China's second Han dynasty collapsed. The entire nation battles with itself as warlords struggle for supremacy. You are a Master, one of those warlords determined to beat out the others and control the country. Manage the states under your control to increase their power and resources. Cope with disasters, both natural and otherwise, when they occur. Choose good subordinates and win their loyalty. Negotiate with other Masters, or take a less diplomatic approach, controlling your armies and those of your generals in great tactical detail on the battlefield. Take advantage of terrain as best you can. Choose the right kind of attack for the situation, or just try to trick the enemy. Do what the immediate situation calls for, but don't fail to think ahead!