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God Emperor is a blood-stained fantasy Megagame of Power, Lies, and Regicide.

Ten thousand years ago, The God Emperor and his infinite army came down from Heaven. In a single night they took over the continent, slew the demon who ruled here, and built Mount Leviathan from its bones. He has ruled with an iron fist ever since: Perfect, infallible, and eternal. You know this because everyone says so, in public. There’s nothing to contradict it. He burnt all the history books.

Now, though, you hear the same people also whisper blasphemy: The God Emperor grows weak. He is seen little, and makes few decrees. Soldiers desert his armies. The old religions, almost forgotten now, are re-sprouting like trees after a fire.

You are a member of a Noble House. As the God Emperor rots, you have grown strong. Soon, this land will be yours. You will command armies. Make laws. Plot treason.

You will become God.

This product contains all digital files you need to run a day-long Megagame event:

  • More than 250 cards 
  • 9 House Sigils 
  • Home castle sheets for 9 factions
  • Individual briefings written for 45 players from 9 factions 
  • A digital image of the God Emperor map 
  • Order forms 
  • Titan cards 
  • Flags 
  • Banners for each house 
  • Anti-harassment and accessibility policies 
  • Feedback forms 
  • All feedback data collected from the original run of God Emperor
  • Support for up to 45 players. Suggested number of players: 27 to 45.
What is A Megagame?
A Megagame is like 3 boardgames mashed together into a grand strategy event. You will join together with a team of 3-5 others as a Noble House, and plot, backstab and fight over the course of the day to topple the God Emperor and gain the Celestial Throne.

Each turn, your team will split up and try to grab power in one of the three core areas of the game: War, Politics, and Espionage.
You get to choose which one to go to each turn. Each area is like a separate game which affects the Megagame as a whole. In between turns you will gather back with your House to Marry, hold Funerals, and Duel challengers to protect your family’s honour.
More details:

  • We ran it using 10 control people (3 for each game section and 1 overall).
  • The game doesn't require any use of technology like apps or printers on game-day.
  • Overall, players rated this game 4.3/5, and 91% said they'd return.

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Javier M January 23, 2018 1:58 am UTC
I've run megagames before. I'd like to ask here since I can't find the specific detail here or on the page...How long does a game of God Emperor last on average?
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Jack M November 02, 2018 2:51 am UTC
Hi Javier,

Here's the suggested timeline from the rulebook.

9:30 - 10:00 Reception and Booking In
10:00 - 10:15 Welcome and Introductory briefing
10:15 - 10:30 Houses get ready for the first month.
10:30 - 11:00 Month 1: Springfall.
11:00 - 11:30 Month 2: Summer.
11:30 - 12:00 Month 3: Midsummer.
12:00 - 12:30 Month 4: Summerfall.
12:30 - 1:00 Lunch.
1:00 - 1:30 Month 5: Harvest.
1:30- 2:00 Month 6: Midharvest.
2:00 - 2:30 Month 7: Harvestfall.
2:30 - 3:00 Month 8: Winter.
3:00 - 3:30 Month 9: Midwinter.
3:30 - 4:00 Month 10: Winterfall.
4:00 - 4:30 Month 11: Spring. The Divine Sovereign is crowned. Epilogue.
4:30 - 5:00 Debriefing.
5:00- 5:30 Pack up and leave.
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Lee S October 10, 2017 5:04 am UTC
$38.86 for 30 pages?
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Jacob R October 10, 2017 5:25 am UTC
Oh, yeah, I'mma pop some corn and watch these comments. That said, this is a very pretty-looking book
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Robert P October 10, 2017 7:01 am UTC
30 pages for that price!?
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Tim L October 10, 2017 7:09 am UTC
To be honest, based on the 4 pages preview (13% of the book already right there), I would call this rather plain and sparse rather than beautiful. Definitely nowhere near 1.1 euro per page pretty imo.
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Jack M October 23, 2017 3:16 am UTC
Hi Lee,

The product isn't just the handbook. Here's the full list of what you get in the package:

More than 250 cards
9 House Sigils
Home castle sheets for 9 factions
Individual briefings written for 45 players from 9 factions
A digital image of the God Emperor map
Order forms
Titan cards
Banners for each house
Anti-harassment and accessibility policies
Feedback forms
All feedback data collected from the original run of God Emperor

You can see more information on the website, including a more complete breakdown of what's in the package:

This is a ruleset for running a megagame, and if you look at other megagame rulesets like Watch The Skies (below), you'll see they're set at similar prices. I think the quality of the components makes it worth the cost.

I hope that helps - please...See more
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Lee S October 23, 2017 5:34 am UTC
Thanks for the reply. Seeing the "30 pages" on the right window is def an understatement.
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Marc M October 24, 2017 2:13 pm UTC
I have to add—I've purchased and read the rulesets for other megagames like Watch the Skies, and God Emperor is *much* better laid out, both design-wise and for readability/runnability. I think you'd have a difficult time running something like Watch the Skies without previous experience, but God Emperor is vastly more readable and understandable. (Think modern board game rulebooks vs. old Avalon Hill titles.) The rulebook alone is probably worth the price, and all the other materials (which there are a LOT of) make this purchase a no-brainer. Definitely sets the bar for future megagame rulesets.
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