Try something entirely new! This scenario is designed for a 4-Player Free For All. The emphasis IS placed on Monks, but all units are available except for ranged siege (you can makes rams aplenty). You will not win this map without first building up a large army of mixed units. Features of Relic Roundup include:
***Monk based-resource gathering!*** Direct your monks onto appropriate prayer spots and The Gods award you with resources. NO VILLAGERS OR TOWN CENTERS! That's right, with 6 monks you can gather enough resources for Epic battles.
***Start in the Castle Age*** with everything you need to produce an army of your choosing on a well-defended island fortress. Pathways interconnect each player's IDENTICAL starting location to each other and the center of the map. 2 CPU's provide walls and towers to slow initial advancement.
***Collect Relics for Upgrades!*** Progressive bonuses are awarded for collecting relics. Reach the Imperial Age by collecting 4! Some are out in the open, others are well defended...what ones do you go for first? To place emphasis on relic collection, 16 of the initial 20 are visiible by each player at the start! Are your Holy Men up to the task of collecting all 20?
***Power-Up your monks through Conversions!!*** That's right, save your resources for other upgrades, and convert enemy units to EARN them! Or bite the bullet and pay for 'em if your monks aren't having any success :)
***!!!Circle of Power!!!*** Located in the center of the map, the Circle of Power is well-defended. If you can manage to gain control of it, and have 4 of your monks pray there, powerful allies will be summoned!
Fully documented, the first 30 seconds of the game or so will introduce the newbie player to the key points of Relic Roundup. Scenario Instructions/Hints are also available in-game.
Exhaustive playtesting was done on this map to ensure a bug-free, balanced, exciting game! Things start off at a slower pace, but it doesn't take long before the blood begins to blanket the Earth...
*****IMPORTANT***** Please view the readme file and make sure that all of the files are in the proper location before attempting to host this map.
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