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The Ancient Rome Game

Discussion in 'Forum Games' started by CivRulesAll, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. CivRulesAll

    CivRulesAll The Void Beyond

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    The rules of this game are simple you are the governor of an Ancient roman town anywhere in the Empire. I control the city of Rome. You can pick any town from Londinium to Byzantium to Jerusalem. This is the Imperial Roman time, during Augustus. You choose what to build in your city, what troops to train, what enemies to invade. If you are in Gaul, you can invade Germania. If in the Middle East, your enemies are the rising Sassanid empire. If in areas where there are no enemies nearby, such as Spain or North Africa, then you fight the Spanish Rebels or Carthaginian rebels. You pick what goods to export or import, and whether to prefer a specific Roman god or to be balanced between each one. Romans can not fight other Romans, but you don't have to be Roman. If you are not Roman, you cannot be a nation that was was conquered in the time before Augustus, such as Gaul.
    Here is the Application to enter the game:

    City Name:
    City Location:
    Governor Name: Governor
    Preferred god: (Put Balanced if each one is liked equally)
    Enemies:
    Goods Export:
    Goods Import:

    Here is my Application. (As an Example)
    City Name:Rome
    City Location: Middle Italy
    Governor Name: Emperor Augustus Caesar
    Preferred god: Jupiter
    Enemies: Roman Rebels
    Note: Romans May Not Fight Other Romans!
    Goods Export: Marble, Silver
    Goods Import: Gold
     
  2. thomas.berubeg

    thomas.berubeg Wandering the World

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    Is each province forced to pay tribute and the like to the Emperor? and follow his orders?
     
  3. CivRulesAll

    CivRulesAll The Void Beyond

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    No, but sometimes Rome makes requests that you send it goods, and if you do, then you get sent goods back.
     
  4. BananaLee

    BananaLee Fruity Penguin

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    This sounds a bit like Caesar III
     
  5. Icekommander

    Icekommander Colonel

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    Here we go then
    City Name:Eboracum(I'm unsure of date of establishment and when our own game is starting up, if it's inappropriate, I'll pick a new place)
    City Location: Northern Brittaniae
    Governor Name: Governor Jaidanium Yornicus
    Preferred god: Saturn
    Enemies: Picts, potentially Saxons or other invading Germanic tribes
    Goods Export: Timber, Gold, Iron
    Goods Import: Olive Oil, Fine Glassware, Pottery
     
  6. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    Can I be ancient China?
     
  7. Neverwonagame3

    Neverwonagame3 Self-Styled Intellectual

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    I'll try a fictional one.

    City Name: Julium
    City Location: Theoretically, literally on the Rhine river. In practice, around it's banks
    Governor Name: Governor Quirinus
    Preferred god: Roughly equal between Mars and Jupiter
    Enemies: Germaniac tribes
    Goods Export: Tin, Wood
    Goods Import: Iron

    EDIT:

    Julium- Stats:

    Balance Sheet:
    +1500 Iron
    -500 Tin
    -300 Olive Oil (debts)

    Traits:
    -Ambitious Leadership
    -Small City
    -Auxiliaries Only
    -Oaths of Loyalty (Military)

    Army:
    -1000 Auxiliaries (Green)
     
  8. CivRulesAll

    CivRulesAll The Void Beyond

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    No, Perfection, you cannot be China.
    Emperor Augustus requests an import of 1,000 bars of gold from Eboracum. In return you will get 2,000 amphorae filled with olive oil.
     
  9. Icekommander

    Icekommander Colonel

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    Emperor Augustus shall recieve the gold ASAP. Do you wish us to send orders a-la NESing, or simply post what we are doing in the thread?
     
  10. CivRulesAll

    CivRulesAll The Void Beyond

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    I'd prefer a story variety, or you could just post what you are doing. But that's no fun, now is it?
     
