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Come listen to the Voices of the Pinfei


We are the "Ladies of the Dream Chamber". We are the "Pinfei", the imperial concubines. From our own voices you will hear the story of our fate in Emperor Yongle's harem.

Designer Gweilo has been hearing those ghostly voices from the Forbidden City. He now invites you to hear them by playing his new custom campaign "Voices of the Pinfei".

This campaign's storyline uses the diary entries of the concubines themselves. Their different voices will add to a chorus which tells the tale of their lives in the service of the Ming Emperor Yongle, his rise to the throne, his construction of the Forbidden City, and their ultimate fate.

This campaign was designed at the 'normal' difficulty level. It should be enjoyable by players of all skill levels.

For some clues (and spoilers) about this campaign, check out the screenshots in the playtest album.

You can download the campaign here.

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Listen for the Voices of the Pinfei



It is now the year of the Pig, and Designer Gweilo is hard at work on a new custom campaign. He has found his muse once again after researching stories of the "Pinfei", the ancient Chinese imperial concubines. This new campaign will tell the story of the pinfei of Emperor Yongle of the Ming dynasty. The campaign storyline will use first-person diary entries from the pinfei themselves. Thus, it is fitting that Gweilo has titled the campaign "Voices of the Pinfei".


The campaign will feature four new custom maps, including the Lake Pa map shown here. The campaign will be designed at the 'normal' difficulty level, and should be enjoyable for players of all skill levels. At this time, Gweilo anticipates a release date sometime during the summer of 2019.


For some clues (and spoilers) about this campaign, check out the screenshots in the playtest album.


You can also keep up with the latest news on the project at Gweilo's design blog.

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Come and meet "The Shaman of Yin Oasis"


As the Year of the Dog closes and the Year of the Pig approaches, designer Gweilo invites you to learn more about the Chinese zodiac as you play his new custom campaign "The Shaman of Yin Oasis". Unlike many of his other campaign offerings, this one is designed at the 'normal' difficulty level. It should be enjoyable by players of all skill levels.

The campaign features the enormous "Yin Oasis" map shown here. This oasis will provide sustenance in the harsh desert, but you will need to tread carefully to share it with the feared and powerful Shaman who dwells there.

For some clues (and spoilers) about this campaign, check out the screenshots in the playtest album.

You can download the campaign here. Happy Holidays!

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"A Xia's Diary IV" is now available for download


The Xia Diaries continue! Designer Gweilo has just released the 4th custom campaign in the series. This installment will take you south, to the warm seas and steaming jungles of Annam (ancient Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia). You will face many challenges and adventures there while in the service of the Tran Dynasty, which came to power in ancient Vietnam in the 13th century.

"A Xia's Diary IV" features five new custom maps with unique designs. Rebellions and warfare engulfed Annam during the 13th century, and to reflect this most of these new maps will require you to rebuild destroyed cities. One example is the Hao map shown here (adapted from the actual topography of Hue, Vietnam). Needless to say, all your skills as a Xia will be tested in this campaign!

For some clues (and spoilers) about this campaign, check out the screenshots in the playtest album.

You can download the campaign here. Prepare yourself, it is designed to be a solid challenge for advanced players!

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The Xia Diaries Return Once Again


Designer Gweilo has begun work on the fourth installment in his popular Xia Diaries series of custom campaigns. The setting for the campaign will be the land of Annam (ancient Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia). The campaign's storyline will follow historic events in that region during the 13th century CE, in the early reign of the Tran dynasty. Your journey as a Xia in service to the Tran dynasty will include participation in many of the actual historical events which occurred in Annam during this time.

The campaign will feature five new custom maps, including the Wiezhou Island map shown here. As with the other custom campaigns in this series, "A Xia's Diary IV" will be epic in scale. It will include the maximum scope of ten missions and be designed for advanced players. At this time, Gweilo anticipates a release date sometime late in 2017. For some clues (and spoilers) about this campaign, check out the screenshots in the playtest album. You can also keep up with the latest news on the project at Gweilo's design blog.


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The "Tale of the Kitchen God" has been released!


Do you know the legend of the Kitchen God? How would you like to learn the story as an active participant? Designer Gweilo offers you that chance in his new custom campaign "Tale of the Kitchen God". Prepare yourself to become entwined in a story of betrayal, punishment, tragedy, forgiveness, and divine intervention. You will experience the legend while playing on the new enormous Ningxia map, shown here.

For some clues (and spoilers) about this campaign, check out the screenshots in the playtest album.

You can download the campaign here. This campaign is designed for advanced players.

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Introducing Zao Jun, aka "The Kitchen God"


How did this face become the Kitchen God? Designer Gweilo will tell the story of this legend in a new custom campaign that is currently in development.

For some clues (and spoilers) about this campaign, check out the screenshots in the playtest album. You may also keep up with the latest news on this campaign at Gweilo's design blog.

As of this news announcement, Gweilo anticipates a release date for "Tale of the Kitchen God" sometime in the fall of 2017.

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"Sun Tzu - The Art of War" has been released!


Are you prepared to learn the art of war from master Sun Tzu himself? If so, the opportunity is now here! Designer Gweilo has released "Sun Tzu - The Art of War". This new campaign features the enormous map shown here.

For some clues (and spoilers) about this campaign, check out the screenshots in the playtest album.

You may download the campaign here. Prepare yourself, it is designed to be a solid challenge for advanced players!

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Learn the Art of War from the Master himself


Are you ready to learn The Art of War from the master himself? Designer Gweilo has announced he is currently working on a new custom campaign that will feature the hero Sun Tzu. The setting for this campaign will be during the late Spring and Autum period, and cover the actual years that Sun Tzu was alive.

For some clues (and spoilers) about this campaign, check out the screenshots in the playtest album.

You can also keep up with the latest news on the project at Gweilo's design blog. As you might guess, this campaign will be combat-heavy and designed for advanced players. At this time, Gweilo anticipates a release date sometime in September 2017.

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"A Xia's Diary III" has been released!



Can you hear the call of The Three Kingdoms period? Listen closely, the kingdoms of Wei, Shu, and Wu are beckoning you! Designer Gweilo invites you to discover your destiny as a Xia during this turbulent era. He has released "A Xia's Diary III", the third custom campaign in the popular Xia's Diary series. This new campaign features eight new custom maps of various sizes and climates.

For some clues (and spoilers) about this campaign, check out the screenshots in the playtest album.

You can download the campaign here. Prepare yourself, it is designed to be a solid challenge for advanced players, with many RTS-like design features and a heavy emphasis on combat.

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