Saturday, June 30, 2012

Spartan Women Rant

spartan women were not typical. they owned 40% of the land, went to school, married their husbands who were around the same age, were the primary, and often, sole care-givers of their sons, and were encouraged to exercise as often as possible. the spartan citizen male mostly lived at the barracks and so the woman had complete control over her household including their helots. spartan women were sometimes shared between brothers, so that the will would stay in possession of the family, and when the elders died, the women were granted half of any male sibling by law, you could not write out a woman in a will. their corinthian, cretian, thracian and athenian counterparts were not NOT at all in the same boat. i would have to say that if you ever think of a strong-willed woman, think of a spartan woman.

and as for the picture of the woman not being accurate, might i say that the "Average" greek today is not the average greek then. today, the skin tone in greece hovers around von luschan's tones 15-20 but the minoan greeks and the mycenae greeks of prehistory were also in great transport and all of greece remained highly mobile due to their sea-faring ways. the area that the minoans lived in were especially mobile. sparta, the most specifically non-naval of all the greek cultures, probably had a more stable tone (between 18-23), but it is not outside of logic to understand that the tone balance of all of ancient greece could have ranged between tones 18-26.

the history behind some historical sayings

sometimes i run across the oddest things. here is one i wanted to share with you.

England in the 1500's -

Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May and still smelled pretty good by June. However, they were starting to smell, so brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor.

Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children - last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water."

Houses had thatched roofs - thick straw, piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the dogs, cats and other small animals (mice, rats, and bugs) lived in the roof.

When it rained it became slippery, and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof, hence the saying, "It's raining cats and dogs."

There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could really mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence.

The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt, hence the saying "dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (the straw left over after threshing grain) on the floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they kept adding more and more thresh until when you opened the door it would all start slipping outside. To prevent this, a piece of wood was placed in the entrance way - hence a "thresh hold."

They cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes the stew had food in it that had been there for quite awhile, -- hence the rhyme, "peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old."

Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man "could bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and "chew the fat."

Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with a high acid content caused some of the lead to leach on to the food, causing lead poisoning and death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.

Most people did not have pewter plates, but had trenchers (a piece of wood with the middle scooped out like a bowl). Often trenchers were made from stale bread that was so old and hard that they could use them for quite some time. Trenchers were never washed and a lot of times worms and mold got into the wood and old bread. After eating off wormy, moldy trenchers, one would get "trench mouth."

Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, "the upper crust."

Lead cups were used to drink ale or whiskey. The combination would sometimes knock them out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up hence, the custom of holding a "wake."

England is old and small and they started out running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a "bone-house" and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, one out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive. So they thought they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the "graveyard shift") to listen for the bell. Thus, someone could be "saved by the bell" or was considered "a dead ringer." 

Babylon 2000BC -

For a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the "honeymoon".

Friday, June 29, 2012

Ancient Greece Example Cards

Since I gave you one free General and one free Philosopher

I figured I might as let you sneak a peek

at one of each of the other type of cards in the deck.

Just a little something to blow your mind.


Pre-Order your own Ancient Greece Deck today!

Blog post about Coinage

Blog post about Ancient Greeks

Blog post about new rules

have a great day!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

6/27/12 - ancient greece notes and other stuff

working on finalizing ancient greece.


some ancient greece info:

ancient greece deck has naval soldier cards that work from the warcamp like triremes.

there are tactics cards that target naval cards specifically and do one of two things depending on if they are attacking or defending.

i've also built in a couple of cards that are specifically anti-persian in nature. one of them, Betrayal of Alcibiades, is REALLY cool, giving you an instant general as a tactics card. i didn't realize how awesome it was until i started doing my mental interactions simulations. WOW. even though it is a rare card, every deck will want to have one if you are going a coin resource/rush deck.

coin continues to be fun with ancient greece. there is a new marketplace that serves as a permanent place to put your cards that are "resource traders" that stick around longer than the gypsy traders seem to. mycenae trade ship, corinth market, lydian coin merchant and preistesses of delphi hang out and do specific things from the marketplace that other resources do not do. so now you can have four types of cards in your supply pile. Resources, Specialty Resources, Resource Traders and Acts of God.

