This variant was designed by Randy Davis.
Because the Ken Lowe e-mail
judge system was not able to create games that begin with an empty board
and allow a "free build on any chosen home center," the 1898 on the Ken
Lowe judges differs from the variant described above (and which is implemented
on the DPjudges). On the Ken Lowe judge, the game begins in Spring 1899
and each power begins with one specific unit: A Tri, F Edi,
A Bre, A Kie, A Nap, A StP, and