REQUIRES BASE GAME, NOT(!!!) DUNE IMPERIUM
This expansion adds House Ecaz and House Moritani, to DUNE: The Board Game.
House Ecaz: House Ecaz is ruled by Archduke Armand Ecaz, who is well respected in the Landsraad and keen to strengthen his standing by forging lasting alliances.
House Moritani: Led by the ruthless and cunning Viscount Hundro Moritani, the Moritanis did not hesitate to use terror tactics to conquer their enemies, resorting to assassination, sneak attacks, and sabotage.
New Game Mechanics:
Homeworlds: These allow you to conduct raids on the homeworlds of other factions and interfere with their advantages.
Nexus Cards: Nexus cards provide players with incentives and special effects for not joining an alliance.
Discovery Tokens: These add new elements to the game on sections of the board that are often bypassed and don’t see much action
This expansion adds two new factions, the CHOAM and the Richese, to the Dune boardgame, along with 2 new variants.
The Combine Honnete Ober Advancer Mercantiles or CHOAM controlled much of the economic affairs across the cosmos, and had a keen interest in Arrakis above and beyond spice production. Because of its control of inter-planetary commerce, CHOAM was the largest single source of wealth in the Imperium. Influence in CHOAM was a major focus of political maneuvering in the Imperium, both to maximize dividends and also to skim profits. The leaders and bureaucrats of CHOAM were dedicated to controlling vital products that enriched the Great Houses . . . and CHOAM itself.
House Richese, just like the Ixians, had a well-earned reputation for ingenuity, and created important technological inventions. But Count Ilban Richese suffered a number of business blunders that threatened to bankrupt their fortunes. After being ousted from governing Arrakis, they were reduced to selling off important creations simply to raise enough funds to continue their efforts to compete.
This expansion also introduces Leader Skills, which let you assign a skill like Mentat, Swordmaster of Ginaz, or Prana Bindu Adept to one of your leader discs. It also included Advanced Stronghold Cards, which give you a "homefield advantage" when battling in a stronghold you control.