Is the game completely designed?
Yes. Other than a few minor tweaks to the Rule Book based on beta-players’ questions, it is ready to produce.
Last updated: June 29, 2021 06:09
Do I need to have read the novels to play the game?
Absolutely not. (And our reviewers and testers, none of whom have read the books, have raved anyway!) The game was designed as a completely standalone product. We did our best to include the novels’ quirkiness in the game design (especially the characters). If you want to get into the role-play aspect a bit, there is a section of the Rule Book that gives suggestions. If you really want to get into it, yeah, read the novels. It will make the game’s story a bit richer, but it won’t change the challenge or affect the play at all.
Last updated: June 29, 2021 06:09
Where is it being printed?
It will be printed overseas. While this takes more time (and adds to the transportation costs), it also allows us to improve quality of printing and offer some cool extras that we couldn’t provide without the overall cost savings of offshore printing.
Last updated: August 04, 2021 04:34
When do I get my game and my other rewards?
If the reward is a story, novel, or audiobook, you will get a link to download it soon. Here’s a rough timeline of when you’ll get the game: * Kickstarter ended 7/20 (Behind The Scenes: we’ll be choosing the final providers based on the funding success and setting up the initial orders) * Surveys sent to backers 8/4 (BTS: KS sent us the money and we’ll place firm orders with all providers this week.) * 4-6 weeks to print and assemble (BTS: setting up logistics and making sure your information is 100% ready for fulfillment) * ship from factory to distributor (4-6 weeks for offshore-printed transoceanic shipping + customs clearance) * 1 week assembly (including physical add-ons, upgrades, and packaging) (BTS: all in the hands of the fulfillment/shipper) * 1-2 weeks shipping (BTS: in the hands of mailing services)
If everything goes great? September. Realistic goal? Halloween. If surprises happen? November. (BTS: we will keep you constantly updated. Also, check the KS project page at any time as we’ll be keeping an updated timeline in place of the project image.)
Last updated: August 04, 2021 06:14
I have questions about how to play.
Try these resources. If you still have questions, ping us at gamemasters (at) the-great-chase (dot) com. • Print-and-play Rule Book • Video tutorial at Librarium Games: https://librarium.games/wp/rule-book-the-great-chase/ • GamePlay FAQs: https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2681741/frequently-asked-questions-faq
Last updated: June 29, 2021 07:16
The Training Mission only has information for playing 3 characters, what about when we have 6 gamers?
The Training Mission was kept simple with just 3 characters in play to simplify the idea. All of the regular play Mission Cards have additional information for 4, 5, or 6 characters in play. Also, the number of characters in play does not have to match the number of gamers. A solitaire round could be all 6 characters or 2 gamers could play 5 characters cooperatively. Six gamers could play 3 (at the expert level this is probably the most challenging and fun form of play there is–don’t play Miranda or Holly and it may be nearly impossible, just sayin’).
Last updated: July 05, 2021 05:09
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