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08-13-2012, 09:40 AM
The Great Heartland Hauling Co: A card game for 2-4 truckers
This project will be funded on Thursday Sep 6, 11:59pm EDT.

In The Great Heartland Hauling Co. players take on the role of medium haul Midwest truck drivers doing their best to make a living by hauling goods for big suppliers. Players truck to various locations around America's Heartland, picking up and dropping off goods using matching cards from their hands. All locations have native goods that require fewer cards to load; other locations may pay a premium for those goods but may also require more fuel - and time - to get there with the cargo. With limited space in each trailer and only five cards in hand at a time, players will have to expertly manage their resources, as well as play the odds and press their luck to be the best trucker on the road.
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(http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kickstarter.com%2Fprojects%2 Fdicehateme%2Fthe-great-heartland-hauling-co-a-card-game-for-2-4&media=http%3A%2F%2Fdicehatemegames.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2012%2F08%2Fanatomyofcardsforp romo.jpg)The Great Heartland Hauling Co. will offer a lot of replay value through the use of cards to create a variable board set-up each game. The game will include 60 goods cubes, 4 thick cardboard trucks, and 46 resource cards - required for pick-up and delivery - that are drawn from a shared draft board, as well as 19 fuel cards, which are used to move about the Heartland. The cards and components will be of the same high quality as in Carnival (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dicehateme/carnival-a-deck-and-dice-game), the first release from Dice Hate Me Games. The box size will also be the same, so you can easily take it with you on the road!
The Great Heartland Hauling Co. is a game for 2 to 4 players, ages 10 and up, and designed by Jason Kotarski. Hear more about Jason's design process and the development of the game on Episode 33 of The State of Games (http://dicehateme.com/2012/07/the-state-of-games-episode-33-the-one-about-the-heartland/).
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(http://dicehatemegames.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/HeartlandRulesProof731.pdf)If you'd like to dig deeper into The Great Heartland Hauling Co., you candownload the rules right here (http://dicehatemegames.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/HeartlandRulesProof731.pdf). Just bear in mind that we're still refining things a bit to make sure they are the best and clearest they can be. Also, we can always make the rulebook longer to make room for more advanced play and to incorporate some expansion ideas (with more components) that have been in development for awhile - if there's enough interest. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.
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We'll be working on a video tutorial to show exactly how you play, step-by-step, so be sure to check back for updates over the next couple of weeks.