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/amazones. They are assigned to certain players at the beginning of the Game, or may be purchased from those numina who sell legiones, 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. If foreign numina come into possession of legiones curiales, they may keep or sell them 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 a special die, may be owned only by imagines (black die) and Mars/Phobos/Deimos (large die). Imagines acquire them upon death from Pluto/Persephone.




Note: No individual player may own or control more than ten legiones total of either type (curiales/clientarum) at one time. Any numen who apprehends a player in possession of more than ten legiones must confiscate all legiones over ten.


Classes (Fleets) 300,000 Denarii

Classes are used in transporting legiones and delegates across a sea and are represented by blue cards. During an aestas or motus, classes allow a player to move directly between any regions, except Germania and Parthia. One classis can transport only one legio (along with any number of players) at a time. Classes may be transferred to other players at any time or willed to a heres (heir) upon death and normally 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 normally 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. They 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 blue 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 who do not receive a Rexpressus card).


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.