WIN: Awesome Strategy Games And Stuff!

Not all our competitions are for UK readers, honest. But this one is: it’s timed to coincide with the UK release of two strategy game bundles, the majestic Imperium Romanum Gold and the trans-solar excellence of Galactic Civilizations Ultimate Edition. You can win both! For details on what other goodies you can win, as well as how to enter, head linkwards.

So this is what you can win:

1st Prize: Graphics Card plus a copy of Imperium Romanum Gold and Galactic Civilizations Ultimate Edition.

2nd Prize: Posh headset plus a copy of Imperium Romanum Gold and Galactic Civilizations Ultimate Edition

3rd Prize: Copy of Imperium Romanum Gold and Galactic Civilizations Ultimate Edition

Here is how to win:

To win you must send an email to this address. In it you MUST (MUST!) include your UK mailing address (just in case you win) and complete the following sentence:

I am the Inevitable Space Emperor of the Universe and my first command to all loyal subjects is to…

The best sentence completion (at our discretion) will be gifted with these incredible prizes.

Answers by the 15st of December please!

The usual rules apply.

(Both these games are on Steam and Direct2Drive, and I’m personally giving swollen thumbs up to GalCiv, which is proper awesome, and should be played by all. Imperium Romanum looks ace if you like a bit of Roman action too, but I’ve not played that. Anyone familiar with it?)

And finally, previous compo winners for The Political Machine comp are M. Papadopoulos, Daniel James and Simon Dethridge. The sponsors should be in touch soon to sort your prizes out.


  1. Fitzmogwai says:

    You’ve got an AGP video card? What, they can’t give the thing away so they thought it would work as a compo prize?

    Apologies if I’m being harsh. I love you guys, really.

  2. Ian says:

    “M. Papadopoulos, Daniel James and Simon Dethridge”

    Who are these people and why are they hiding behind their legal birth-names rather than their true, RPS names? *shakes fist*

    Anyway, I shall enter and once again fail to be pithy and amusing.

  3. cullnean says:

    my answer is both obvious and cheesy!

  4. roryok says:

    is this open to us potato eating irishmen?

  5. Duoae says:

    I’d like that AGP card if no one else wants it! :D


  6. FernandoDANTE says:

    Fuck yeah, I still use AGP. But I live in BRAZIL, so I can’t win your contest. UNFAIR!!!!

    Why make a contest for a bunch of spoiled brits who are whining about the prize being AGP?

    I am the Inevitable Space Emperor of the Universe and my first command to all loyal subjects is to MAKE ALL COMPETITIONS AVAILABLE FOR NON-UK READERS!!!

  7. Noc says:

    Exclamation point, exclamation point, exclamation point, one one one exclamation point, oh en ee.

  8. fulis says:

    Bah competitions
    I never got my PCG pin badge that I won in issue 115

  9. Super Bladesman says:

    I really need a new graphics card :(

    Hmm, what to write…

  10. Cross Road says:


  11. Ian says:

    @ Cross Road:

    I actually laughed at that and wish I hadn’t.

  12. Jim Rossignol says:

    Noc: I’m massively excited about typing up competitions. I think that comes across nicely.

    Irishmen: yes.

  13. FernandoDANTE says:

    Open to Ireland and not Brazil? Bullshit.

  14. Ian says:

    @ FernandoDANTE: Would you like a mug of cocoa? Or a hug? :)

  15. Sentzy says:

    I am the Inevitable Space Emperor of the Universe and my first command to all loyal subjects is to…

  16. Ceremony says:

    He has the fiery Latin temper

  17. FernandoDANTE says:

    Both cocoa and hugs are very good things. Thanks.

    Unfortunately, hugs and cocoa can not be sent over the mail. However, a fancy headphone or a nice graphics card can be sent over the mail.

  18. Ian says:

    I’ll give you the mailing hugs thing, but you could mail cocoa.

    Admittedly, you’d need a sturdy flask or it’d be a very messy affair.

  19. FernandoDANTE says:

    Thermal isolation would be the REAL issue.

