You can view the manual here:http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtop ... 34&t=92341
Some informative AAR's here:http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=563
The game uses a unique game mechanic called Decadence. As every warrior knows, from the day you are born, you start to die. Your great Empire is falling apart with every turn. You must grow your culture to outpace the decadence and stay on top. Meanwhile, to win the game your faction must acquire more Legacy points than anyone else. You do this conquering Objectives, building iconic structures and accomplishing events. The websites here, at Slitherine and on Steam can help you with any speed bump you encounter, so that's really not a problem. I was a beta tester and I'm always giving advice. As for management, just about everything can be set to varying degrees of AI control. I do everything myself and my turns take about a minute. As for IR, I believe the ratio is for FOG Empires, with stubborn IR gamers proclaiming that Paradox will eventually sell enough DLC to catch up...some day.http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtop ... 4&t=102005
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