Field of Glory: Empires Manual

Field of Glory: Empires is a grand strategy game in which you will have to move in an intricate and living tapestry of nations and tribes, each one with their distinctive culture.
Set in Europe and in the Mediterranean Area during the Classical Age, experience what truly means to manage an Empire.

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Field of Glory: Empires Manual

Post by Daniele » Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:29 am

Field of Glory: Empires release is nearing and it's time to reveal its Manual. No preview, no sneak peek, the full manual.

In over 200 pages you'll find precious information about basic gameplay, key concepts (like the Legacy and Decadence System), National Traits and more!

Click on the cover below to get the full PDF file! You can also download it through the Download section of its product page

Field of Glory: Empires will be released on July 11th

Important! Field of Gory: Empires will have a printable pdf manual, but not the hardcover

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Re: Field of Glory: Empires Manual

Post by devoncop » Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:34 am

Enjoy everyone !!!!

No excuses now not to storm through our MP game :D

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Re: Field of Glory: Empires Manual

Post by juanval » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:59 pm

Wow. Just what I wanted while waiting for the release. Thanks guys for listening the comunity.

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Re: Field of Glory: Empires Manual

Post by YohanTM2 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:28 pm

Much appreciated!

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Re: Field of Glory: Empires Manual

Post by Asty » Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:38 am

Very, very cool and very well done

Big thumbs up

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Re: Field of Glory: Empires Manual

Post by 76mm » Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:41 pm

Great, thanks for this, I will take a look when I get a chance.

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Re: Field of Glory: Empires Manual

Post by juanval » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:38 am

After read it, I must give congrats to devs for the manual they've done. It's very well detailed and very understandable. There is a lot of work put on it.

It would be interesting to distinguish between Historical Provinces and Administrative Provinces or something like that.

The term Province seems confusing because is used for defining 2 different concepts:
1 the group of regions that are culturally connected forming a Historical Province.
2 the group of regions that you control and allow you the possibility to create an Administrative Province.

Will the manual be translated to diferent languages?

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Re: Field of Glory: Empires Manual

Post by juanval » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:00 am

Watching the manual I see each region produces 1 point of decadence. Per turn?

Watching the panel of HCV and, I don't know how total decadence is calculated, because I saw from diferent videos that sometimes the total value of diferent sources of decadence doesn't match with the decadence value. In the image I post, 25+3=28 is ok, but in other videos I see that stable nations don't take into account Status Age Penalty and National Modifiers.
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Re: Field of Glory: Empires Manual

Post by loki100 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:51 am

a) yes, but note that if you form the province this drops a lot

b) key rule here is 7.6, you 'age' when young/mature but that age does not convert to decadence, once you are glorious/old/decadent it does.

This implication of becoming glorious is going to catch some players out, esp if you take a small tribe and it can be some time before you progress that far. Hence the short discussion in 17.2.6, which may help (at least as a reminder).

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Re: Field of Glory: Empires Manual

Post by juanval » Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:47 pm

Mature is the same than stable?

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Re: Field of Glory: Empires Manual

Post by Pocus » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:15 am

The 5 status(es) are: young stable glorious old decadent

So I guess mature means old ?
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Re: Field of Glory: Empires Manual

Post by juanval » Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:40 pm

Mature meaning for me is something between young and old. When I read it on the manual I thought the meaning was stable.

I'm interested how the culture/decadence works in the long term. Only 10 days ;)

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Re: Field of Glory: Empires Manual

Post by JoeMK » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:31 pm

Printable yes. But unfortunately there's no printer-friendly version!

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Re: Field of Glory: Empires Manual

Post by PDiFolco » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:24 am

JoeMK wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:31 pm
Printable yes. But unfortunately there's no printer-friendly version!
Yes, printing+binding the current manual costs >50$/€...
Any chance to have printer friendly version or best physical manuals ?

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Re: Field of Glory: Empires Manual

Post by MarkShot » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:43 am

I wanted to commend both the FOGE team and Slitherine (and FOG2). Why?

For having solid well written manuals ... It is one of the things I miss of about PC games of the 90s.

Personally, I think it is appalling to market a quality product and leave the documentation to consumers to do on a Wiki and YouTube.

I am a retired manager/software engineer, my design/management practice was always to write the documentation before the code. Why?

* As things come down to the wire, you know where schedules will be cut.

* Often while trying to explain something in a manual, you realize a problem ... feature missing ... feature too convoluted ... UI counter-intuitive. Such realizations are infinitely cheaper to find and correct when writing prose than with 20,000 lines of code behind them.

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Re: Field of Glory: Empires Manual

Post by solops » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:04 pm

Lot's of big changes. Any chance of an updated manual?

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