Legiones (Legions)

Legiones are used in combat; one die represents one legio.

Legio Curialis (Senatorial Legion) 200,000 Denarii
Legio CurialisThey are represented by a white die and may be owned only by imperatores. They are given to certain players at the beginning of the Game, or may be purchased from certain Olympian deities, or transferred to an imperator by the vote of the Senate. Reges may not possess a legio curialis; if a rex captures a legio curialis in battle, he must pay a foreign numen 200,000 Denarii to convert it to a legio clientarum or forfeit it to the deity overseeing the battle. Foreign numina may possess and sell legiones curiales but cannot use them in battle.



Legio Clientarum (Client Legion) 400,000 Denarii
They are represented by a red die and may be owned by imperatores and reges. They are assigned to reges at the beginning of the Game or can be purchased by an imperator or rex from a foreign numen.



Legio Ultrix (Vengeance Legion)
They are represented by special dice (black dice for imagines; large dice for Mars/Phobos/Deimos). They can be owned only by Mars and imagines. Imagines acquire them upon death from Pluto/Persephone.




Note: No individual player may own or control more than ten (10) legiones (curiales/clientarum) at one time. An imago may own only one (1) legio ultrix. A numen who apprehends a player in possession of more than ten (10) legiones must confiscate all legiones over ten.


Classes (Fleets) 300,000 Denarii

Classes are used in transporting legiones and delegates across a sea. They are represented by blue cards. Classes allow a player to move directly between any regions, except Germania and Parthia. One classis can transport only one legio at a time and/or any number of players during a movement phase. Classes may be transferred to other players at any time or willed to a heres (heir) upon death and do not have to be returned upon request.

Denarii (Money)

Denarii are used to purchase legiones and classes. They may be transferred to other players at any time and do not have to be returned upon request. They come in three (3) denominations:

  • a white chip represents 100,000 D
  • a red chip represents 500,000 D
  • a blue chip represents 1,000,000 D


Suffragia (Votes)

Suffragia are used in voting during a senatus consultum. Suffragia are unalienable but can be temporarily transferred to amici and must be returned to their original owner immediately upon request. They may be transferred permanently only upon death to a heres.


Naves Longae (Warships): see Ship Prices

Naves longae are used only at the Battle of Actium. They are represented by a dark die.





Dos (Dowry)

A Dos is used to formalize nuptiae and is represented by an orange card. The face value of a dos varies according to individual virgines. Juno is the only numen who may be in possession of a dos.


Rexpressus Platinum Card

The Rexpressus card is used in fuga and is represented by cards colored appropriately for each rex (except Cleopatra/Ptolemy).


Ring of Gyges (Invisibility)

This gift of Death (Pluto/Persephone) allows a mortal player to attack three of any opponent's legiones once during a hiems.


Virus (Poison)

A matrona may twice during her marriage serve a poison card (a spade) to those inhabiting the province where her husband is at that moment situated.


Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.