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I realized last spring that my local group was likely to be on FtF hiatus for some time and that World Boardgaming Championships wasn't going to happen. So I got together with some friends and rented out an airBnB for a weekend to hold our own "CoronaCon"!

We're doing it again this year, over Memorial Day weekend (CoronaCon: The Second Wave). I'm hoping to get in some #Struggle of Empires#Time of Crisis: The Roman Empire in Turmoil, 235-284 AD, #Pax Pamir (Second Edition), and probably some #Oceans. That and drink plenty of brown liquor. :)

Howdy all!

1. I was looking for an alternative to BGG, and found it... on BGG. :)

2. I played the usual mass-market stuff as a kid, but started playing hobby games in 2008.

3. Hmm... Probably #Root, #Time of Crisis: The Roman Empire in Turmoil, 235-284 AD, and #Kraftwagen.

Happy to be here, and I'm impressed so far!

I'm still going with the moors for my southern theme. But, I am changing my eastern theme. Cathay seems much to boring.

Why was the West Kingdom the West Kingdom and not the North, or South, Or East, Or plain Kingdom? It was because it is referencing itself to the Eastern part of the Roman Empire.... Byzantium was still standing in that time period. It was besieged constantly by the ottomans and other groups. It was the center of intrigue, of mysticism, It was the capital of the "Christian" east, and the place where "Christianity was the weakest. I can see all sorts of great game ideas in Byzantium. There is intrigue, there is defense, there is governance..... And, the theme/timeline tie in better with the west kingdom than the Cathay does.

Of course, they could do the ottomans if they wanted to. That would be interesting as well.

I sort of made my pitch in the other thread. Basically I took the crisis of the third century Roman Empire and put it in space. I find the Roman Empire during the crisis years as very fascinating, and moving it into space adds all kinds of interesting potential. I wanted the game to really focus on player interactions and competition for the throne, while ignoring or fighting invading space aliens at the same time. Which is what the real Romans did. 

I don't know much about that time of the Roman Empire, but it does sound interesting, and putting it in space is a great way to explore that history in a unique way. Kind of an "alternate history" type of thing. I dig it.