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Subject: Rapine, Pillage & Plunder: New 2-Player Print-and-Play Game rss

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Andrew S. Fischer
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Europe, c. 450 A.D. Barbarians are running amok, raiding villages for women (rapine), weapons (pillage) and gold (plunder). Will your tribe reign supreme in this savage contest for survival?

Game play alternates between the players. On your turn, you have a choice of three actions:

Rapine, pillage or plunder (RPP)
Move
Discard a card

The cards serve the three above purposes. Most of the time, players will move to villages and perform RPP. Sometimes, however, when a barbarian tribe gets a little cocky, a battle will occur between the players. These are settled smoothly using the symbols on the cards in hand, and rest assured--tribute will be paid by the loser!

I designed Rapine, Pillage & Plunder because I feel there's a dearth of fun, light, yet not-too-simple two-player games. I believe that this game helps fill that void. (Publishers take note). It's aimed at casual gamers but has enough in the way of tactics and tough choices to appeal to more seasoned gamers, as well.
 
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Erik R.
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asfhgwt wrote:

I designed Rapine, Pillage & Plunder because I feel there's a dearth of fun, light, yet not-too-simple two-player games.


I'm not really feeling that the name sells it as "fun and light".

"Rapine" is also not a very commonly used word, and looks like a side-step for putting "Raping" on the box (but it's probably what everyone is thinking anyway).
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Jin Juku
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Yea, pretty much not going to play a game with my wife that has "rapine" in the title.

Edit: I know it's not the other word that it sounds like, but it's going to be too much effort to explain that, and I don't think she'd completely buy into it anyway.

I'm sorry, it's just too obscure a word, and too close phonetically to be able to sit down with anybody and play it (I think).
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Ghoest McLellan
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No means no.
 
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