Hollandazed: Thoughts, Ideas, and Miscellany — This Guilty Land

DECK MECHANICS IN THIS GUILTY LAND (by Tom Russell)

DECK MECHANICS IN THIS GUILTY LAND (by Tom Russell)

Some kind folks have expressed interest in This Guilty Land, my two player game about American politics in the forty years leading up to the American Civil War. Most know that it builds on my earlier design about Roman politics, Optimates et Populares. While that game was largely deterministic (random set-up and a once-in-a-blue-moon die-roll aside), this one has quite a bit more chaos, being powered by cards. This led at least a couple of folks to assume that the game would be similar to Twilight Struggle or 1960: The Making of the President, with alternating plays of cards either...