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Jeff shiv Flynn
United States
Portland
Oregon
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Feb 2014
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2015-10-29
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Marcus Lau
Malaysia
Petaling jaya
Selangor
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Jul 2012
Makes the game less brutal which is a plus in my books. Especially good to use when you are teaching this game to a bunch of noobs.
2012-07-18
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Peter Elsenheimer
United States
Howard City
Michigan
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10
May 2014
More Glory To Rome Goodness. Doesn't detract. For me, reflects base game.
2014-05-24
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Robert W
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10
Aug 2015
Expansion
2015-08-29
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Craig Blumer
United States
Oshkosh
Wisconsin
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9
May 2012
This opens things up for the architect especially, but also the patron and laborer because more cards go to the pool. For 2-player, I think this is a great way to play.
2012-05-22
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Matt Baughman
United States
Moses Lake
Washington
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"They can kill you, but the legalities of eating you are quite a bit dicier."
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9
Dec 2012
A nice variant for teaching the game
2012-12-29
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Paul Nomikos
Canada
Kingston
Ontario
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9
Jul 2013
Nice!
2013-07-14
Peter B
United States
North Carolina
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9
May 2013
A very good expansion for Glory to Rome. It adds cards that make the game a bit more forgiving. Also, you can now follow with two cards of the same color rather than three.
2015-10-28
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Duchess of Erat
Netherlands
Enschede
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9
Oct 2012
We just mixed the cards in with the base game.
2012-10-20
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Francisco Longobardi
Brazil
São Paulo
São Paulo
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TOASTY !!!
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9
Apr 2013
(expansion)
2013-11-19
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Martin
Germany
Stuttgart
BW
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9
Apr 2013
2-5
2013-05-29
Owned
Brian Winkleblech
United States
Brownsville
Pennsylvania
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9
Nov 2015
I.V. Edition
2015-03-14
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For Trade
Paul Glickman
Canada
Montreal
Quebec
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8.5
Oct 2012
Makes the game a bit more accessible, but stays the same game. Bit less pool control necessary though.
2012-11-18
Owned
Brett C
Australia
Sydney
NSW
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8.5
Nov 2014
Makes the game more balanced.
2014-05-27
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United States
Austin
Texas
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Glory to Rome!
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"Let each man pass his days in that wherein his skill is greatest" Propertius Sextus
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8
Dec 2012
The Republic version is the lighter version of GtR. The pool is frequently flooded, it is easy to get just about any kind of client you want mid-game (due to ease of petitioning). No Colosseum. Imperial version is my favorite.
2013-02-11
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Jack van Riel
Netherlands
Tilburg
It's wurples all the way down.
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Apr 2012
Rating for game with expansion: 8
Adds to the base game:

A fix, not an expansion. It makes the game a little easier, friendlier and better. Worth getting.

Edit: maybe too easy; I no longer think it makes the game better. But it's nice to have a more relaxed option.
2015-10-13
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Ubergeek
United States
Camas
Washington
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I spent 100 Geek Gold and all I got was this lousy overtext message!
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8
Apr 2012
Good to see they made this available to those with earlier versions.
2012-04-02
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CassSoren
United States
Springfield
Massachusetts
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Jun 2012
It's forgivable when expansions have slightly different card colors. But, these have different card sizes. Despite this disappointment, I'm eager to try the cards.
Rated to match base game.
2012-06-27
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Mattias Fall
Sweden
Unspecified
Unspecified
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8
Feb 2014
Used once. I like it.
2013-07-21
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Dean Thomas
Australia
Bannockburn
Queensland
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Aug 2012
I think I prefer the Republic variant more than the original. Not starting with a Jack and dropping the petition to 2 cards are good changes. The additional power to the Architect and Legionnaire is also good.
2013-02-09
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Chris Gerber
United States
West Chicago
Illinois
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Jan 2014
Included with GtR: Black Box.
2012-10-22
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patrick somers
United States
wyandotte
Michigan
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8
Jun 2013
thanks Josh!
2012-12-17
Owned
Chris Tan
Taiwan
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8
Jul 2014
Glory to Rome Republic 羅馬的榮耀*共和擴充
2013-12-24
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John Squires
United States
Brooklyn
New York
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8
Nov 2013
Haven't played Imperium vs Republic enough to gauge which one I like better, nor close enough together to even see any differences. Experienced players should find the differences obvious. So I'll give them the same rating for now.
2013-11-29
Steve Norton
United Kingdom
Macclesfield
Cheshire
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8
Aug 2014
A great expansion. It's fun to have new cards but the best thing about them is the very subtle shift that rebalances the craftsman and architect actions. Previously our games had felt dominated by craftsmen and it was quite routine for us to grab two or three craftsmen clients as a bit of a no-brainer. That is no longer how we think and games are far more diverse now in terms of the strategies that we use.

I also welcome the two-card petition. This really mitigates some of the luck of the draw and makes for a more interesting game where there are some really choices to be made about whether to follow or think. Previously we'd have just been thinking as there would not have been an option.

