In 64 A.D., a great fire originating from the slums of Rome quickly spreads to destroy much of the city, including the imperial palace. Upon hearing news of the fire, Emperor Nero Caesar races back to Rome from his private estate in Antium and sets up shelters for the displaced population. Reporting directly to Nero, you are responsible for rebuilding the structures lost in the fire and restoring Glory to Rome.
Glory to Rome is a card-based city building and resource management game with a novel mechanism. Each card may act as a building, a client, a raw material, or a valuable resource, frequently forcing players into difficult decisions regarding how each card should be used. In addition, much of the game is played from the discard pool, giving players some control over what cards are accessible to opponents. Actions are triggered by a form of card-driven role selection -- the active player leader a role, and other players may follow if they discard a matching card from hand (to the pool). Players who don't follow may 'think' to draw more cards. There are thus strong interactions between the different uses of cards. Scoring is a combination of completing buildings and storing resources, with end-of-game bonuses for storing a diverse assortment. Game length is player-controlled, and is triggered in a few different ways.
The lighthearted artwork of the original editions was replaced by minimalist art in the 'black box' edition, and both have been the source of great controversy. Many of the non-English editions use more conventional artwork.
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193 playing cards
144 Order cards (of 40 different available types)
36 Sites (building types are built at particular sites)
Mini Campamentos invertidos en Español, para la versión de Homoludicus o Europea.
Son 6 mini campamentos del mismo tamaño de las cartas, pensados para tener una versión más transportable del juego.
Basado gráfica y funcionalmente en [geekurl=/image/1084685/glory-rome]éste mini camp[/geekurl] incluído en la Edición Black Box en Inglés.
This is the libreoffice odg file that produces Swedish language pasteups for Glory to Rome. The colours are designed for the IV edition, and the pasteups fit nicely inside these cards when sleeved.
Carl Hallén (my bother-in-law) did the bulk of the work on this file. I took his translations, fixed some typos and errors, got it to format nicely and got the colours to print in a fine fashion (at least on my printer).
This document would also be a useful starting point for people who want to make pasteups in their own language. All the graphical elements could be reused -- you would only have to substitute the appropriate texts. And, of course, anyone interested in doing this is encouraged to do so by both of us.
The file combines two sets of score sheets for Glory to Rome with the Black Box design. One with black background and the other without. The first one has a better design (all black !), but the second one will save ink...
Eine Spielerhilfe für Ruhm für Rom, die alles abdeckt, was NICHT auf dem Tableau steht. Also Spielablauf und Endwertung. Sehr nützlich um das Spiel zu erklären oder selbst kurz aufzufrischen.
In Spielgrafik und passend skaliert damit es in die Originalschachtel passt.
A player aid for glory to rome (german edition). It contains all information for the game, which is NOT on the tableau, such as game phases, actions and scoring at the end of the game. Very useful for teaching the game.
The Design is in the style of the game and everything is scaled accordingly to fit right into the original game box.