This is the website to find out more about Dillon Burke’s megagame designs, and megagames being hosted by the Wellington Megagame Collective.

Barracks Emperor

The fifth megagame to be hosted by the Wellington Megagame Collective will be Barracks Emperor. This game is based on the period of history known as the Crisis of the Third Century, when the Roman Empire was struck by a series of calamities – barbarian invasions, economic decline, plague, and a succession of military mutinies and usurpers that lasted for almost 50 years.

The megagame will take place on Saturday 16 October 2021, at the Newlands Community Centre at 9 Batchelor Street, Newlands, Wellington, New Zealand It will run from 10.30am to 4.30pm, with a short lunch break. It may finish earlier.

Tickets for the event are now on sale Lil’Regie website.  Follow the Barracks Emperor Facebook event page for updates.

For this game, casting will be done a week before the game is played, or a week after all tickets have been sold, whichever comes first. Email Dillon at grand.vizier@gmail.com if you have questions.


Example game map for the East. Final map will be printed on A1 or A0 size.


Dillon started playing serious strategy games in the 1970s and has been running Megagames in New Zealand since the early 1990s, primarily at gaming conventions in Christchurch and Wellington. These games have also been called “Grand Strategy Games” or the “Saturday Night Special”. He was lucky enough to play in some London based Megagames in 2007/08. In 2017 Dillon was a member of the Megagames Coalition at GENCON 50 in Indianapolis, where he ran Colossus of Atlantis, helped control Watch the Skies, and coordinated a seminar on designing Megagames.


The best way to contact Dillon is by emailing grand.vizier@gmail.com.