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Iron Age - Council of the Clans [Kindle Edition]

Brendan Myers

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Book Description

"Iron Age" is a political strategy game, in which players compete and co-operate with each other to build a community.

The better you manage your village, and the better you manage your relations with other players, the more honour you will gain. And the more honour you gain, the better your position will be at a special democratic assembly called the Landsmoot, which is where you can try to win the whole game.

* Build farms, workshops, Great Halls, temples, and more!
* Recuit specialists like warriors, priests, and poets!
* Trade with other players to enrich your village, or put other players in your debt!
* Raise an army to protect your village, or to loot and pillage your neighbours!
* Build voting blocks, coalitions, and alliances!
* If you can get elected Chieftain of the Landsmoot often enough, and remain Chieftain long enough, you win the game!

Players: Between 3 and 8
Ages: 15 and up

You will need:
* The core rulebook, which you can download into your ebook reader device right here.
* Several six-sided dice, three or four at least.
* Player Resource Sheets: a sample is available as a free pdf download from the author's web site, or you can draw up your own.
* Note pads, pencils, and erasers, for every player.
* All the cleverness, wit, and savvy you can muster!

"Iron Age" was originally developed by a professor of philosophy (that's me, your humble author), to teach various principles of political science to his students. From the "soft power" of culture and diplomacy, to the "hard power" of the army, nearly every facet of real world politics is reproduced in this game. "Iron Age" also helps demonstrate to players things like:

* how political supporters are won and lost
* how players with the most honour are not always the clear winners
* how to find the right "balance" between co-operation and competition
* the importance of public speaking, argumentation, and persuasion
* the importance of being alert to the movements of both allies and rivals
* how political power flows from numerous sources
* how to plan for the future, and how to grow a community sustainably
* how much of our lives are unpredictable, and why it's important to prepare for the unexpected.

And, of course, "Iron Age" is many hours of fun!

Author's web site:

Product Details

  • File Size: 139 KB
  • Print Length: 51 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007HU732E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #271,944 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Brendan Myers, Ph.D., is originally from a small town in Ontario Canada. In 2006 he earned his Ph.D in philosophy at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Brendan is the author of numerous fiction and nonfiction books, and his work has been featured by Celtic cultural associations, interfaith groups, political activist groups, and humanist societies around the world. Presently he serves as a professor at Heritage College, in Gatineau, Quebec. He loves fairy tales and space exploration, and he lives in a library next door to a forest.


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