Story Points are tokens that you get in the game for playing out the relationships you define in the first phase of the game. For example, you can define that another character "makes you crazy" and get a few story points when you have a scene with them in which they frustrate you.
Story points can be turned into dice during the game when you are rolling to defeat threat. You might, for example, turn in a story point to use an asset (like "A Swarm of Nanobots") to help you fix a broken airlock on your ship.
Story points are a huge part of the game and the Magpie Games issued ones are a perfect fit for your gaming table. They are lightweight, a nice size, and easy to toss around from player to player.
Absolutely! While we will probably send out drafts of the game to our backers to get feedback and show progress, the "early release PDF" will be a finished copy of Our Last Best Hope, delivered to you before it goes on sale!
The custom flash drive will house all of the PDFs this Kickstarter generates, original art we don't have room for in the main books, and exclusive video. We'll be shooting, documenting, and recording everything we can as we put this project together, and we'll put all those files on to the flash for you to enjoy. If there's something specific you'd like to see, let us know!
Domestic shipping is covered for all backer rewards. Canadian backers should add $10. All other international backers should add $15. Don't worry about adding anything extra for the SUPPORT STAFF rewards; we'll cover shipping those stickers. Thanks!
Our Last Best Hope will be roughly 100 black and white pages with a color cover. It will contain everything you need to play the game, with the exception of dice, index cards, and a sharpie. If we reach $6,000, the Expansion Book will be roughly the same size.
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