GM: Jamie Tang
Demo: Fri 6PM – 8 PM
Other times as requested at the front desk
Demos will use “The First Game” script.
Game Start: Starts Saturday at 9 AM. Finish by midnight. We will assess at 11 PM whether we are on track to finish by midnight. We will announce when the last turn begins. By starting, you commit to playing until the game ends. Do not schedule anything else for Saturday.
The game can accommodate up to 18 players.
Sign up by either emailing Jamie at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the front desk by Friday 8 pm. Beginners are welcome, but should have read the rules or attended the demonstration.
LOCATION: For 2023, Mega Civ players will be able to have their own space in the Calvert Room, which is located on the first floor of the Crowne Plaza, on the other side of the elevators from the main (Arundel) ballroom. See /index.php/hotel-info/maps-floor-plans for details.
Mega Civilization is an epic experience for between three and eighteen players. Via board movement, diplomacy, trading and technological advances, you choose how your culture develops. Each turn, you build cities which allow you to acquire commodity cards. By trading with other players, you make those cards into sets. The larger the set, the greater is its value in currency toward acquiring technology advancements. Each technology provides victory points along with benefits and detriments. For instance, Monarchy allows you to increase your taxes and defeat more Barbarians, but it also worsens the calamity of Tyranny. Ah, calamities. Every turn, your people could be pummeled by disasters such as Epidemic or Civil War or simply by hostile neighbors. To win, you will need to weather those calamities, trade to your advantage and make wise purchasing decisions.
Special Event Rules:
Instead of Mega Civilization, we will be using Eastern Empires and Western Empires. The map scenario will be based on how many players are present. If we have 3-9 players, then we will play a Full game of Eastern Empires. If we have 10-18 players, then we will play the Full game. We expect to use the Basic AST. If everyone at the table agrees, then we may use the Advanced AST and/or the Quick Start.