Each epoch is made up of 1 or more rounds. Each round consists of 5 steps, briefly described here:
Step 1: Take Actions
All players secretly select 4 out of their 11 action cards. Then, each player executes them one at a time in turn order.
Step 2: Nourish Pawns
All players must sustain pawns on the board with food and/or wine.
Step 3: Roll Progress Die
Roll the progress die to determine a region tile to remove.
Step 4: Advance Epoch Marker & Score Epoch (If Triggered)
If a new epoch is triggered, advance the epoch marker, score veneration points and replenish the board with resources as directed. Otherwise go to Step 5.
Step 5: End Round or End Game & Final Scoring
Pass the starting player marker clockwise and begin a new round. If epoch 5 was triggered during the round, the game is over. After scoring the epoch, perform final scoring.