Planets Magazine Invitational

The first Planets Magazine Classic Invitational is well underway; details can be found here. Invitations for the second Invitational are currently being prepared, and the new game is being designed even as we speak.

The Rules

(Tentative, and subject to change.)

This game is Classic, with a Total Planets victory condition. The main variation from the original Classic rules is: Fight or Fail is set to advance by one every 7 turns, ensuring that no vassal race can continue perpetually or after the player’s death but permitting a 500-turn marathon if that’s what we decide we want.

Players will select their races as they join, on a first-come, first-served basis. (Some invitations may be conditional.)


Invitations will be sent out through the Planets Nu messaging interface, to a list of players based on a modified version of the Mercenaries Top 100 and the top commanders of each race. If you feel you deserve an invitation, please contact our editors at


Prizes will be awarded, depending as always on the level of support received from the community. We have a custom coffee mug — black, large, with a starfield — with an inscription commemorating this epic battle. One of these will be shipped FREE to every champion; in order to boost the prize fund, significant contributors to the Planets Magazine will have the option of ordering mugs for themselves.

There is also a trophy worthy of the victorious champion.

To contribute to the prize fund, please attach a note to your donation either at PayPal or the Buy Me A Coffee link below.

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