Republic of Rome forum game II


Flaminius plans to throw a Games to help keep the unrest down and to start to repair his unjustly stained reputation.


The Populares appreciate his generosity.


@rho21 2 to Papririus (if I did my math correctly for a grab at Aemilius), 15 from Fulvius to Rome’s Treasury.

And I’m spent.


We still have to get through the Forum phase unharmed, but I think at this point we plan to fight the Illyrian war? Suggest we can send Fabius as a Consul with the legions we have to get the best odds, no need for a Dictator. Unless of course we manage to draw Scipio, in which case I think maybe we should tackle Carthage.



The prominent Cornelius family has been down on its luck in recent years; a series of wastrels paying little attention to the senate and frittering away the family wealth and influence. At last a competent young man has progressed far enough through the cursus honorum to take up the reins and lead the family to a bright future to exceed its illustrious past.


The family Cornelius is influential (5) and skilled in both military matters (4) and public oratory (3). Loyal too (9). Truly a catch.

If someone draws Scipio, he won’t be playable until the revolution phase anyway.

@Knightsaber: Junius is HRAO as Rome Consul, so it’s your initiative first.


@rho21 Papirius will spend 2T (bribery!) to attempt to bring Aemilius the Younger aboard.

If only I’d saved one more…


@antlers: you can counterbribe if you wish.


@rho21 No counterbribe


Roll is a 5, Aemilius joins the shepherds.

Any further actions, @Knightsaber?


It’s like old times again here in Shepherdsville.


@rho21 We’re done.


A comet has been sighted in the southern sky. An omen, some say, that Rome will have joy if it fights Carthage this year. Others claim the opposite, that the comet favours Carthage and we should stay well away. The haruspices seem to be on the latter side, calling this an evil omen that Rome and stating that Rome would do well to avoid all conflict this year.

Evil Omens

First event I’ve rolled in a couple of years, and it’s a 10 => evil omens.
Money subtracted from the Pontifex Maximus. @scottagibson

@CF_Kane: your initiative now.


@rho21 Quinctius will spend 1T and attempt to recruit Cornelius.


That gives a base number of 9. Any counterbribes this time, @antlers?


@rho21 No counterbribe


Roll is a 10. Cornelius remains aloof. Any further actions, @CF_Kane?


No other actions.


Bad news from the East: Rome has tarried too long to take advantage of the weakness its spies discovered in Macedon. The new leader of the Seleucids has been forced to make peace with the Macedonians after a brilliant year of campaigning by Philip V of Macedon, who has turned out to be a very capable general indeed.

With his eastern flank secure for the moment, he has turned his eyes towards Rome.

Philip V

Philip V adds 6 strength to Macedonian wars.
As he matches the inactive 2nd Macedonian War, it become active immediately and is now of effective strength 16.

@antlers: your initiative.


Yeah we’re going to need more legions.


@rho21 - Flaminus holds a games for 7 talents. Valerius tries to attract a Knight with no bribe. Aurelius tries to persuade Cornelius with no bribe. (if I can’t attract a Knight and persuade a senator same turn, just persuade senator). That’s all for this initiative.