The quiet of the gentleman’s club was shattered in an instant. “What! The blighters have done it again, confound ‘em all!” Warding, the retired general, was beside himself with outrage.
Smithers, the senior club butler, dutifully came over and enquired after General Warding. “Sir?”
“The Mahdi’s lot are having a go at Khartoum again. Something must be done about this! Queen Victoria must be informed,” he thundered!
“Certainly sir, I’ll send a boy to the palace straight away. Will that be all, sir?”
The rustling of papers indicated other members present desired the peace and solitude of this wood-
Meanwhile, Admiral Steele was making ready the gunboats in the Pool of London, and the Highlanders were checking their kit. They were marching once more to save Governor Gordon! This would be a day for heroes!
Scramble for Empire is set in the 19th century, with one game turn representing a month and players taking on a variety of roles. Typically you play as the head of a country, for example the President of France, the Kaiser, or Tsar, or the head of an expansive merchant company with global positions.
Each game turn is run approximately once a month in real life, and each turn you receive details of your own position details, hopefully letters from others, the in-
Turns cost £10 each, or £5 each if you prefer to roleplay as a single character instead of taking on a major position.
HOW TO TAKE PART!
All you need is either access to an email account, and a computer or suchlike in order to send and receive orders. Files are sent to you as PDFs, so anyone can open them, and your turns are sent in to us as word files (doc, docx,or rtf, for example; in fact we can cope with most text files). If you prefer, and live in the U.K., playing via the post is possible instead (a £2 surcharge applies though).
The first requirement to take part is to get the rules.
They cost only £2.99 and can be ordered here:
Nothing else needs to be done at this stage. With the rules you’ll receive a list of positions currently available, and instructions on what to do next.
The rules are deliberately cheap in order to get potential players to take a look. Please note that you are not tied into anything, and you can join or leave a game of Scramble for Empire any time you like!
Thanks for reading, and we hope you decide to take the plunge and join us in this epic game!
|The Glory of Kings|
|Scramble for Empire!|
|Pay for Turns|
|Glory of Kings rules|
|Swashbuckler rpg rules|
|Supplements for Glory of Kings|
|Glory and Argument|
|Advice for Princes|
|18th century Gazetteer|
|18th century Companion|
|Book of Revelations|
|The Ottoman Army|
|Battles of the Spanish Succession|
|No peace without Spain|
|Over the Hills and far away!|
|Scramble for Empire introduction|
|Scramble for Empire rules|
|Scramble for Empire maps|
|Scramble for Empire positions|
|Scramble for Empire newspaper|
|Novels & novellas|
|Resistance is Futile!|
|Clear and Present Danger|
|All at Sea|
|Challenge & Reply|
|Game of War|
|Gordian Knot, Sacre Bleu, Victory!|
|Ultima Ratio Regum|
|None Shall Pass|
|Vive le Roi|
|WW1 Fleet Lists|
|Over the Hills...|
|Adventures in Space|
|Novels & novellas|