Tabletop Simulator

Tabletop Simulator

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Donning the Purple
Number of Players: 1, 2, 3
File Size
0.112 MB
Jan 28, 2018 @ 5:25am
Apr 4 @ 1:54pm
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Donning the Purple

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It is the year 193 AD. The Roman Empire is not as great as it once was. Hordes of enemies are crossing the borders, famine spreads throughout the provinces and the political intrigues are tearing the empire apart from within. The previous emperor was killed by his own Praetorian bodyguard and has left a power vacuum that the powerful families in Rome are trying to fill. Are you ready to don the purple yourself and take on the stressful job as emperor? If you fail, the other families are ready to take over at a moment's notice. While they wait for your doom, they won't hesitate to backstab or undermine you as much as they can. However you all have to work together as the fall of the Roman Empire is closing in.

Donning the Purple is an asymmetrical king of the hill game with a bit of worker placement. Each player leads a powerful family in ancient Rome, trying to get the most victory points during 4 rounds. If your family member becomes the emperor and manages to hold the position he can earn lots of points. However he will also become the target of the other players as they will try to dethrone him and become the new emperor themselves.

Players 1-3 Playtime 70-90 minutes

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Note: This is a pre-production version of Donning the Purple. All content is subject to change before the official release.

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Spanks Masterson May 3 @ 11:00pm 
I've not gotten the chance to try this game out yet. If anyone wants to schedule a game, please post here or message me. :) Donning the Purple seems as if it'd be great fun!
Headnago Apr 25 @ 1:00am 
Hi there. Donning the purple will come back to kickstarter in september for a reprint and an expansion. The reprint will be 100% the same as the original game. The expansion will include lots of cool!

The updated game here on TTS has some of the unlocked stretch goals from the original campaign. Some of the advanced stuff is not in the simulator.
Arteus  [author] Apr 24 @ 11:31pm 
@Paulyd83 - I don't have the full insight, myself. I think it's less of a 2nd edition and more of a modified reprint? You would assume that they would want a new batch of the base game produced for anybody who wants to grab the expansion but doesn't have the base yet.

As for this mod, it's complete to the best of my knowledge. With this whole KS not being a thing yet, anything could change prior to production. I'm sure the designer will let me know if anything needs to be changed though.
paulyd83 Apr 24 @ 1:44pm 
Also, I don't think they're coming out with a 2nd edition of the game so soon? From what I saw on their website, they're launching a Kickstarter campaign later this year for an expansion.
paulyd83 Apr 24 @ 1:33pm 
Wow, interesting news! That's something I need to pick up when they kickstart it. So is this version totally complete?
Arteus  [author] Apr 23 @ 11:18pm 
@Paulyd83 - Whoops, I forgot to update the changelog. Thanks for the heads up. At the request of the designer I have updated the game contents to be more in-line with the 2nd edition of the game which I believe they're gearing up a Kickstarter campaign for. The card decks, main board, player boards and game pieces have been updated.
paulyd83 Apr 23 @ 5:01pm 
@Arteus I see that the game was updated on April 4, just a few weeks ago. Do you know what exactly was updated?
simmixalot Jun 27, 2018 @ 2:02am 
This is a great game :-)
Spanks Masterson Mar 7, 2018 @ 9:32pm 
Anyone want to schedule a game? This looks like amazing fun
Arteus  [author] Feb 26, 2018 @ 10:31am 
@aziwa - Thanks for noticing the legion misplacement. I've pushed an update to sort that out and removed many of the tokens from grid snap mode. I hope that makes things run a bit smoother for you.