Welcome to Argent University, the premiere magical institution in the World of Indines! As a faculty member of this prestigious university, you have it all - fame, power, luxury, and plenty of research assistants willing to work for you for free. What more could you ask for? Why, the Chancellorship, of course! The previous University Chancellor has announced his resignation, and the race is on to fill the empty seat. As a candidate in this race, you must use every tool at your disposal to secure the Board`s votes. Espionage and Bribery are the classic tools, but you also have powerful magic spells, artifacts looted from the university`s vaults, and your student aides to do your bidding. Only the candidate who manages to best leverage their resources and manipulate the Board of Trustees will become the new Chancellor of Argent University!
The time has come for the selection of a new Chancellor at Argent University of Magic, and you are among the likely candidates for the job. Gather your apprentices, ready your spellbook, and build your influence, while secretly discovering and competing over the votes of a limited Consortium of influential board members. Only the one who is able to fulfill the most criteria will claim the title of most influential mage in the World of Indines!
Argent: The Consortium is a cutthroat worker-placement/engine-building game of manipulation and secrecy in which the criteria for victory are secret and the capabilities of your opponents are constantly changing. You'll need to outwit the other candidates, use your spells at the right moment, and choose the correct apprentices to manage your plan.
Argent: The Consortium is a European-style game that minimizes luck and focuses on player interaction and strong core mechanisms that allow new strategies to emerge each time you play.