ALL very cool.

playtesting the greeks with my beta tester group very soon. am excited.


edited the video contest to 2-6 minutes instead of 2-5 minutes.

samsons pintrest page (located bottom left of home page on main site) is picking up some followers. very nice.

samson has also made some suggestions for the aztec deck in the forums here. noted and filed. good ideas.

the aztec deck will be a couple of years away unless my fans start giving me a reason to quit my day job and do this for my real job. hint hint.

tokyo in tulsa free promo cards are done and are pretty powerful. here is a link to those cards.

jomon dogu is such a cool thing that didn't exist in japan after the jomon pottery period that i have included all the cool pictures that i could find. it is the same reference number but since you can have five commons, i figured that it might be fun. yay free art!

acts of God cards continue to fascinate me when i daydream about possible game outcomes. seriously. pretty flipping awesome.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Athens and Sparta Wife Swap

This video is just for fun and in no way represents Empires and Generals.

Friday, June 22, 2012

2012 Summer Video Commercial Contest

Hey all of you crazy fans out there! It's contest time!

Win over 275 Expanded Edition and Act of God Cards!!!

This Summer (or Winter for the Southern Continent fans) it's time for you to make your Empires and Generals Commercial!

Contest Ends on September 1st 12:00AM GMT

Contest Winner Declared Septermber 5th

Here’s how it’s going to work - 

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You may not retain a professional service for this contest.
No professional service promo or plug may be used in the video.

Each of the contest winners receive -

First Place - 

Your Video on the main page of Empires and Generals!
Five never-before-seen Epic and Legendary Cards
The Act of God Expansion
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A never-before-seen Epic and Legendary Card
The Act of God Expansion
One of our Expanded Edition Decks
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Honorable Mentions -

The Act of God Expansion
One of our Expanded Edition Decks
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What to include - 

Anything and everything you could ever dream of about Empires and Generals. Pick a theme and run with it. There is no set mold or act to follow. It could be inventive, funny, serious, dramatic, crazy, witty, musical, or whatever. Use your brains and make what YOU think would best represent the game.

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How to come up with an idea -

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Talking to some blokes in the UK about getting the game licenced. This might be interesting. Will have to look at the contracts.

planet of the free

thanks corey for letting us put our cards on your site!

you rock!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

6/21/12 and notes on alexander the great

finished jomom period ancient japan cards for tokyo in tulsa demonstration

worked a bit on the large list of empires.

ancient japan will appear in the warlord edition.

here is the brief list so far for antiquity.

after antiquity i plan on making medieval decks.

The Ancient World

Family Edition

The Huns
Republic of Rome
Egyptian Empire
Ancient China

Expanded Edition

Ancient Greece
Persian Empire

Warlord Edition

Ancient Japan

Mesopotamian Edition


*i have received some criticism in releasing the macedonian deck so late. the thought here is that we needed to establish someone for alexander the great to fight. we know that his kingdom is the culmination of the ancient greeks and persians so i could not release them in the same edition. and he thought about fighting carthage, but didn't really like navys at all, he thought little of rome and maurya was who he never defeated...

so you could really say that every deck in the expanded edition ties in with his deck.

it will be worth the wait.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Important decision on the use of coinage

The decision I made involving the Expanded Edition on the use of coinage has haunted me for months. I can't shake the feeling that since so many of us use Currency* today instead of actual Money*, we do not understand what the applications are truly of coin.

So I was going to go ahead and add two more resources to this edition to have a more even spread of resources per empire usage, but I am going to be adding nine instead, the middle one being coin.

Coin will not be able to be used all of the time but each deck (Maurya, Carthage, Persia and Greece) will have one specific coin trader within each deck.

Ancient Greece will use the inventor of western coin, Lydia as their specific coin card: "Lydian Coin Merchant". It is called a merchant but not an exchanger because the idea is that Money is not exchanged, but Currency is. The idea for currency exchange did not come until much later around the time of Christ.

To take a quick side-trail here: I find it interesting that the only time Jesus Christ used anger and force in His ministry is twice at the temple in Jerusalam, once in the beginning of His ministry and once at the end (most people only think it happened the one time), where He drove out the money exchangers for using a leveraged system of currency exchange. The only temple tithe one could pay to be a devout Israelite then was the "Temple Coin" (which they held a monopoly on) due to the law that you could not have graven images given to YHWH. So Christ was all pissed off and called them thieves. Lovely.

So we won't be monopolizing the coinage use in Empires and Generals and I believe it will be a quite fair system of exchange on a 3:1 value.

