Et tu Brutus? …
After a four-year absence, Republic of Rome returns
to WBC in triumph. Or at least attempts to if the faithful can
still be found …
"He already has 16 influence, so can we really afford
to send him out there with a “triumph sized” army?"
“But Rome is in peril and he’s the best general we’ve got!
How can we NOT!?"
I’d like to encourage new players to join us this year, and
previous players to return for another try. While RoR does
take some learning, it’s the type of game where a new (or rusty)
player can quite happily spend the first turn or two getting
the hang of the mechanics with little damage to the enjoyability
of the game, or to his ultimate chances of success.
And beyond that it\s a wonderfully immersive gaming experience,
a great social game and a heck of a lot of fun to play.
See you on the senate floor!
This year we will be using the Valley Games version, with
the version 1.04 living rules (http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/53063/living-rules-v1-04).
The AH version may be used only if all players agree.
Optional rules 2.01 (Pontifex Maximus) and 2.04 (Legionary
Disbandment and Recall) will be used.
Rule 1.04.3 (Public Agreements) will not be enforced (in this
GM’s opinion it often causes more problems than it solves. Caveat
All games will be played with the Middle Republic scenario
unless all players at the table agree to use the early or late
Republic in its place.
While the game can win (i.e. Rome falls) in the preliminary
rounds, WBC requires that each tournament have a winner. If Rome
falls in the Final then the game will be decided by total faction
influence at the game end. If two factions are tied then whichever
player had the higher ranking method of advancement to the Final
Tie breakers for advancement to the Final:
1. Single win, march on Rome
2. Single win, consul for Life
3. Single win, most influence in first heat entered
4. Single win, most influence
5. Single win, average of place in all heats entered
6. Runner-up, highest percentage of the winner’s influence
7. Runner-up, average place in all heats entered