The game is set in Poland and draws heavily from the book by Norman Davies. It covers the period from about 1400 to 1790, which is covered by vol 1 of the two books.
Each player represents a Polish magnate. There are various ways of scoring victory points, owning land, religious activity, winning battles, etc. Surrounding Poland are her numerous enemies, who may or may not decide to attack Poland. It is up to the players how well they defend the country. The way the enemies work is that they change their strength to match historical changes.
This aid helps you processing the game. Each phase is condensed to the steps to be played or processed when playing this phase.
This aid does not support your understanding of the game strategics or tactics or even the historial circumstances.
Please feel free to comment this aid to help me improving it. Thx.
Reference sheet useful for quick referencing and provides a structured summary for teaching the game.
If you are interested in ref sheets for other games that I’ve made (>200), a complete set is available at my boardgame blog, http://hiewandboardgames.blogspot.com/2010/12/concise-reference-sheets.html
Boy, are the rules as written bad! I usually think such cries are exaggerated, but in this case its true. Large parts of the rules for Ottomans or Habsburgs are totally unclear without the FAQ.
So, I have re-edited and altered the rules using the FAQ. I have taken out the examples and historical statements to leave just the rules. Obviously a first time player should also use the examples from the original rules. Where a question had no answer in the FAQ I have my own answer in red. Also in red is a minor point different to the FAQ. The FAQ says money should be limited to what comes in the game. That makes no sense to me, especially as it does not say who gets their full income and who does not if it is about to run out. Also in red is a house rule allowing trading of money - just...
Here is the Cyberboard Gamebox for God's Playground. This is my first design ever at something like this, so I hope you enjoy and find it helpful.
With only 1,500 copies of God's Playground published, we need this to link up some more players.
Please e-mail me with any omissions or comments, and I'll update as required. I do know that the game marker and Habsburg influence piece could be a bit better, so feel free to submit your 3-D image and I'll update the gamebox sooner! :)
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LOL! Good gaming everyone and enjoy!
All the rules pertaining to the Habsburgs, collected in one place, featuring a turn-by-turn sequence of Habsburg events to help you through the purple parts of the game. (Updated format; minor corrections.)