Here I Stand: Wars of the Reformation 500th Anniversary Ed

THIS EVENT MAY OVERLAP THE AUCTION. Few realize that the greatest feats of Martin Luther, Jean Calvin, Ignatius Loyola, Henry VIII, Charles V, Francis I, Suleiman the Magnificent, Ferdinand Magellan, Hernando Cortes, and Nicolaus Copernicus all fall within this narrow 40-year period of history. This game covers all the action of the period using a unique card-driven game system that models both the political and religious conflicts of the period on a single point-to-point map.

Read more »

Event Number 24
Event Type {{}}
Maximum Tickets 6
Age Range {{[] }}
Start Date & Time Saturday at 10:00 AM
Duration 9 hours
End Time {{ ? format_end_time() : ''}}
Cost $0
Room Hosted Games
Space HG 32
Special Event Designation
More Information
Has Special Requests
{{ request }}
Waiting List {{}} are waiting for tickets


0 tickets available at $0 per ticket.

Waiting List

{{}} are waiting for tickets

My Existing Tickets For This Event

  • {{}}
My Schedule
You must log in or create an account to purchase tickets.

Note: This event may overlap the auction. If you plan on attending the first hour of the auction, please consider choosing another event, as a courtesy to the host and other players.
Here I Stand is a card-based wargame in which players struggle for religious and political influence over early 16th century Europe during the Reformation. It can be played by up to 6 players, who represent the Habsburg Empire, the Ottoman Empire, England, France, The Papacy, and The Protestants. The game begins in 1517 and ends in 1555, taking up to 9 turns to play each representing about 4 years of history.

The game is played in "impulses", with each player, one after the other, playing a single card during their impulse. Each card has a number on it indicating the number of "command points" it grants the player, as well as the text of a specific event, and generally, players choose to either use the command points or to enact the event but not both. Command points are used to execution various military, political, religious, or exploratory actions such as moving armies or fleets, besieging a fortress, establishing overseas colonies, calling religious debates, or burning heretical books. The events on the cards represent either a specific historical detail (e.g. the Council of Trent) or a general occurrence such as the bribing of enemy mercenaries.

Victory is determined by the first player to exceed 25 Victory Points (VP), or the player with the most at the end of the game. VP are gained in a variety of ways which are slightly different for each of the 6 sides but include things like controlling key cities or electorates, exploring the New World, the death or disgrace of opposing religious leaders, building castles or cathedrals, or successful piracy expeditions.

Here I Stand is a wargame made for euro gamers to enjoy as well as for wargamers.