# RUSSIA AND THE WEST

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INTRODUCTION
Card game for 2 players.
One player represents the West, the other Russia.

PREMISE
Since the Cold War has ended and the fall of the Soviet Union as a Superpower,
Russia has maintained an active war-footing with the West, using every means
Possible (covert, hacking, criminal, disinformation, hard force, etc.) to
Subvert and destabilize the Western powers and the New world order.
Their long term goal is to remain a major player in an illiberal, multipolar world.

HISTORY
The game starts in the year 2000. Each turn represents 2 years.
The game ends in 2020. There are a total of 11 Turns.

OBJECTIVE
If any player wins 3 Hands in a row, they win the game.
The winner of the first turn gets 1 Victory point.
The winner of the second turn gets 2 Victory points.
The winner of the third turn gets 3 Victory points and son.
The player with the most Victory points at the end of the game wins.
Use pen and paper to record Victory points.

THE DECK
Players share a common deck.
Some cards can be used by both players.
Some cards can only be used by one side.

TURN SEQUENCE
1. Players are dealt 7 cards each.
2. You may reveal a Spy card to look at your opponent’s hand.
3. Players can discard up to 4 cards and draw replacements.
4. A player may discard an economic card to draw 2 cards.
5. A player may discard a military card to make his opponent discard a random card
6. A player may discard a political card to draw 3 cards and discard 2 cards.
7. A player may discard a culture card to gain 1 Victory point.
8. Players reveal their hands.
9. The player with the highest Force total wins the hand.
-Every card has a Force value.
-A player can only count cards that match his side or that can be used by both players.
-A player may only use 1 card of the same type, so for example, he could use one
Military card toward his total but not two. This is the “One-Type-only Rule”.
-If a player reveals a Crime card he may break the One-Type-Only Rule once unless
His opponent plays a Law card.
A card with the “Any” type may be assigned any type its owner wants (Political, cultural, etc.)
10. Discard all cards.

CARD NOTATION
R = Russia
W = West
B = Both

CARD LIST
#	Name:					User	Force	Type
1	Vladimir Putin				R	5	Any
2	Russian Federation			R	2	Any
3	Semi-Criminal Oligarchy 		R	2	Crime
4	Soviet Roots				R	2	Culture
5	Encourage Nationalism			R	4	Culture
6	Dis/Misinformation			R	4	Info
7	Security State				R	3	Any
8	Undermine Democracies   		R	3	Political
9	Green Men Incursions			R	4	Military
10	Support Dictatorships			R	4	Economic
11	Reflexive Control			R	4	Political
12	Disseminate Fake News			R	2	Info
13	Hack CIA Computers			R	3	Spy
14	Cyber Theft     			R	3	Spy
15	Exploit International Crisis		R	3	Political
16	Erode Western Values			R	3	Culture
17	Promote Far Right Radicalism		R	2	Political
18	Oil Politics				R	4	Economic
19	Non Linear War				R	2	Any
20	Russia Tycoons				R	3	Economic
21	Russian Mafia				R	4	Crime
22	KGB Machinery				R	3	Spy
23	FSB Federal Security Service		R	5	Spy
24	Control National Responses		R	4	Culture
25	Multi Vector Foreign Policy		R	2	Political
26	Attack Liberalism and Globalism 	R	3	Culture
27	Interfere in Elections          	R	3	Political
28	Intimidate Diplomats/Journalists	R	1	Crime
29	GRU Intelligence Directorate		R	2	Spy
30	Targeted Killings			R	2	Spy
31	Paramilitary Groups			R	4	Military
32	Subvert Decision Making Ability 	R	3	Info
33	Covert Activities			R	2	Spy
34	Disrupt and Sabotage			R	2	Political
35	Erode Institutional Trust		R	3	Culture
36	Gerasimov Doctrine			R	3	Any
37	Russian Frontier Annexations		R	3	Military
38	Shadow Tactics				R	2	Any
39	Hybrid Information Warfare		R	2	Info
40	Confuse Fact and Fiction		R	2	Info
41	Global Insurgency			R	2	Military
42	Campaign of Destabilization		R	3	Political
43	Export Illiberal Ideology		R	2	Culture
44	Compromise National Security  		R	3	Spy
45	Asymmetrical Diplomacy			R	2	Political
46	Influence Campaign			R	3	Political

