated monster, just a friendly rulebook loving mustache! But what did Susan think of the rulebook? On the Susan Rating Scale this game gets:

Susan's Explanation: You can definitely play the game with the rulebook which is why I didn't give it Two Curls Down, but this rulebook just feels crowded and is tedious to read through. Things really need to be shortened up to be quick, clear, and concise you can can get to the fun of the game faster instead of wading through the rulebook.

Well that's it for today's rulebook review! If you have any thoughts on the rulebook be sure to leave us a comment! For more rulebook related goodness be sure to check out Rulebook Review or subscribe to our geeklist. Until next time: Every Game Deserves A Good Rulebook.
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