Game Types

The RSW game type defines the basic nature of the game. Some games are simple, while others are much more complex. Some games favor intricate diplomacy and negotiations with other players, and others work better as simple command-and-conquer type battle games.

At the time of this writing, there are three different RSW game types available. More game types may become available later. Eventually, it may even be possible to define your own custom game types by writing Python code. (If you have a great idea for a new game type in the meantime, please feel free to contact the author with your suggestion.)

Core: This is a relatively straightforward game of command and conquest. Think of it in the same category as traditional board games you might already be familiar with, such as Risk. Click here for a deeper description of the RSW Core game type.

Classic: This variant is an homage to a classic play-by-mail game that debuted in the 1970's, known as Starweb. Game rules are moderately complex. This game should feel comfortable to players who have experience playing this other game in the past. Click here for a deeper description of the RSW Classic game type.

Advanced: This variant builds on the Classic game with additional character types and newly balanced scores. Click here for a deeper description of the RSW Advanced game type.