The Scythe Complete Rulebook is 136 pages (printed on the fancy paper we’ve used in other recent rulebooks). An initial print run will be available on our webstore (fulfilled from the US, CA, UK, and AU) in the summer of 2020 for $20.
We’ll also offer a low-res, black-and-white PDF version for free (there is a robust index in the printed version, but searching a PDF is handy as well), followed later in 2020 by a hardcover version for $25. This product will only be available directly from Stonemaier Games.
Over the last few years, particularly as the number of Scythe expansions, accessories, and promos grew, a number of people asked me if I would consider printing a single book containing all of the rules. My response has been that it’s actually a big project if done well, and it wasn’t something I wanted to devote my graphic designer’s time to (we keep Christine very busy). A few people have even reached out to me to say they would compile the full rulebook, but then they realize how much work it is.
But then something unexpected happened. Not only did Scythe fans Matt and Brittany reach out to me last year to say they were interested in taking the time to compile, organize, and index a complete Scythe rulebook…they actually did it! I was amazed by what they pulled off. In addition to compiling all Scythe rules in one place (including, for example, all of the mech abilities on consecutive pages, while still providing spoiler warnings when applicable, as well as all Automa content), they also included frequently asked questions and answers on a card-by-card basis. This isn’t just a rulebook–it’s the internet of Scythe, all in one place.