  11. choxorn

    choxorn Watermelon Headcrab

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    City Name: Pompeii :mischief:
    City Location: Middle Italy, by Mount Vesuvius
    Governor Name: Governor Hadrinius Idius
    Preferred god: Vulcan
    Enemies: Roman Rebels, Erupting Volcanoes
    Goods Export: Agricultural Products, Timber, Olive Oil
    Goods Import: Iron, Silver
     
  12. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    Why not?
     
  13. Neverwonagame3

    Neverwonagame3 Self-Styled Intellectual

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    Quirinus smiled, as he looked over the walls of the city that now called him Governor. Since the Autonomy Declaration, he wondered if he could even conquer Germania as Julius Ceasar had conquered Gaul. After such a feat, he could then rest on his laurels until a chance came to conquer Rome itself...

    But first, he needed to remedy a critical weakness and secure his iron supplies. Germania had to have iron somewhere, but he wanted to know as soon as possible. For that, he needed an army. And for that, he needed to swallow his pride for a bit...

    From Julium
    To Eboracum

    We are requesting iron for our defences against the Germaniac tribes. We can pay in tin and wood, or debts of gold, olive oil, and pottery.
     
  14. CivRulesAll

    CivRulesAll The Void Beyond

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    Perfection,because the romans did not trade with the chinese. And it is called the Ancient Rome Game, not the Ancient China game.

    From Pompeii, Emperor Augustus requests a large shipment of Iron to be sent to Rome to equip more soldiers. They will receive a shipment of silver and 1000 denarii.
     
  15. Icekommander

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    To Emperor Augustus: Is it possible we could recieve half the payment in Two Cubic Arpents (Roman Measurements for those who want them: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Roman_units_of_measurement) of Marble instead?

    To Julium: We can send you 1500 bars of Iron in exchange for 500 bars of Tin, as well as 300 amphorae of Olive Oil

    To Pompeii: We would be willing to send you 2000 Bars of Iron in exchange for 40 Bushel's of wheat, 40 bushels of assorted vegetable products, and 100 amphorae of wine?



    Life was good. 15 years ago when Governor Yornicus was first made governor, Eboracum was a sizeable town, with not a single town larger anywhere north. In fact it could compete with many of the cities of Brittaniae in size. Even now it was growing, faster if anything. Fifteen years ago, Eboracum was really in the beginning stages in town growth. Not much, but plenty of oppertunity, with two timbre mills and an Iron mine, with more minerals waiting in the hills beyond the streches of the town. It was also a large military base, a staging area for legions moving north, fighting the picts.

    Yornicus always promoted the town in the eyes of those legions moving marching past, encouraging them to take there familes and live up in Eboracum after their conscription was over. Many did, and the mine's and lumber mills took advantage of their strong hands and backs. A few farmers took up residence to help supply the town with food. This kept the town from starving, put Yornicus made sure wheat and other agricultureal supplies to keep the town running smoothly. A few more Iron mines were set up, and then one hit gold.

    That first gold rush happened about eight years ago, the town now supplied with five timbre operations, and an equal amount of mines. Then Yornicus's own mine expanded, swelled by the profits the Govenor got from... other sources, as well as it's own profits and struck gold in a nearby hill. Eboracum became alot better choice in all those legionaries. Soon gold began running from Ebouracum, as more mines sprouted, providing a wealth of Iron and Gold, as well as using a few token depostits of other minerals to help keep the town running.

    Now to today's business. Yornicus had gotten a request from the Emperor for a new shipment of gold, a very large one at that, as well as a request from Julium in Germania for Iron. Lots of oppertunity for profit here. The emperor wanted 1000 bars of gold for 2000 Amphorae of Olive Oil. A good deal certainly, although Yornicus thought he could get a better one. But one shouldn't argue with the emperor. Although Eboracum, always a growing city, needed a temple to Saturn, the god of harvests, who was very important in the north, where hail had destoryed crops every couple of years, meaning more must be spent on good then on increasing Eboracum. A temple would please Saturn, as well as increasing his own prestige. A very good idea, perhaps he could get half that shipment in Marble. And Rome always needed gold, so he should be able to make a good deal there.

