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Will you save Rome, or destroy her? A quick tactical card game with ancient battles, deck construction and lots of replayability.
Will you save Rome, or destroy her? A quick tactical card game with ancient battles, deck construction and lots of replayability.
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Challenges, New Abilities, Competitions and This Month

Posted by SunTzuGames (Creator)

Attention Legionaries, 

I hope you've all enjoyed the Christmas Holidays, it certainly was a busy time for me and my family. This update has a lot of meat and new things for you to check out, so lets just get right to it :)

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First off, I must admit that I have had some serious challenges completing the tasks I aimed for in December. 

Finalize the Ancient Battles catalog: This proved to be much harder than first anticipated due to the catalog being the same size as the rulebook. 

It took a lot of time for me to redesign and adjust the Ancient Battles to this small format. In the end I had to change them so that there are only 1v1 battles. This means I'll put all 2v2 battles in the online library, that I'll launch once the game releases. 

The Ancient Battle catalog is now done and has been send to Whatz Games. 

Order the printing of Barbarian Uprising at the local printer: While the ordering itself isn't the problem. It took me much longer to finalize the expansion cards for Barbarian Uprising. 

The cards are now ready to be ordered on Monday. Hereafter I'm going to ship the copies to all Prototype Backers who chose Barbarian Uprising. 

You can see a preview of the Barbarian Uprising cards here - (remember that it's still a WIP)

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New Abilities

And now that we're talking about the new cards, I'd like to introduce them to you in more detail and show you the new features. 

Helvetii will be the first faction to feature tactics that'll stay on the battlefield until your next turn. This will allow you to try and force specific actions from your opponent on their turn. 

And thumps up for Lukas' work -

Next we have the Iceni faction. They too introduces a new aspect to Burning Rome. The "trigger" ability. This ability requires that the card is already in your hand, but it'll be possible to trigger this ability whenever the conditions are met on your opponent's turn. 

More awesome illustrations from Mirco -

The Cimbri faction also utilizes the "trigger" ability, often combined with other offensive abilities, making the Cimbri a very potent enemy. 

Can't wait to see the final illustrations from Saida, who's provided some great work so far -

The first four factions of Burning Rome introduced four abilities to the game. But with the arrival of the Arverni, you'll be introduced to two new ones. The "when drawn" and "trigger" ability. This will make the Arverni a very unpredictable enemy to face. 

The great Arverni illustrations were created by Jorge -

Below you can see a summary of all six abilities:

Get to the Dropbox - - and let me know what you think :)

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After completing the third vote/competition on Facebook, I've decided that I'll continue with such events for the rest of 2018, hopefully building a strong community surrounding the Burning Rome games :)

Make sure to join on Monday - - and let me know what you think about my next question :)

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This Month

My to-do for this month (January) looks like this:

  • Order the printing of Barbarian Uprising at the local printer (Monday). 
  • Pack and ship the Barbarian Uprising prototypes (asap).
  • Follow up on the production at Whatz Games (continuously).
  • Follow up on agreement with fulfillment service. 
  • Start on "The Art of Burning Rome"

Next update will be in beginning/mid of February. 

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That's all for now. It'll be a very straight forward trip from here, as everything is in the hands of Whatz Games. I can't wait to hear what you think about the game - thank you for the support :) 

Best regards Emil

Quote of the day - Kaede: "Gorgeous and amazing. It's great to hear from you. I really love the new "general" and "auxilia" cards. Incredible art."


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    1. ManO

      Thanks for this report !
      Happy new year. Can't wait to play it !