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Ready for a Treasure Hunt?


Designer Gweilo invites you into the steaming jungles of ancient southeast asia, to search for The Lost Treasure of Nanyue. In Gweilo's original story, the great Han emperor Wu Di has noticed your abilities and has selected you to accompany his trusted spy and lead an expedition to search for the fabled treasure. With only the spy's cryptic riddle to guide you to the treasure's location, it will take all your skills to succeed!

Your adventure unfolds on the new enormous Jiaozhou 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. This campaign is designed at the 'normal' difficulty level, and should be enjoyable for players of all skill levels.

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The Legend of Xingshan awaits you!


Designer Gweilo invites you to experience "The Legend of Xingshan", an original mythological story inspired by ancient Chinese legends. Some are fated to face legends - to be either consumed by them, or to conquer them. Which fate will be yours? Find out by playing the new custom campaign "The Legend of Xingshan".

Your adventure will unfold on the new enormous Xingshan ("Star Mountain") 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. This campaign is designed at the 'normal' difficulty level, and should be enjoyable for players of all skill levels.

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The Tale of Tongguan - a new Three Kingdoms era campaign


Designer Gweilo has been drawn back into the Three Kingdoms period and released a new custom campaign "The Tale of Tongguan". This campaign is set at historical "Tongguan", or "Tong Pass", which was a strategic location between the great cities of Luoyang and Chang-an.

As a young Han military officer and friend of the famous warlord Cao Cao, your destiny will become bound with the mountains of Tong Pass. Can you write its tale as you navigate the upheaval of the early Three Kingdoms period?

The campaign unfolds on the enormous new Tong Pass map, shown here, which was adapted from the actual topography of Tongguan.

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 players of all skill levels.

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"The Outcasts of Wu" has been released! Are you ready for a 14th century custom campaign inspired by current 21st century events?


The current global pandemic of 2020 CE has inspired designer Gweilo to release a new custom campaign "The Outcasts of Wu". History often seems to repeat itself, as is evident with the 21st century Covid-19 pandemic being reminiscent of the Black Death of the 14th century. In this new campaign, the Black Death is ravaging the land - and the Yuan Dynasty has blamed you for it! Can you lead your outcasts to survival while being feared and hated by the entire Middle Kingdom? The tale comes to life on the enormous new Wu 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 players of all skill levels.

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"The Horseman of Wei Qing" have arrived as a holiday gift!


Do you have what it takes to climb into the saddle and take command as the famous general Wei Qing? Designer Gweilo offers you the chance to relive Wei Qing's military exploits during the Han dynasty's war with the Xiongnu empire. If this sounds interesting and you enjoy the military aspect of Emperor, then consider Gweilo's new custom campaign "The Horsemen of Wei Qing" as an extra holiday gift! Prepare to experience your own version of Wei Qing's legend while playing on the new enormous Daxingcheng 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. This campaign is designed at the 'normal' difficulty level, and should be enjoyable for players of all skill levels.

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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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