Three of any one resource gets you one coin. One coin can buy any resource.

If it were a 2:1 ratio, I do not believe that it would be a fair game if you decided NOT to use coin and then things would be unbalanced.

And one of the game mechanics calls for a slight bend/twist in history, where everyone had a fair shot and things were fair across the board in every culture and every continent. For the MOST part. Obviously the game is not meant to show racially supremacy but racial exclusiveness and racial diversity and achievement.

Wow, I just sat down to write a few words.

Aren't you happy you read this?


*Where historically Money is a value of the rare and precious metals you have on deposit in the form of equal value receipts and Currency is the receipts for supposed money or whatever the market will bear as supposed monies.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Mobile site now live

heya. is now live.

not all the cards are on it, just enough to tease.

Avalanche Act of God Promo Card

Hey there kids!

People have been telling me what cool cards the Act of God Expansion is.
So I figured everyone should have a shot to try it out for themselves.
With God in play, things always take a dramatic turn for the worse... or better.
Here is a free card for you to play with:

Facts about the AOG cards:

* Ultra Rare
* Devastating
* Unpredictable
* Played from the Supply Line
*Can be played in any Game Version

Make sure to check out the rules for the Act of God Card in the Forums at

This free card also comes complete with a spammy ad! Huzzah!

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fixed mark anthony to better explain what's going on with his card.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

E&G Chat

4 new Strategy Cards

Samson's Desk.

Notes from the desk of Samson:

June 17th -

1) Buhen fortress is the most strongest defense card in te game which has caused stalemates in a few games I've played. You could use this to defend your camp while your warriors go off to war or you could just make a bunch of these and get victory points to win

2) Doing a stone deck with the greatwall of china,semna fortress,city walls, and a bunch of snefru would make a great deck.

3) Flooding cycle could save you from being defeated by a opponant with any deck realy but this makes the perfect anti high costing card, now combine this with coliseam games and hun warrior cards and you have a pretty good combo.

4) Police is one of my new favorite cards think about it how many soldiers in this game have more health then strength? Only 15 or 14 cards! This would be perfect for the stone fortress deck.

Tax farming plus Equite (the highest costing soldier in the game) would generate more salt and stone than any resource card avilable at the moment per turn. Of course this has risks and benefits, your oppanant wont be able to steal him away like a recourse card but cards like Qin Shi Huang could kill him.


Saturday, June 16, 2012


eventually, all of the 20 places that i answer questions will wear me out.

please go to the forum if you need help!



added police to card fixes. added the words "in play" to not provide any more confusion about this crazy awesome card.

You can find the thread about that in the forums here

added a new banner at the top of the main site for downloads cause opera browser still gives me fits with html5. YAR opera!

added info on act of God expansion on the front page as well. you can find that all of that information here or on the new button on the front page.

also added a poll on the facebook group that you can check out

hope your empires are succeeding in all that you do.

may you all have a wonderful day!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Pauly and Tiger talk about the rules.

REPOSTED FROM THE FORUMS (cause forums are cool like that)


hey tigermisu,

great questions! i might repost this whole convo to the blog.

but in order to answer correctly, and to do your hard work any justice, let me break it all down and respond bit by bit.


Tiger - If I have a 4/8 unit, my opponent has a 7/7 unit, this ends in a double block. Do the units "lose" life and end up with 4/1 - 7/3?

Pauly - At the end of the day, the 4/8 unit and the 7/3 unit are still alive and unscathed and stays where they are. the trick is to not have to keep count with pencil and paper. they can "catch their breath" or "apply bandages" and be ok next turn. this was one of the real life things i had to nerf in order to feed game mechanics.


Tiger - My warcamp gets attacked and my unit dies, I lose one cultural point, does this cultural point go to the life of the attacker?

Pauly - ok so you've lost a point in your warcamp. this affects YOU only. no one gains from your loss... no vampires in the game... just like in real life. the only way i would make a card like that would be like a "spy" card and i haven't made any of those.

i may come up also with "spoils of war" type of stuff and they get to steal something from you... but not yet.


Tiger - Let's say he bands a light archer 6/1, a hun unit 5/3 and a tripple ballista 9/3 in his 0/12 fortress. What would be the total stats of the fortress? We thought it would be 20/19, but at some point it reaches so many cards it seems impossible to take!

