The King’s Dilemma
is an interactive narrative experience with legacy elements, featuring
several branching storylines leading to many possible finales and an
evolving deck of event cards at its core. Players represent the various
houses leading the government of the Kingdom of Ankist.
You will draw one card from the “Dilemma deck” each round and
experience the game story as it unfolds. Each card poses a problem that
the Council has to resolve on the King’s behalf. As members of the
King’s inner circle, your decisions determine how the story proceeds and
the fate of the kingdom. Each event happens only once: You discuss and
bargain with the other players, then finally you make a choice,
determining the outcome, progressing the game story, and possibly
unlocking more events.
You have to keep the kingdom going, while also seeking an advantage
for your own house; this power struggle may lead the kingdom into war,
famine, or riot, or it could generate wealth and well-being. This will
depend on your choices! The thing is, each decision has consequences,
and what is good for the kingdom as a whole may be bad for your
Will you act for the greater good, or will you think only of yourself?