Kingmaker, War of the Roses Play Aids

Updated 5/27/14 22:19

Here are some ideas and an accessories for Kingmaker

Starting Royals & Other Basics

I felt that a reference card would be helpful for getting new players into the game, so click here for a pdf that covers:

  1. # of Players recommended plus the starting player
  2. Object of the Game
  3. Starting Royals' locations & line of succession
  4. Parliament votes (used in the time limit game)
  5. Sequences of Player Turn, Battle and Siege
  6. Historical backrground plus some pictures of the roses
Others' play aids

Mostly at Boardgame Geek I found other worthy play aids.

  1. Defining Kingmaker Rules
  2. KingmakerVariant* & New Grid Coordinate Index
  3. Redone Map
  4. Updated Rules
  5. Parliament Vote List

*Short game version: 4 turn sole king or Parliament high-vote-count at Time Limit. This is summarized in my Starting Royals pdf at the first link, that says Click Here in that section.

About Me

I was a founding partner of Judges Guild and made a modest contribution to our effort to make Dungeons & Dragons more accessible and popular. My main gaming interests involve CD: TOB, Great Battles of World War II, GQ3, Volley & Bayonet a few boardgames, designing full color maps and accessories using Illustrator & InDesign.

The biggest example is a set of 10 D-Day era Normandy maps, each 23x35". This was a 7-year-long project that ended up with a 6x15 foot map of the beaches & the Cotentin Peninsula. You can see the now 4 different scales (1 mile per hex, 1 kilometer per hex, 600 yards per hex & now 300 yards/hex) at

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