A card game of the Ancient Roman Empire.
Without a proper method of
succession, once the Roman empire ran out of members of the original
Julio-Claudian family, it was forced to experiment with various
methods of choosing its emperors. Eventually this situation broke down
to such an extent that emperors lasted only long enough to attempt one
major project before departing for the Elysian Fields forever. As this
was a period when Rome was beset by invaders from several sides, it did
not bode well for the future of the empire.
In this game each player controls a number of imperial candidates whom
they try to push to the top position to gain honor and prestige by
solving some of Rome's many crises before quickly yielding to the next