Parts centered on
PR and federations
PR & roles
The Secret Council GPO begins as a regular game except that 3 of the players (depending on eligibility) have been secretly drawn at the start of the game to form the Black Council.
The composition of the black council is a secret to players who are not on it.
At a time chosen by the black council, its 3 members simultaneously become the crisis, leave the senate and start a galactic war.
Pay attention to the lore, visuals and RP of empires for more immersion.
RULES FOR THE NEXT SESSION
No war before 2230
No Total War Empire (Fanatic Purifier, Determined Exterminator, Assimilator, Devouring Swarm)
No capture or bombardment of the capital during the first war
Forbidden Origins: Protected, Common Ground, Hegemony, Lost Colony, Necrophage, Broken Ring, End of the World
Only the host can pause. Only exception: the members of the galactic council thanks to their veto
No assimilation of vassals
Ban on hiring marauding fleets