Whichever option to proceed is chosen, various real challenges await the players. They test their dexterity, endurance, agility, perceptivity, knowledge, courage and teamwork. The game develops depending on the Results of these challenges. They can lead to further forks in the road, new challenges, availability of new options, different reactions of the characters the team encounters on the journey and, ultimately they affect the outcome of the game.
Throughout the game players develop their own attributes – Authority and Reputation. Depending on the decisions made and results of challenges the indicators can go up or down. They influence both how the adventures develop and the Epilogues of the journey.
The combination of various potential options and choices on the road, challenges and their varying results makes The Road to Bethlehem a different game each time you play it.
Depending on how your game progressed your meeting with the Holy Family will be different. If, of course, you manage to find the humble little Manger in time and space. It might turn out not to be all that easy…