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An Urbion contest: The Unity & The Alignment - 2 microexpansions for Urbion using no new components

Morten Monrad Pedersen
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Instead of doing what I should be doing I somehow ended up creating 2 micro-expansions for Urbion. They’re both played using only the cards in the game box and the rules are short, so the barrier to entry is low.

I’m using them to run a small contest where the winner gets a 0.01 (the world famous “almost-no prize”) and the loser gets 100 (to put a spotlight on their awful performance ) - read on if you want to win one of these fabulous prices.

Urbion is out of print and has been hard to find for a few years, but this shop has the French version in stock (€18) and since the components are language independent and the English rules can be downloaded here you have no excuse not to participate .

The deadline for the contest is the 1st of September 8:00 AM CET.

Contest and expansion rules

The expansion rulesheet is here.

You must play with the 2 expansions separately but can play as many times as you want, and you can use the expansions from the game if you want to.

Scoring points

For each play count up your score by summing the factors below.

• 1000 points for winning the game.
• 100 pts for completing The Unity or The Alignment.
• 10 points per city earned. The Arch-Squares (the extra city cards from the second expansion from the game itself) don’t count.
• 1 point per card left in the deck if you win (this will be the parameter that decides positions among those who win the game).

Add up your highest score for The Unity and your highest score for The Alignment and post them in a comment below. If you play multiple plays spread over multiple days, please post a comment each day, so we can all follow along. I’ll maintain a score board.

The winner is the participant who scores the most points and the loser is the one who scores the least. In case of ties for first place the winner is the participant who posted their score first and for last place ties the last place goes to the player who posted their score first.



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