Are the rules available online somewhere?
I have the game and it does have some kind of a rule book.
The game is at home but I wanna read through the rules before.
It's a fearful thing, to fall into the Hands of the Living God!
Tell me, have you found the Yellow Sign?
It's not really a rulebook. Basically it is an introduction into how the game works in general, and then a few hints and general (helpful) information.
While that does sound like a rulebook, the actual rules can be summed up in very few sentences (omitting the special scenario rules):
1. At the start of the scenario you are given a time frame. Put the X marker on the time track (on the space mentioned). This will be the last space you can have an encounter on. Afterwards your investigation ends. Also put the time tracker (the hourglass marker) next to the time track.
2. You can end your investigation any time you feel like you know enough. If you do, skip to the questions of the scenario and try to answer as many as possible. Correct answers will provide you points. However, if you have visited too many locations (a number you do not know beforehand), you will have to deduct points. You could also be given other penalties, depending on your choices.
3. You start an investigation by reading the introduction. It will contain your first clues. Read carefully. Afterwards, read the corresponding newspaper. Then think on which leads you have been given. These can be in the form of names or locations. You also have "general leads" in the Introduction paper (the one that seems to be the rules) - general locations you can visit if you feel like these could have important information.
4. Now it is time to follow up on a lead (or something you think is a lead) by "visiting" a location. If you have a name, or a name for a location, look it up in the Directory. It will have an entry comprising a letter and a number. If you decide to visit the location
- move the time marker to the next space (or the first one - day one, morning - if this is the start of your investigateion)
- make an entry in the ledger that you are visiting the location
- take the case book, and look for an entry headed by the coordinate provided in the directory
- If there is an entry, read it. It might provide more clues or leads. It might, however, not, or provide red herrings. You have to deduce and decide for yourself which are important and which are not.
- You can only read the entry as long as you are in the location. If you visit another location, and forgot the content you read earlier, you will have to visit the location again to do so.
- It is possible that there is no entry in the case book under the coordinate you are looking for. This still counts as a location visited (and costs you time), but you simply found nothing of interest at that location.
That is it, basically.
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