GQR Expansion Deck: Famous Gladiators Set #1

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GQR Expansion Deck: Famous Gladiators Set #1

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The sixteen gladiators included in Gladiator: Quest for the Rudis range from the new tyros to the establish champions called Primus Palus. Mightier than any of these are the Famous Gladiators. This 20-card expansion deck of Famous Gladiators includes one gladiator of each type included in GQR. Each famous gladiator has a character card plus two unique Attack cards and two unique Defend cards for a total of five cards per gladiator. The new Attack and Defend cards are added to the main decks from GQR to form the full playing deck for a Famous Gladiator.

 

Meet the Famous Gladiators:

 

Marcus Attilius (murmillo): Saddled with debt, Marcus Attilius was a free man who chose to enter the arena to earn money betting on himself. His amazing skill with a sword (possibly from military training) and his athleticism allowed him to accomplish something virtually unheard of — defeat not one but two excellent gladiators. In his first fight as a gladiator, Attilius defeated Hilarus, a thraex owned by the emperor Nero. Hilarus had won 13 straight bouts. Attilius was then matched against Raecius Felix, another outstanding gladiator, boasting a winning streak of 12 bouts. Attilius defeated Felix, too.

Cresus (retiarius): Little is known about the skills of Cresus, who hailed from Pompeii, but he overcame the stigma placed on the retiarius class and became famous enough to encourage graffiti that stated that he was "lord of the girls" and "doctor (meaning teacher) to nighttime girls, morning girls and all the rest". Such popularity seldom came without a string of significant wins.

Flamma (secutor): A slave from Syria, Flamma died at age 30 after winning 21 bouts, with 9 draws and only 4 losses. Yes, even the mightiest lose sometimes — but defeat in the arena did not equal death, especially for a gladiator as accomplished as Flamma. Because of his outstanding performances, Flamma was awarded his freedom not just once but four times. He refused the rudis each time so that he could continue fighting as a gladiator.

Spartacus (thraex): While recent evidence shows that although Spartacus was from Thrace and therefore skilled in the use of the sica, he was schooled in the ludus as a murmillo, we have deemed him a thraex in our game. Although certainly the most famous of all gladiators because of his leadership in a revolt and subsequent war against Rome, there is virtually no verifiable information about him. Most accounts mention his strength and intellect and, of course, leadership. He was a member of the Roman auxiliary and trained with them so gained military and weapons skills. As a gladiator, he survived at least a year or more and asa conservative guess would have fought between 4 and 8 times in that time. He clearly survived those battles. This alone justifies his status as a Primus Palus, and later events catapult him to the “famous” distinction.

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