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Frances McGregor
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I picked up this game because it looked pretty cool. Does anyone have any English rules for this game? Google/@nifty translations aren't very good.

There are some rules here:
http://ayatsurare.webcrow.jp/product_03palace.html

And I can provide scans from the copy I have.

Thanks!
 
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Pretty soon.
 
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I'm glad English rules will be posted. I think this game deserves wider notice.

I just picked it up over the weekend, and thanks to jetlag-induced insomnia, I read through the Japanese rules. The theme and setup remind me of Shadows over the Empire, though the actual gameplay is substantially different. I wish I had someone nearby to play against, because I don't know how much of the strategy will be apparent from running through it solo.

I'm actually impressed by what appears to be the medium-level complexity of the game. The clerk at the shop where I bought it couldn't tell me more than two sentences about it, so I was afraid it would turn out to be another light filler. I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of thought that it must take to manage the various cards and tokens. I am also relieved that it allows the players to interact with their neighbors (or at least one neighbor) without directly attacking them; I don't like games to be too vicious.
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Uploading the rules now; they'll be approved soon I believe. Just a quickie, I didn't format it or anything, just a translated text file.

The interaction is indirect choice denial; basically you get to manipulate the options for the next player, and if he screws up his combinations of cards and discs, then you are the one he pays penalty to. When we tried it out on four players, it was a bit AP warning, and sometimes pretty chaotic. Probably better on 3.
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Thank you so much for the English rules! I look forward to playing the game!
 
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I read your rules and I remember it being the same when I played except for the part where you say keep 1 purple disc to the side for the time being, but I couldn't find what eventually happened to this disc.

thanks for your help.

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Not the slightest idea either, actually. I keep forgetting the rules I've translated, I'm afraid

I can check later if you remind me.
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it says 62 cards, but the individual card counts only add up to 59?
 
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The contents table say 3x8 + 2x14 + 6x4 which is 62. You're missing cards?
 
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Extra purple disc is used only in round 2
 
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