FAQ: Rosenstrasse
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This game seems quite dark. What is it like to play?

We’ve now run the game for more than 150 players in five countries. Our players report that it’s moving and transformational, with moments of both joy and despair, relief and horror. We don’t recommend this as a beer-and-pretzels game, and we strongly suggest that you treat the material with the respect it deserves. However, if you come to the game ready for the tough stuff it addresses, our playtesting tells us that you will have an unforgettable experience.

Last updated: February 18, 2019 10:08

What difficult content should I expect to encounter in play?

The Holocaust is front-and-center in this game. You should expect to encounter story elements related to the persecution and mass murder of Jews. The game also includes threats to children, casual violence, hate speech directed at the characters, depictions of mental illness, and the loss of civil liberties. We have provided pre-game workshops to help players calibrate on what to expect, a post-game debrief to help process the game, and the facilitator has instructions for how to support players in dealing with this material during play. In turn, we don’t shy away from these difficult topics.

Last updated: February 18, 2019 10:08

You said Rosenstrasse is designed as a one-shot. Will I be able to replay?

There are a total of eight characters to play, and players take on the role of two of them during a game. So, you can absolutely replay the game and get a very different experience each time. Even playing the same characters can result in very different outcomes, as choices inform later events. Many of our players have also gone on to facilitate for others. For example, one of our early facilitators has played the game twice and run it four times, and reports getting a new experience or understanding each time.

Last updated: February 20, 2019 07:33

Can I add on to my pledge for a copy of the War Birds anthology?

Not during the Kickstarter campaign, but we will have that option available within BackerKit after the campaign closes.

Last updated: February 20, 2019 07:33

Can I donate more than one physical copy of the game?

Yes! Back at the Donor level to purchase one copy for yourself and donate one to a participating institution. Simply add $30 to your pledge for each additional copy you’d like to donate!

Last updated: March 15, 2019 11:56

Can I donate my Resistor copy or both copies at the Protestor level?

Yes, you can! When you get to the shipping screen in Backerkit, instead of your name, please enter “DO NOT SHIP - PLEASE DONATE” in the address field. Thank you for your support!

Last updated: July 18, 2019 08:11

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