Reading Rulebooks

Reading Rulebooks Episode Eleven – Scythe

Reading Rulebooks is a podcast dedicated to reading through rulebooks and teaching games! In this podcast I directly read the rulebook as well as discuss the game and try to clear up potential areas of confusion.

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This week we are going to cover the rules for Scythe. Scythe is a game designed by Jamey Stegmaier and is illustrated by Jakub Rozalski. The game is published by Stonemaier Games. Expansions include Scythe: Encounters (2018), Scythe: Rise of Fenris (2018), Scythe: The Wind Gambit (2017), and Scythe: Invaders from Afar (2016).


00:00 MCG Introduction

03:55 Important Concepts

06:19 Types of Units

07:45 Setup

13:24 Gameplay

37:37 Faction Abilities

40:18 Combat

47:04 Encounters

50:07 The Factory

53:05 Objectives

54:27 Alliances and Bribes

55:08 Placing Stars

56:20 Game End and Scoring

1:01:05 Characters

1:04:15 Highlighted Rules

1:09:47 MCG Thoughts

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