It is recommended that first time players read the sections within the Game Preparation and Core Concepts chapters as the content within explains the core concepts for games played with the CQ StoryHammer role-playing game system.
One player will need to be the Narrator in order to play. If you are the Narrator, you will need a story for the Leads (each other player is known as a Lead) to play through. You can write your own story or refer to this website for recommended stories (coming soon). As the Narrator, you will want to become familiar with the story and the rules or StoryHammer. You need not memorize the story or the rules but you should become enough of an expert to know where to find the answers when you need them.