Played once with this expansion, 3pl. For some reason, I was the only one to go after one of the new Tower tiles. Ended up with the Spyglass. Seemed to me at first the weakest of the 4 Tower Powers, but found it pretty useful. Still didn't win the game though. The Roman defender cards didn't come up either.
Got this as the insert in Gamer's Quarterly magazine. Got a free second copy from my FLGS when they had sold all copies of the magazine. They let me have the tile sheet that they had taped up to the shelf advertising the mag & insert. Never used either before the publication of Traders & Barbarians w. it's updated version.
Several good features in the City. Gives neutral characters a place to go. Just don't run out of money while in the City or you could get stuck in there for quite a while. (One of the Laws of the City: "It is illegal to be penniless. We have standards to maintain.") High Mage is far too powerful and far to easy to become.