Pauly - aha! common mistake... no worries. ok... it would be a THREE/TWELVE because there are only THREE cards in the fortress. even samson is treated as a +1 attack when encamped.

the thought here is that even though they may be awesome outside the walls, inside they are just another archer or a guy with a rock.


Tiger -If we got the fortress/banding idea wrong, how does it actually work? What if we have a 4/2, 3/1 and 4/8 unit banded and they get attacked with a guy with 10/3, one with 5/5 or one with 15/15? what different results would that net?

Pauly -

a) 10/3 - ok so your three dudes are up in the semna fortress sipping coffee and bang bang bang goes the door. they look out and it's a 10/3 dude. they all shoot... he blocks their shots but still can't break the door down. (10/3 vs. 3/12 = double block)

b) 5/5 - they sit back down and wouldn't you know it, on the next turn a 5/5 guy walks up and starts pounding on the castle. they shoot at him, laugh and everyone walks away with another harmless war story. (5/5 vs. 3/12 = double block)

c) 15/15 well it was all fun and games until the horsemen platoon got wind of this debacle. they run down the gate, smash the fortress and slaughter them all, then set fire to the bricks (15/15 vs. 3/12 = attacker wins. unit is discarded)*

here is the sad truth about fortresses... you are at the mercy of it's walls health. there is no life inside a breached castle. we've all seen what happened at helms deep. LOL. wait. no gandalf in this game.


Tiger - Now let's say we want to unband units from eachother/from a fortress, can we do this in our army phase freely, or do we need a special card?

Pauly - Treat fortresses as warcamps. move around wherever you want in army phase


Tiger - If we use an instant effect tactic card, can it get discarded and get to use another one in the same turn? can we discard cards from our hand directly into our pile if we find them useless? what about discarding kingdom/soldiers already in play?

Pauly - you can play ten tactics cards in a turn as far as i'm concerned. a hundred if you can pull it off legally. whatever tactics card is played - BOOM! it happens. if you lay another on top of that one, then the NEW card is trumping the old card.... and so on.

ok discarding cards happens during resolve phase. i think i should spell that out in the rules more. yes you can discard your whole hand if you want to.

discarding stuff from the field of play happens in each phase. you can discard your supply line during harvest phase (why God why?), you can discard your strategy and kingdom during kingdom phase and you can discard your warcamp and battlefield during army phase.


Tiger - Finally, the Julian Calendar ultra-rare, it makes it your turn inmediately, however, how can I toggle it when it's not my turn? Can I halt an opponent's turn when he hasn't finished? Does the rotation resume clockwise or it continues on where I broke it?

pauly - i tend to play this card right before someone i want to lose is getting ready to play. that is why it is ultra rare. it's like the evil skip-bo card.

remember...YOU CAN PLAY TACTICS CARDS WHENEVER THE HECK YOU FEEL LIKE. when it is a three man game with me, david and a.j. sometimes i will just long range barrage david when he is walking over to attack a.j. cause i feel like it. it's the coolest part about tactics cards. you can interrupt someone when it's not your turn.


thanks tiger! great questions! i will now have to go retype a bunch of stuff. hehe. it's great that you guys had fun! you should record your next game and put it on youtube and post the link in here!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

"Something to Prove" Strategy Card for Expanded Edition Sneak Peek

Fan art? YES.

Fan Art Cards.

We need them. We love them. You make them.

WHAT are you waiting for.

Here is where you need to go to learn more about putting your art on a card.

In the mean time, I will be redoing some of the old cards that our one artist, Francis Hilow, has given us the art for.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Ancient Greece Temp Card List

Here is the temporary list of cards to be released with the release of the Ancient Greece Deck for the first installment of the Expanded Edition.

