Aim of the game
Gain the most influence
You have a hand of cards dealt from your deck of cards.
On your go, you may first take an Action. This must be selected from the cards in your hand.
After your action, you then take a Role. You may always select any role, and this will usually give you a card which is added to your deck. When you play a role, its strength can be boosted by also playing the cars in your hand.
After you have played a role, you must discard your hand down to your current card limit (starts at 5) or below. If you have less cards than your hand limit you will be dealt new cards from your deck up to your card limit.
Once this is done, every other player may either follow your role or dissent in which case they are dealt one card from thir deck into their hand.
The game ends when a number of role card stacks are depleted (1 stack for 2-3 player game, 2 stacks for 4-5 player game), or the influence token supply is exhausted.
There is an extended 3 player variant which ends when 2 role stacks (which start smaller) are depleted.