#	Name:					User	Force	Type
1	NSA National Security Agency		W	4	Spy
2	NATO Treaties				W	3	Military
3	NATO Alliance				W	4	Military
4	German Leadership			W	3	Economic
5	Western Aid				W	2	Economic
6	Western Democracies			W	3	Political
7	World Bank				W	2	Economic
8	Western Institutions			W	3	Culture
9	Liberal Democracies			W	2	Culture
10	Rule of Law				W	2	Law
11	European Union  			W	3	Politics
12	American President			W	5	Any
13	USA Superpower  			W	5	Economic
14	Targeted Sanctions			W	1	Economic
15	United Nations				W	3	Politics
16	International Law			W	2	Law
17	Little Foreign Investment		W	3	Economic
18	Low Oil Prices				W	4	Economic
19	Expansion of the EU			W	3	Political
20	Expansion of NATO			W	3	Military
21	Western Criticism			W	1	Culture
22	Internal Criticism			W	1	Culture
23	Protests				W	1	Political
24	Expulsion				W	1	Law
25	Reset Policy				W	1	Politics
26	Asset Seizure				W	1	Economic
27	Confront Interference			W	4	Any
28	Repair Damage				W	2	Any
29	American Exceptionalism 		W	3	Culture
30	Aspirational Character			W	4	Culture
31	Vision and Purpose			W	5	Culture
32	Strong Alliances			W	4	Military
33	Diplomacy				W	1	Political
34	Negotiation				W	1	Political
35	Expose Actions				W	4	Info
36	Force Projection			W	4	Military
37	United Front				W	4	Political
38	Security Guarantees			W	3	Military
39	Economic Superiority			W	5	Economic
40	CIA Central Intelligence Agency		W	4	Spy
41	Military Superiority			W	4	Military
42	New World Order 			W	3	Political
43	Cultural Domination			W	3	Culture
44	Military Deployments			W	3	Military
45	Probe and Investigate			R	2	Info
46	US Cyber Command			R	3	Spy

#	Name:					User	Force	Type
1	Espionage				B	2	Spy
2	Counter Intelligence			B	2	Spy
3	Counter Terrorism			B	2	Spy
4	Reforms 				B	1	Any
5	Military Intervention			B	2	Military
6	Corruption				B	2	Crime
7	Nuclear Politics			B	2	Politics
8	Regional Conflict			B	2	Military
9	War Crimes				B	2	Law
10	Challenge to Power			B	1	Any
11	Power Struggle				B	1	Any
12	Grand Bargain				B	2	Political
13	Public Approval				B	2	Culture
14	Period of Upheaval			B	1	Any
15	Retaliation				B	1	Any
16	Scandal					B	2	Culture
17	Disaster				B	1	Any
18	Criminal Prosecution			B	2	Law
19	Global Recession			B	2	Economic
20	Russian Economy 	  		B	2	Economic
21	Occupation				B	2	Military
22	Unrest					B	2	Political
23	Separatists				B	2	Military
24	Independence Movements  		B	2	Political
25	Political Theatre			R	2	Political
26	Territorial Claims			B	2	Political
27	Media Manipulation			B	2	Info
28	Show Superiority			B	2	Political
29	Sphere of Influence			B	1	Any
30	Force Multiplier			B	1	Any
31	Overwhelm Response			B	1	Any
32	Exploit Networks			B	1	Any
33	Treaty					B	2	Political
34	Outmaneuver				B	1	Any
35	Hard Power				B	2	Military
36	Unexpected Outcomes			B	1	Any
37	Propaganda				B	2	Culture
38	Rhetoric				B	2	Culture
39	Leverage				B	2	Politics
40	Policy					B	1	Any
41	Self Serving Denials			R	2	Political
42	Intelligence Analysis			R	2	Spy
43	Accusations				B	2	Political
44	Isolate					B	2	Cultural