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Conclave is a live-action role playing game of the Papal Conclave of 1268.  This important event took nearly three years to complete; the Cardinals were bitterly divided, and were only able to resolve their differences once they were threatened with starvation and the very roof was torn off of their palace.

As a player in Conclave, you play one of the Cardinals of the Church.  Who will you support?  What alliances will you forge?  What beliefs will you compromise, and which are non-negotiable?  Do you have what it takes to rally your peers behind you, and be proclaimed Pope of the Holy Roman Church?

Conclave uses simple rules that simulate the real-world conditions of the historical election, including rules for wine and provisions.  Elections at various intervals call for the Cardinals to vote, but a two-thirds majority is required to elect a Pope.  Should the allotted time run out, you may find yourself with a Papal Schism, with Christendom divided in half.

The book also features an extensive historical appendix, covering the real world people and situation that led to the long conclave of 1268.

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May 30, 2019
This title was added to our catalog on July 19, 2019.
Willow Palecek
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