If you have tracing paper, take a sheet and tape it over your first strata. Copy the surface line onto the tracing paper.
Choose a civilization, or roll randomly on the Civilization table. If this is your first time playing, I recommend choosing the Dwarves.
Each age from this point onwards is played in turns, called years. Each year is broken up into seasons.
|6-9||Dark Elf Civilization|
|9-10||Custom: Make up your own civilization. If you don’t have any ideas, use one of these as a model but change its name and at least one other detail. Keep a record of your civilization for future use.|
Two Civilizations at OnceEdit
You may choose to run two civilizations at once. Don’t do this the first time you play How to Host a Dungeon.
The civilizations take alternating turns each year. The civilization with the most loot goes first.
Any time a civilization encounters tunnels or rooms dug by another civilization, roll on the Civilized Conflict table.
When a Dark Elf colony encounters another civilization, the colony and the main Dark Elf city add their populations together for the encounter.