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Year Published
1977
# of Players
2
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Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
180 minutes
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12 and up
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Imperium
Alternate Names
Empire
インペリウム
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Imperium is a 2-player game of space empire conflict set in 22nd Century AD, and in the history of the Traveller role playing game. It simulates the clash between Earth (Terra) and an alien civilization, represented in the form of a widespread Empire (the Ziru Sirka). Both sides have a variety of starships and ground forces to choose from. Movement takes place via 'jumps' from one star to the next, and conflict is resolved at these 'points'.

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Game contents

  • Rules
  • 4-piece mapboard
  • 1 six-sided die
  • History of the Imperium
  • Charts
  • Turn Record Chart / Resource Units Chart
  • 352 counters:
    • 176 Terran counters (blue / green):
      • 11 Transports (TR)
      • 2 Tankers (AO)
      • 11 Scouts (SC)
      • 11 Destroyers (DD)
      • 11 Light Cruisers (CL)
      • 11 Strike Cruisers (CS)
      • 11 Heavy Cruisers (CR)
      • 5 Dreadnoughts (B)
      • 6 Battleships (BB)
      • 11 Monitors (M)
      • 11 Missile Boats (MB)
      • 11 Fighters (F)
      • 2 Motherships (MS)
      • 10 Regular Troops (4 x 2, 3 x 3 and 1 x 4)
      • 4 Jump Troops (2 x 4, 1 x 5 and 1 x 6)
      • 22 Outpost markers
      • 11 World markers
      • 11 Planetary Defence markers
      • 4 Bookkeeping markers (blank, 0, 00 and War/Peace)
    • 176 Imperial counters (red / black):
      • 11 Transports (TR)
      • 2 Tankers (AO)
      • 11 Scouts (SC)
      • 11 Destroyers (DD)
      • 11 Light Cruisers (CL)
      • 11 Strike Cruisers (CS)
      • 11 Heavy Cruisers (CR)
      • 5 Attack Cruisers (CA)
      • 5 Dreadnoughts (B1)
      • 6 Improved Dreadnoughts (B2)
      • 6 Battleships (BB)
      • 11 Monitors (M), 1 with Terran stats
      • 12 Fighters (F), one with a black ship
      • 1 Mothership (MS)
      • 12 Regular Troops (2 x 1, 6 x 2, 4 x 3)
      • 4 Jump Troops (1 x 3, 1 x 4, 1 x 5 and 1 x 6)
      • 20 Outpost markers
      • 11 World markers
      • 11 Planetary Defence markers
      • 4 Bookkeeping markers (blank, 0, 00 and Glory)


Magazine References:

Campaign Article Index:

Dragon (Issue 20 - Nov 1978)

  • Rules Clarifications and Addenda for Imperium (By Marc Miller)

Dragon (Issue 27 - Jul 1979)

  • Expanding Imperium (By Roberto Camino)

Dragon (Issue 39 - Jul 1980)

  • Research in Imperium (By Michael Crane)

Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society (JTAS):

  • No.1 (1979) VARIANT: Diplomacy in Imperium, by Roberto Camino
  • No.5 (1980) IMPERIUM: Ground Combat Module, by Roberto Camino

The Space Gamer:

  • No.15 (Jan/Feb 1978) IMPERIUM: a review, by Tony Watson
  • No.17 (May/Jun 1978) ADDITIONAL UNITS for IMPERIUM, by Richard Bartucci
    • MODIFIED RULES for IMPERIUM, by Walter Mizia
  • No.19 (Sep/Oct 1978) IMPERIUM & Warp War - Made For Each Other?, by William A. Peterson

White Dwarf:

  • No.16 (Dec/Jan 1979) OPEN BOX: IMPERIUM, by Colin Renolds (review)

Ares Magazine

  • No.1 (Mar 1980) Review, By David Ritchie

Gryphon Magazine

  • No.1 (Summer 1980) Empires in Conflict: Worlds in the Balance - A review of GDW's Imperium

Moves

  • No.37 (Feb/Mar 1978) Space Opera, review by Phil Kosnett

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Publisher: GDW Games
Artist: Radley Masinelli
Year: 1990
Product Code: 0205
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Publisher: Hobby Japan
Artist: Naoyuki Kato
Year: 1985
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12 Additional counters needed for published expantions
The expansions published in issue 1 of the TAS Journal and in issue 17 of The Space Gamer required you to create the the required counters. Here they are. In addition, since there was space, I added some more counters that makes you easier to handle some game situations and, following a declaration from Mark Miller, a ship type of my creation. I hope that you will like it.
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3 Harmonizing Imperim and Warpwar
Elaboration of Peterson's classic Space Gamer (Sep/Oct 1978) on using _Warpwar_ to fight out _Imperium_ battles.
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2014-10-13
7 Imperium addendum from Dragon Mag #20
This is a summary of the addendum to Imperium from Dragon Magazine #20. I had posted this in the forum, but it might be better for folks to find here.
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2013-05-24
14 Imperium (GDW) Rules Supplement
A rules supplement for the GDW version of Imperium in outline format without the flavor text of the official rules. To be used as a quick reference and to aid players during the game.
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11 Imperium Lite Map ver2
A revised version of my point-to-point map I submitted to the gallery. Includes several connections that were missed, placement of a missing planet box, etc. It's friendly for printing on four legal-sized sheets or with one go as a poster.
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6 short&stupid rules, (imperial/senate cards, but nothing too fancy)
A bit more modified version, combined from the variants seen here and elsewhere. The imperial/senate cards mentioned in the text. The idea for the cards is not mine but someone elses, first mention I have seen was by user gilesclone on some geeklist. See comments
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23 Imperium play summary
Version 1.2 of my play summary. My thanks go to Chris Hansen (Ichirou) for spotting some errors. I took the opportunity to make some other minor modifications.
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3 Imperium.zip
Cyberboard Gamebox for Imperium by GDW
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Charts and Tables for Imperium Variant
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Variant Rules for Imperium
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