New Command Counters and Re-Distribute
Each player receives 2 new Command Counters and places them on their Race Sheet. The counters on the sheet may be moved around.
Here is the distribution of Command Counters
and Action Cards for both players.
Action Cards are hidden information in a real game but shown here for the tutorial.
|The Mentak Colation||The Barony of Letnev|
Return Strategy Cards
All Strategy Cards are returned to the common play area and any idle cards are flipped back over to their active side. Note the Bonus Markers on the 3 unused Strategy Cards.
Advance Status Phase Token
For the 2-player game we use the Age of Empire variant. A marker is advanced along the Public Objective Cards during the Status Phase. When it reaches the "Mecatol Rex/Game End" Public Objective card the game ends (if it hasn't already ended by someone reaching 10 Victory Points).
The marker (we use a small glass gem) is now under the 2nd card.
Pass Speaker Token
The Speaker Token is given to the other player as the last step of the Status Phase. Nicholas now has the Speaker Token.
The game has not ended, we go to a new Strategy Phase and Round 2.