  20. Tei says:

    I have a Welkin 4591 account (and I don’t speak ZH ), and a mixmail adrres ( (and I don’t speak DE )… so has to be easy to get a account.. I just need to talk UK. And that has to be easy.. how is it? you have to say colour and not color, and crazy stuff like that. EAASSY!!

  21. Ian says:

    You have to tell us where the invisible ‘p’ goes in colour.

  22. RichPowers says:

    Grrrrr, the UK always gets the best PC game compilations at retail: GalCivII complete, Civ IV complete, Age of Mythology complete (you can find this game everywhere in the States, but it doesn’t include the expansion…)

    *shakes fist*

  23. Duoae says:

    Yeah, Rich, but that’s offset by the fact that we tend to get every game release days and months after you guys and even then not all of them are released. I’d feel sorry for the Americans if they actually had more of a problem than they get everything cheaper than us (for no good reason – and don’t quote tax!) and that they don’t always get the good Japanese game imports/conversions.

    I really feel sorry for people in South America, Australia and the Asias…. they’re even worse off than us Brits/Europeans.

    @Ian, everyone knows there’s no invisible ‘p’ in colour, however the unpronounced phth is another matter…. :)

  24. Tei says:

    OFF-TOPIC (sorry!)

    @Ian: the invisible p is like FFC0CB00

    Invisible Papaya Whip #FFEFD500
    Invisible Peach Puff #FFDAB900
    Invisible Peru #CD853F00
    Invisible Pink #FFC0CB00
    Invisible Plum #DDA0DD00
    Invisible Powder Blue #B0E0E600
    Invisible Purple #80008000

    thats RGBA.

  25. Cross Road says:

    Tei – they mean they want a UK postal address. They also only accept people who trust them to never sell this site on to anyone who realises they have a targeted junk mailer goldmine and who also won’t call them on their lack of a published privacy policy or the fact that they are almost certainly violating the data protection act.

  26. Saflo says:

    Age of Mythology complete (you can find this game everywhere in the States, but it doesn’t include the expansion…)

    I think they finally released a complete version. I never picked up the expansion myself since it still cost twenty goddamn dollars five years after it came out.

  27. FernandoDANTE says:

    Seriously, WTF do South Americans get?

  28. Pace says:

    Some rather terrifying spiders, from what I understand.

  29. Jim Rossignol says:

    @ Cross Road: I should have linked to the usual compo rules. That contains our data-handling statement.

  30. Dizet Sma says:

    FernandoDANTE says:
    Seriously, WTF do South Americans get?”

    Coups and Juntas with a few World Cups thrown in?

  31. FernandoDANTE says:

    I care more about awesome headphones than I do about football (as the lovely British people call it).

  32. Duoae says:

    (as the lovely British people call it). Considering it’s the first game to be internationally named football it’s the only name it goes by – anything else is a fallacy or retcon…. and neither are recognised in the world of true sports.

    I do bite my tongue, sir.

  33. Duoae says:

    Or my thumb – damn stupid memory failing me when it’s important not to on a non-editable forum :)

  34. Rushe says:

    Any news about the WAR compo? :)

  35. Ian says:

    Actually I’m fairly certain “soccer” is also a British word.

  36. AbyssUK says:

    I’d like to find out some of the winning entries to the last compos i bet there good for a laugh

  37. AbyssUK says:

    Also RPS, please stop capitalising everyword in your titles am sure thats not right for a British publication…

  38. Tei says:

    Big spiders?,.. I think thats australia.

  39. Alec Meer says:

    Abyss: No We Shan’t.

  40. FernandoDANTE says:

    We have big spiders too. Though I’ve never actually seen one in front of me (with the exception of a dead one at a science exhibit).


  41. Paul Moloney says:

    “Irishmen: yes.”

    Hurrah! I suppose that makes up for stealing all our potatoes. A bit.


  42. jalf says:


    And here I thought it was a chance to win a game featuring romans and space aliens! And then it turns out to be either a game with romans or another with space aliens… I am disappointed and disillusioned! (Mostly because I already have Galciv, and as awesome as romans in space would be, romans in roman times is soooo last trimillenium.)