Renaissance Rivals Print-and-Play

Compete for knowledge, favor and glory as one of the greatest artists the world has ever known! Renaissance Rivals is a 2-4 player game of artistic competition that can be played in about an hour. Players take on the role of one of five artists of the Italian Renaissance: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonnaroti, Raphael Sanzio, Sister Plautilla Nelli, or Moretto da Brescia. Over the course of the game, your artist will move around a "map" of Italy (represented by a 4 x 4 grid of cards, subdivided into Florence, Milan, and Rome) as you use the cards drawn from your artist’s deck to obtain Commissions and complete your artist’s eight unique Masterpieces. On a typical turn, you will draw four cards from your deck to collect Influence points (which allow you to acquire Commission cards) and Advancement points (required to complete your artist’s Masterpieces). Every time you acquire a Commission, you must decide whether to add the card to your deck to generate more resources in future turns, or add it to your Palette to unlock the Skills that will enable you to obtain more valuable Commissions and complete more prestigious Masterpieces. Different kinds of Commissions trigger movement in different directions, so you need to be strategic about the order in which you acquire them: the most valuable Commission cards are available only in Rome, but require Skills that must be learned in Florence or Milan. Furthermore, each Masterpiece can only be executed in its designated city, so completing them will require strategy and foresight!  

As soon as one artist completes six of their eight Masterpieces OR obtains the commission for the Basilica of St. Peter’s, greatest of all Renaissance cathedrals, Victory Points are totalled, and the player with the most points wins. Achieve fame as the universal genius Leonardo da Vinci, or change history as the artist-nun Plautilla Nelli by rebuilding St. Peter’s!

The print-and-play version of the game includes:

40 Masterpiece cards (8 unique Masterpieces for each of 5 artists)
97 Commission cards
5 Artist Reference cards with turn actions and Masterpiece requirements
1 shared Turn Action reference card
3 City cards (1 for each city)

Total: 146 cards

In addition, pawns or player tokens of some kind will be needed to represent the players' artists as they move around the map.

Links to downloadable print-and-play files

Renaissance Rivals rules document

Cardsheets PDF (card fronts pp. 1-18, card backs pp. 19-36):
Renaissance Rivals cardsheets

PDF files of Commission cards and City cards (extra set of each needed for 3-4 player game):
Commission cards (front)
Commission cards (back)
City cards (front)
City cards (back)

(Note: you will need to download the card files and open and print them in Adobe, using the "actual size" page setting. If you attempt to print directly from the Google Docs preview page, card fronts and backs will be mis-aligned.)

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