    The the Julium request for Iron. Unfortunatly there was little of use the town had, although the message that Governor Quirinus sent indicated that he could pay in Olive Oil, probably the towns chief import. Yornicus could make up for some of the lost olice oil from Emperor Augustus here, good stuff good stuff. He could also pick up some excess tin at the same time. Hardly a nessecity, but useful all the same. Although he could doubtlessly produce more Iron than just Julium needed. Perhaps Pompeii could stand some more Iron. Pick up some more food stuffs in case Saturn's temple didn't finish in time. Perhaps some fine wine as well. Decisions Decisions.

    Meanwhile, it was probably a good idea to see if he could encourage more local gorwth. The Mining industry was running full steam ahead, these deal would easily keep it going strong for a while. Timbre wasn't so hot, but it was used a large amount locally, although more exports would be needed soon. Perhaps some of those private merchanting firms along the coast, hmmm. But looking at Eboracums imports, food is a constant problem, especially with local harvests so predictable. What if we began encouraging shepards? The wool would find no shortage of places to go in the local industry, and mutton wasn't a delicacy, but wasn't exactle a staple either. And sheep wouldn't die from a little frost or hail. And local grass should sustain them.

    Yornicus looked over his financial reports. He personally had no shortage of wealth, so he could start his own herds. Develin Hanimus was looking to begin starting a new business too, with a little encouragement he could be pushed in the right direction. And although the mines and mills sucked up manpower the way the pipes sucked in water, there were those not strong enough for the hard work. He knew many of his fellow upper class citizens wanted places for there sons to get used to some hard work without endangering them in the mines. Good enough.

    To Everyone: Ebouracum has probably another 1500 Iron Bars, along with a large amount of timbre, and I'm looking for exports. We have markets for luxery goods, as well as food.




    *Cough, Pompeii imports Iron, not exports it. Although we have plenty up here in the north...
     
  16. Neverwonagame3

    Neverwonagame3 Self-Styled Intellectual

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    Diplomacy:

    From Julium
    To Eboracum

    Agreed on the terms stated.
     
  17. choxorn

    choxorn Watermelon Headcrab

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    Governor Hadrinus looked over the proposal, and quickly agreed to it.

    We don't export Iron, we import it. Eboracum exports it. However, as we have recently recieved a large shipment, we can afford to give you 1000 bars of it.
     
  18. Tee Kay

    Tee Kay Silly furry

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    City Name: Berytus
    City Location: OTL Beirut, Lebanon
    Governor Name: Governor Erronus Calculus
    Preferred god: Mercury
    Enemies: Pirates
    Goods Export: Timber, dyes, glassware, pottery
    Goods Import: Metal, silver, silk, marble
     
  19. CivRulesAll

    CivRulesAll The Void Beyond

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    "Don't be lazy, training is backbreaking work. You have received brand new weapons, hastati! Train harder, you are the world's largest, most elite army. Do not disappoint me." said Augustus to the new recruits.
    "If you need to see real professionals in action, watch the praetorian guard. They are the greatest fighting force in all of Rome." Then Augustus turned to Dermokrates, the Spartan warrior whose life was spared in exchange for a lifetime training Roman troops.
    "I tell you, Dermokrates, these new recruits keep getting sloppier and sloppier."
    "Now, now, Emperor, they're only 17. They can be disciplined. But... We need more food. We can't produce enough food to feed all of our troops..." said Dermokrates.
    "Fine. You there!" yelled Augustus to a man on horse. Go to Pompeii and tell them that we will give them 40,000 denarii for as much corn, wheat and olives as they can send."
    "Yes, Emperor!" shouted the envoy and rode off to Pompeii.
     
  20. choxorn

    choxorn Watermelon Headcrab

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    Alright, we'll send some food.
     

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