# THERMOPYLAE

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INTRODUCTION
Two-player Card game.
Simulates the battle of Thermopylae (480 BC), where a small band of Spartan warriors
Fought to their deaths against the mighty Persian Army of king Xerxes.

CARDS
Players will have to make their own sets of cards.
The Greeks and Persians have their own unique decks.
The Greeks also need ten Troop tokens.
Each Token represents 200 Spartan Soldiers (& allies).
On the Deck lists, # = number of that card in the deck.
Both decks have 52 cards.
Notice that most cards have a force value.

SET UP
Shuffle both decks.
The Persian player draws 4 cards.
The Greeks player draws 4 cards.
The number of Persian warriors is not recorded.

TURN SEQUENCE
1. Draw Phase
3. Persian Attack Phase

DRAW PHASE
Both players draw 1 card from their respective decks.

If a player has more than 7 cards he must discard the excess.
Players may also discard any cards they don't want.
Players may, in this phase, play cards that cause their opponent to discard.

PERSIAN ATTACK PHASE
The Persian player may decide not to attack. If so, the turn ends.
If the Persian player must play an “Attack” card to attack.
The Persian may attack with additional cards with a force value of greater than zero.
Add up the force value of all of these cards and multiply by the number of
Strategy cards played +1.
You cannot play 2 strategy cards of the same type.
This number is the Total Persian Force Value.
All cards used in the Attack are discarded.
The Greek may defend with at least one card with a force value of greater than zero.
Add up the force value of all of these cards and multiply by the number of
Strategy cards played +1.
You cannot play 2 strategy cards of the same type.
This number is the Total Greek Force Value.
All cards used in the Defense are discarded.
Subtract the Total Greek Force Value from the Total Persian Force Value.
If the result is positive, this, divided by 10, is the number of Greek tokens lost.

PERSIAN VICTORY
If all of the Greek troops are killed than the Persians win.

GREEK VICTORY
If the Persian player goes to draw a card and there are no cards left in his deck
and the Greek player still has troops remaining, than the Persians give up and
go home, and the Greeks win.

PERSIAN DECK CARD LIST
#	CARD				FORCE	NOTES
8	Attack				10	Must be played to attack
3	Ethiopian Tribesmen		20
3	Egyptian Levies			20
2	Mede Cavalry			20
4	Bactrian Spearmen		30
1	Indian Heavy Chariots		30
1	Scythed Chariots 		30
2	Assyrian Light Chariots 	30
4	Persian Archers 		40
2	Scythian Horse Archers 		40
2	Phrygian Javelineers		40
8	Immortals			50
3	Greek Traitor			0	Strategy Card
3	Outflanking March		0	Strategy Card
3	Mountain Path			0	Strategy Card
3	Xerxes Commands			0	Opponent must discard 2 random cards

SPARTAN DECK CARD LIST
#	CARD				FORCE	NOTES
8	Greek Allies			10
8	Overlapping Shields		20
8	Heavy Infantry			30
8	Hoplites			40
8	Phalanx				50
3	Heroic Last Stand		0	Strategy Card
3	Spartan Training		0	Strategy Card
3	Narrow Defile			0	Strategy Card
3	Leonidas Strategy		0	Opponent must discard 2 random cards

CARDSET AVAILABLE