You can pre-order the deck here

Ancient Greece


1 Pericles
2 Xenophon
3 Leonidas
4 Themistocles
5 Epaminondas
6 Pyrrhus of Epirus

Philosophers (act as Generals)

1 Plato
2 Aristotle
3 Euclid
4 Archimedes
5 Pythagoras
6 Socrates


1 Athens Survey Team
2 Athens City Planner
3 Athens Cartographer
4 Athens Scout Ship
5 Athens Trireme

1 Spartan Hoplite
2 Spartan Agoge Youth
3 Spartan Veteran Soldier
4 Spartan Commander
5 Spartan Helot

1 Corinthian Gastraphetes
2 Cargo Vessel
3 Scythian Mercenary
4 Marine Hoplite
5 Full Citizen


1 Morality of Aesop
2 Moderation of Epicurius
3 Lore of Demosthenes
4 Trigometry of Hipparchus
5 Medicine of Hippocrates
6 Myth of Homer
7 Laws of Draco
8 Reformation of Solon
9 Art of Phidias


1 Fiction writing
2 City-State
3 The Olympiad
4 Democracy
5 Advanced Mathematics
6 The Parthenon
7 Mass Colonization
8 Colossus at Rhodes


1 Antikythera Mechanism
2 Betrayal of Alcibiades
3 Persian Rebuttal
4 Laurion Confrontation

1 Diekplous Maneuver (ships only)
2 Periplous Maneuver (ships only)
3 Ideals of Athens*(+Athens)
4 Ideals of Sparta* (+Sparta)
5 Peloponnesian Warfront* (+Sparta)
6 Delian League* (+Athens)





Resource Types

Honey Wine

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


card shop and t-shirt shop are now live on the site.

acts of God cards are done and live.

pre-order spelled correctly on site.

what's a preorder?

Some more minor fixes to wording in the rules.

hey there kids!

fixing stuff again!

there still seems to be some confusion on the game with army phase and attack phase. since i am a bit of a wacko, i will go ahead and blame it on myself and not paying enough attention to detail.

ok in a turn based strategy system you have several things going on. since the scope of E&G is soooo big, i had to tame down or slow down time for the battle sequences and speed up time for the kingdom progression. obviously you cannot build the wall in the time it takes for one bushel of food to get from the hometown to the battlefront.

so we have to take things one step at a time where our fighting boys are concerned.

here it is in a nutshell:

during army phase... every card one moves
during attack phase... one card attacks

pretty simple. sorry again for not being specific enough. i just rewrote the whole thing about attack phase. also, i took off "one inch" because no one in my country taught me the metric system.



Army Phase

5) You may move any soldiers to or from Battlefield to Warcamp. Cards in Battlefield do not have to attack, they can remain dormant. Once the turn moves on past the Army Phase, you may not move units.


Attack Phase

1) You must have a General in play to place a unit in Battlefield, unless otherwise stated.

2) Choose one available Soldier card or General Card or unit in Battlefield to attack with. The unit must be a single card or a group of cards banded or equipped together. You may attack with only one unit per turn.

3) Present your unit to attack. Push the attacking card forward a bit towards your opponent that you have chosen to attack to show the attack. State your attack.

4) Defender may choose who blocks the attack, unless stated otherwise.

5) Defender player pushes forward defending unit. 

6) Use the Attack Resolution Card to determine outcome of attack.

Note: Attack is not Counter-Attack. Every Blocking/Defending Unit is Counter attacking while they are also Blocking/Defending. At the left you see that Julius Caesar is Counter attacking Samson with an 8 against Samson's Life of 2. In this instance, no matter who initiated the attack, they are both dead and discarded.

New decks now on sale!

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Friday, June 8, 2012

Rules Clarifications

I have added three items to the rules.

Item 1) It does not matter what "Empires" your deck is comprised of. You may "Mix and Match".

Item 2) Card Mechanics

Shuffle your cards
Let the person on the left cut
Draw seven cards (You can draw x amount from playing deck and y amount from supply as long as x+y=7)

Item 3) Army Phase
5) You may move any soldiers to or from Battlefield to Warcamp. Cards in Battlefield do not have to attack, they can remain dormant.

Thanks to Will, the Lucky Lizard for the catch!

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Thursday, June 7, 2012


Changed Pull to also include abilities usage. 

Pull - Fatigue or Penalty from creature coming from Hand into Battlefield or War Camp. Typically this affects only Soldiers. Soldiers may not attack or use abilities the turn that they come into play.

Pauly's Huns Horde Deck

Somebody might enjoy this...
Built with The Huns only

 I hope some of you start adding to the wiki and forums with all of your decks.

 Outer Mongolia - 3
Caspian Sea - 5
Gobi Desert - 5

 Samson - 1
Reflex Bow Shot - 1
Terror of the Steppes - 5
Long Range Barrage - 5
Xiongnu Heritage - 5
Attila - 5
Hun Warrior - 20

 Have fun!