Wouldn't play without this expansion now.
2014-10-06
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Jaume Martí
Spain
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Nov 2014
Añade más variedad y un poco de frescura, aunque no afecta al juego sustancialmente
2014-11-26
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E M
Germany
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8
Jan 2015
Wouldn't play the base game without it.
2015-02-12
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Barry Baker
Scotland
Glasgow
Scotland
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8
Nov 2015
The "nicer" variant.
2015-11-30
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Brian Pierce
Denmark
Aarhus
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Feb 2016
We have played exclusively with these since getting Glory to Rome. My understanding is that it balances out a few things and makes some cards a little less powerful. The cards that it adds are interesting and we have made good use of them in our games so far.
2016-02-23
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Sargonas
United States
Iowa
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7.75
Feb 2013
expansion for Glory to Rome
Mainly bought for the fix for the forum
2013-02-06
Owned
Jonathan C
United States
Iowa
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"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose."
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Apr 2015
I like the Republic Expansion buildings, but I am not particularly a fan of petitioning with only two cards of the same color. We play with the buildings mixed in, Forum Romanum replacing Forum, but using the Imperium rules.
2012-10-30
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Robert Seater
United States
Ashland
Massachusetts
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Feed me...games...
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7
Nov 2014
I helped design this, so of course I like the effect it has on the game.
2013-12-09
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Mike Peterson
United States
St. Michael
Minnesota
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Jun 2012
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2013-12-10
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Steve Bauer
United States
Gilbert
Arizona
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Bazinga!
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7
Apr 2012
I am not sure what the point of the new cards, they seem ok but don't really care for the jack rules. Make the game to fluid.
2012-04-28
Paul Maletic
United States
Rockwall
Texas
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Jul 2012
Extra cards for extra fun.
2015-06-13
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Runcible Spoon
United States
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7
Dec 2013
Nice addition to the base game.
2013-12-22
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Wally Jones
United States
Windermere
Florida
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Sep 2014

Got in 2011
2014-09-04
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Ian Scrivins
United Kingdom
Brighton
Sussex
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7
Oct 2012
Some alternate buildings for GtR. No less crazy than the originals, but the reduction to 2 cards for a Petition keeps the frustration factor down. Keep an eye on anyone building the Forum Romanum, tough to fulfil, but an instant win if you do!
2013-05-22
Marc Hawkins
Canada
Vancouver
British-Columbia
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Jan 2014
Add a nice degree of variety to the mix.
2014-07-05
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Tony Hodge
United States
Hanover
Maryland
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Feb 2014
I've actually only played with this "expansion" instead of the original rules (the rules for this "expansion" are listed in the rulebook for the Black Box edition as the standard rules with the old standard rules being a variant for more difficult games. Follow that?) so I can't compare it to the more difficult rules. But as a still new player I really like these cards that make the game a little more easy and accessible.
2012-12-20
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Mark Levine
United States
New York
New York
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Mar 2015
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2014-01-28
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Pete Thane
England
Brough
East Yorkshire
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7
Apr 2016
Not sure which one I prefer yet, Imperial or Republic, will probably just alternate them each time we play
2013-06-18
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Gregg Saruwatari
United States
Arroyo Grande
California
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7
Jun 2015
Prefer to I.V.
2015-06-29
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Juan F T
Colombia
Bogota
DC
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6
Dec 2012
Since I am an experienced player, this ruleset and cards are too "simple". We have found that the game moved a lot quicker, and you have easier decisions during your turns.

Still good to introduce new players, but I prefer to play with Imperium rules. (original rules)
2012-12-09
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Ari
United States
San Francisco
California
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Panem et Circenses
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6
Sep 2012
Necessary expansion.
2012-09-10
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Michael Schwerdtfeger
United States
Redondo Beach
California
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6
Aug 2013
The baby version of Glory to Rome.
2013-08-22
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Bill Rosgen
United States
Sunnyvale
California
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Feb 2013
This seems like a slightly more friendly variant on Glory to Rome. I'm not sure that I like it.
2013-02-18
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♪ Isaäc Bickërstaff ♫
United States
Greer
South Carolina
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Nov 2012
It's hard to rate this, since I haven't played the game without it, but when we did play with it, we just shuffled all the cards into the deck instead of replacing other cards with these. But I didn't see anything that detracted from the basic flow of the game, so I don't see why I wouldn't rate it the same as the base game.

2 plays: 2 players
2012-11-02
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♪ Isaäc Bickërstaff ♫
United States
Greer
South Carolina
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Oct 2013
Some of these cards were mixed in during the two plays of this game where we actually used the buildings. For now, it gets a rating equal to the one for the base game.

1 play: 2 players
2013-12-06
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Darrin Williams
United States
Allen
Texas
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I have overtext. How 'bout you !
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6
Apr 2014
Just a minor tweak, but I like the Republic cards better than the ones they replace.
2014-07-02
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