Towards the end of the 19th century humanity's greatest minds united in an effort to found a perfect city. They utilized the most advanced technologies afforded by steam and mechanics. The result of their efforts exceeded any of their expectations! The City stood on massive flying platforms. It drifted over the world ? like a monument to victorious science!
The heart of the City was the Great Machine. It was an artificial intellect, created for the benefit of mankind. The Great Machine was the overseer of the City. In time the Great Machine formed a Plan to achieve its purpose. To perfect the City. To perfect Man himself. To make him standardized and reliable, like a gear in the mechanisms of the Great Machine.
The City had been called the City of Reason. Now they call it the City of the Great Machine.
Yet there have always been those who look deeper, into the heart of matters. A number of extraordinary men and women rise up against the regime of the Great Machine. Before it is too late.
This game features the conflict between the Great Machine and an alliance of Heroes.
One player takes the role of the Great Machine. That player commands a force of loyal Servants and perfected mechanical Guards. The Great Machine?s goal is to complete the Master Plan, that will bring happiness to mankind. At the same time it is necessary to deal with the growing disorder in the City.
The other players are called Revolutionaries. They work together against the Great Machine. Each Revolutionary controls a Hero. The goal of the Revolutionaries is to bring about a Revolution and overthrow the despotic regime of the Great Machine.
The Heroes seek support from the people and encourage discontent. At the same time they work to prevent the Great Machine from completing its horrific Plan.
The City is made up of several Districts, connected together. During the game the Heroes and the Servants of the Great Machine move around the Districts. Every District has unique Actions for the Heroes or Servants to take.
The Revolutionaries? main weapon is the people?s discontent ? the Great Machine relies on oppression. The Great Machine publishes Directives ? the Heroes find ways to cancel them. The Heroes convince where the Great Machine commands. The Heroes resource is Trust ? the Great Machine?s is Bonds.
Both sides of the conflict firmly believe that their course is the right one.
New Heroes with unique abilities join the side of Revolution, while the Great Machine enhances its Servants with powerful implants and sends its new secretly trained Servant into the field. The governmental Surveillance Zeppelin now cruises over the City, opening up new opportunities for both sides of the conflict.
The Escalation is not a standalone game. Core City of the Great Machine game is required for play.
The Escalation expansion consists of separate Modules. You may add any of them to your games in various combinations. Each Module combines perfectly with each other and the core game.
The diversity of living organisms inhabiting our planet is astonishing. According to the theory of evolution, random mutations occur all the time, granting new traits to animals and plants. These traits are then tested through natural selection. Animals with beneficial traits propagate more successfully than others, expand their habitat areas, and effectively protect themselves against predators and unfavorable conditions. Such species dominate the ecosystem, while poorly adapted animals become extinct.
Evolution. New World is an updated and extended version of the basic Evolution. The Origin of Species game. It includes both well-known animal traits and new ones, complete with refined descriptions and colorful illustrations. Food is now generated using Area cards, and animals can use shelter to hide from predators.
Every ecosystem is a complex combination of living organisms and the environment. Even a small change in any element affects the entire system, but balance is usually restored quickly. However, sometimes a random event leads to the butterfly effect - an unpredictable cascade of changes that can completely transform the whole biosphere.
The Butterfly Effect expansion gives you a new and unique way to play Evolution: New World. In the box, you'll find: 13 new traits and the Seashore Area. Add more gameplay depth and create dynamic survival strategies for your animals. The Solo mode. In the Alien World scenario you will fight 1 on 1 against the merciless Dominator and insatiable Devastator for supremacy or create your own monsters to compete with. Additional tokens. With the expansion, up to 6 players can enjoy Evolution together. Butterfly Effect scenario. Start a chain reaction of random events that affect the game's course and change the evolutionary process.