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Vesuvius is erupting, run for your lives! See it on BGG

- Setup
- Each player chooses a color and gets all pieces of their color (4P: discard 5 pieces).
- Shuffle the Pompeii cards and deal out 7 piles of 4 cards each.
- Shuffle the remaining Pompeii cards and all 7 Omens together to create stack A.
- Draw a pile of 10 cards from stack A (2P/3P: 15 cards) to create stack B. Remainder are stack A.
- Shuffle 1 of the AD 79 cards into stack B.
- Place stack A on top of stack B.
- Place the remaining AD 79 card on top of stack A.
- Place 2 of the 7 4-card piles on top of the stack.
- Each player takes 1 of the unused 4-card piles. The rest are discarded without looking.
- Choose a starting player.

- Gameplay
- Play starts with the starting player and continues clockwise.

- Phase 1 - New Citizens Move to Pompeii
- Each player must take the following 3 actions in their described order.
- Play 1 of the cards from your hand. If all spaces within the building are occupied, treat this card as a wild card and place in any building. Playing as a wild card does not trigger the Relatives rule.
- Place 1 of your pieces on an open space in a building whose number matches that on the card you played.
- Draw a card from the deck.

- First AD 79 Card - Vesuvius Seethes
- Immediately draw another card to replace this one when you draw it.
- Relatives rule is now in effect.

- Omen Cards
- Immediately place this card in the discard pile.
- Throw any piece on the board into the volcano.
- Draw another card.

- Relatives Rule
- If you add a piece to a building that already contains 1 or more pieces, regardless of colour, you may choose to put additional pieces (relatives) in different buildings as part of your move.
- You get a number of relatives equal to the number of pieces that are in the same part of the building you just placed in, not including the piece you just placed.
- Each relative must be placed into either:
- A different building of the same colour.
- Another part of the same building (if it has multiple parts).
- A neutral (beige, non-numbered) building.

- You many only put 1 relative into any building (regardless of number of parts) in any given turn.
- Placing relatives does not trigger the Relatives rule again.
- Cannot place relatives if there are no valid spots.

- Second AD 79 Card - Vesuvius Erupts!
- All players immediately discard all of their cards and return all remaining pieces to the box (not volcano).
- Starting with the next player clockwise from the person that triggered the eruption, perform these steps until there are 6 lava tiles on the board:
- Draw a lava tile from the bag and place it onto the board.
- If you drew a dual vent tile (symbol on both sides), choose which symbol to use.
- If this is the first tile for a symbol, place it on the symbol’s starting space.
- Subsequent tiles of a symbol must be placed orthogonally adjacent to another tile with a matching symbol.

- If a tile is placed on a space that contains pieces, the pieces are thrown into the volcano.

- Draw a lava tile from the bag and place it onto the board.
- After 6 lava tiles are draw, move on to Phase 2.

- Phase 2 - Run for Your Lives!
- Begins with the next player clockwise from the person who placed the sixth lava tile and continues clockwise.
- Each player must perform the 2 steps in order.

- Draw a Lava Tile
- Draw a lava tile from the bag and place it orthogonally adjacent to another tile with the same symbol.
- If this is the first tile of a symbol, place it on the symbol’s starting space.
- If you drew a dual vent tile (symbol on both sides), choose which symbol to use.

- If a tile is placed on a space that contains pieces, the pieces are thrown in the volcano.
- Throw pieces into the volcano if they are blocked from exiting the city by lava tiles, even if they can still move.

- Draw a lava tile from the bag and place it orthogonally adjacent to another tile with the same symbol.

- Move Your Pieces
- Move up to 2 different pieces of your colour.
- Total number of pieces in a square determines how many spaces that piece can move.
- May move fewer spaces if desired. Pieces may only move orthogonally but cannot move back-and-forth.
- No limit to the number of pieces that can be in any square.
- Moving through a gate costs 1 point of movement and saves the piece, placing it in front of yourself.
- If a player only has 1 piece left in the city, they may use both of their movements to move the same piece twice.
- If a piece is alone in its square at the start of your turn, you may move that piece twice instead of moving 2 different pieces. It will move only 1 space on the first turn; second turn is determined by number of pieces in the space it starts the second movement in.
- If you have no pieces left in the city, you skip the Move your Pieces step.

- End of the Game
- Game ends when the last lava tile is drawn from the bag or no pieces remain on the board. Finish your turn then end the game.
- All pieces remaining on the board are thrown into the volcano.
- Winner is the person who saved the most pieces of their colour.
- Break ties with fewest pieces in the volcano.

Credit: | Keith Rudolph |
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