Re-Opening Date: Monday, June 30, 2008
Duration: Five weeks
Map Script: Archipelago
Game Speed: Epic
Leader: Joao II
World Size: Large
Opponents: Yes, there are some.
Extras: No Random Events
Beyond the Sword v3.17
Our shipwrights are the best in the world. You are entrusted to
lead Portugal in its goal to explore the seas and settle new lands.
Beware: Many other civilizations have the same idea! Use your global
influence to achieve victory.
and Scoring: There are no variant rules for this event. The
primary goal is to have fun and to explore the new colonies feature
in Beyond the Sword. However, there are points to be earned!
victories (of either type) count as a BIG win. Any other type of
victory counts as a small win.
who qualify for a BIG win are eligible for bonus points. You score
one bonus point for each civilization (including yourself) that
votes for you in the final diplomatic victory vote (i.e. the one
you win). The more colonies you split off from your civilization,
the more bonus points you will be eligible to score. A screenshot
of the votes will be handy in tallying the bonus scoring.
victories will be listed in bonus points order. Small victories
will be listed alphabetically, with the type and date of victory
For anyone who has not attempted Emperor before: Do not be discouraged.
This is meant to be a moderate (not extreme) game, and the high
difficulty setting is chosen to compensate for the trouble the AI
has on water-based maps. If you play most of your games on Monarch
or Prince I still think you will have fun with this one :).
Monday, August 4, 2008. Reports due by the end of August 5, your
Epic Fifteen results.