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The Department has published the FAQ for their game. You've got questions, they've got answers.



From them to you:

The rules have been out for a little while now and we have compiled some questions regarding the rules.


The Department now has print copies available for purchase if you prefer to have a real book in your hands, rather than just a pdf.



From them to you:

Printed versions of the rulebook have been posted on the online store. The Price includes worldwide shipping.


The Department, a sci-fi Noir tabletop Wargame/RGP by Joseph Dragovich is coming to Salute 2012.



From the announcement:

After a successful Kickstarter and months of development, The Department is ready for released at Salute 2012. We’ll be at table GD16 running demo games all day. Come on down and see what the game is all about. But more importantly, we’ll be releasing the Printed rulebook at the show!

We expect these books sell pretty quickly so we’re going to run a simple pre-order system to let us better estimate the stock we will need at the show.

If know you want to get copy at the show, send an email with your name and the number of books you want to TheDepartmentPreOrder@gmail.com and we will set a copy aside for you. No payment is necessary; you can pay for the book at the show. If you are a Kickstarter backer and you want to pick up your rewards at the show, send us an email as well.

We will also be carrying some stock from our miniature partner Effigy Miniatures (http://www.effigyminis.com/) . The Department official figures will unfortunately not be available at the show due to problems with the caster. However, every purchase of the book will come with a coupon for 15% off the official range when it is available later in May.


Four-Color Figures have reached the funding goal for their The Department sic-fi rules. From their announcement:
With just two days to go, we have shot past our funding goal. I'd like to extend my sincere thanks to everyone who has already pledged and helped make this game a reality. If you haven't pledged yet, now is time to get in on the action. Many of our rewards are available only to Kickstarter backers so if you want a t-shirt or a signed poster, consider backing the project. Many thank to our backers and the wargaming community as a whole. You have shown that crowd funding can work for miniature wargaming projects.
The Department is in the last days of its fundraising effort. From their announcement:
With just three days left on the Kickstarter drive, we are tantalizingly close to our goal. We only need 16 more backers at the $50 level to fully fund the project. We've raised almost $3000 so far if our goal of $3800 and pledges keep coming in. Now is your chance to get exclusive rewards for Kickstarter backers, such as t-shirts, posters and the chance to have your face drawn into the game art. In addition, the development team and I will be handwriting and signing a personal thank you to our backers in every book purchased through Kickstarter. By backing the project you will receive a unique product that you helped create.
This is the last week of fundraising for Four-Color Figures The Department sci-fi rules. The Department From their announcement:
The Kickstarter drive is entering its final week. We've raised over $2000 for the game so far. A big thanks to everyone who has already pledged, but we still need more pledges to reach our funding goal. Kickstarter uses all or nothing funding, so if we fail to make our funding goal, no money changes hands and the game will not be produced. We've got a lot of great rewards such as T-shirts and posters, not to mention signed, numbered copies of the rules. Our lead illustrator, Dave Powell will even draw your face into the final game artwork. All backers will be acknowledged in the rules. So if you like Goalsystem or investigation gaming, consider backing the project.
Four-Color Figures have sent along an update on the progress of their Kickstarter project to develop their The Department sci-fi rules. From their announcement:
Due to the generous pledges of the gaming community, we've raised over $1,500 so far. We would like to give a big thanks to everyone who has already pledged. The Kickstarter drive has 12 days left and we really think we can achieve our funding goal. There are a lot of great rewards on our Kickstarter page such as signed t-shirts and posters along with copies of the rules and a chance to have your picture included in the game art. So if you like Goalsystem or noir sci-fi, why not think about backing the project? Rewards start as low as $10.
Four-Color Figures is having a Facebook based contest to promote their upcoming The Department sci-fi rules. From their announcement:
I'd like to announce The Department Facebook contest. All you have to do is like our Facebook page. That's it. We'll select one person to receive a free signed print edition of the game. Three other lucky people will receive a free PDF, or, eBook version of the game. You can also find The Department on our Kickstarter page.
Four-Color Figures have posted an Example of Play from their upcoming The Department rules. From their announcement:
Four Color Figures has posted an example of play on The Department official website. The Department can also be found on Kickstarter.