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A.D. 30

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Tom Decker's A.D. 30: Jesus' Journey to Jerusalem is a very reverent solitaire game that takes you, as the player, along the travels of Jesus, from His baptism in the River Jordan to His triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Along the way, you will make decisions which will affect the outcome of His journeys and teachings. Thirteen possible alternate outcomes are included, not to imply that other outcomes were in fact possible, but to build a strategy game that includes challenges with the possibility of success and failure as the player of the game. Achieving the Major Victory (the historical outcome) will demonstrate the extraordinary set of circumstances that took place and were necessary to achieve the birth of Christianity.

The events that take place often cause the political and religious leaders of the area (represented by Caiaphas, Herod Antipas, and Pontius Pilate) to take notice and become increasingly concerned. In game terms, this is shown by moving those Leader markers along a track on the game board, advancing them from their start spaces one step at a time until they reach the final space on that track (“Arrest in Jerusalem”), at which point they attempt to arrest Jesus.

You get the chance to react to these movements with several choices each game turn. The goal is to assemble all twelve Apostles, maintain a high level of piety, and enter into Jerusalem. Additionally, when trying to reconstruct the beginnings of Christianity historically, it is imperative that Judas betrays Jesus in Jerusalem. Events tend to push Jesus towards Jerusalem, but try to avoid entering too early before all the important pieces are in place!

What's In The Box?:


•  One full-color Rules booklet with examples of play
•  One 8.5" x 16.5" game board
•  25 Event Deck cards
•  12 symbolically represented Apostle pieces
•  Three Leader markers (Pontius Pilate, Herod Antipas, and Caiaphas)
•  15 Miracle markers
•  One Jesus marker
•  Nine supporting pieces
•  One six-sided 12mm die
•  One 8.5" x 16.5" mounted, jigsaw-cut game map
•  One bright red, 9 1/4" x 5 7/8" Standard cardboard VPG game box
•  One beautiful box cover sleeve
•  One "Wipes-A-Lot" napkin
•  One charcoal desiccant packet 

Credits:

 

Game Design: Tom Decker
Docs and Development: Chris Taylor
Art: Chris Taylor
Publisher Victory Point Games

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