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City of Brass: a game of colonial exploration (Game Chef 2005 edition)
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Game Chef 2005 Edition (PDF)
Year: 2005
Electronic (PDF, DOC, eBook, HTML, etc.)
28 pages
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from the introduction:
The Expedition Afrique

In 1892, the French led a military campaign in Dahomey, the "Slave Coast" between Nigeria and Togo, against its kings so that they might have control of Porto Novo, a coastal city. They marched all the way to Abomey, the capital of the land, and found the rulers gone. They amused themselves by looting the city for souvenirs. The French press was most impressed by a white parasol decorated with human jawbones.

They never saw the inside of that parasol. Inside it was a map drawn in human blood, a map that pointed to a legendary city deep in Africa's interior. This city was called the City of Brass, a bastion of ancient African civilization full of treasure, both gold and knowledge. Sadi Carnot, the president of France, sent a expedition on that doomed journey. It only took three weeks for them to become hopelessly lost in an uncharted land. To this day, no one knows what happened to them. According to legend, only one of them made it, and his greatest wishes were given unto him.

In this game, you will play those lost souls. Trapped in Africa's interior, with a map drawn on a parasol and not enough resources, you search.

A note about the content of this game

This game was done in one week with minimal research. In addition, while there is no magic in this game, it is a fantasy. The nobility found among the people of Africa is not balanced against the savagery found here. Like all peoples, the historic Africans had both high nobility and awful destruction found in them. Even though this game depicts the negative side of culture disproportionally, the author is fully aware that is not the only side, or even the dominant side.

More Information Edit | History

This game is available as a free download from 1km1kt. The game consists of 2 pdf files: one with rules, act and character sheets, the other with cards.

The Gamechef version was released in spring 2005 and has a card-driven end-game, a slightly different introduction from and fewer cards than the CRN Games edition.

Game Contents:
This edition of City of Brass is distributed as a pair of PDF files from 1km1kt. The files consist of:

Rules PDF
Cards PDF

The rules PDF is 20 pages including 6 "character sheets" and 4 "act sheets". The cards PDF is 8 pages, including a single page for card backs.

There are 60 cards in the play deck plus 6 in the city deck:
8x Food
8x Water
6x Safety
6x Honour
8x Hygiene
6x Wine

4x Betrayal
1 each of: Creep Away, Overthrow, Lion's Blood, Blaze of Glory, Madness!, For France!, A Favor, Feed A Cold

City Cards:
1 ea of themed end-game question cards around the 6 abilities: Strength, Endurance, Health, Nobility, Reason Camaraderie

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