(3 players) Lineage was an extremely beautiful though complicated game. In the end it was fun, but it would take several play-throughs to grasp the rules enough to enjoy playing it. In a nut shell: when the seasons change, your student/master markers can’t move through the current season. Your student is trying to become a master before other students, collect chi (to defeat the emperor and general) and undo damage done by the general/emperor at the same time. There is a high level of strategy involved in playing each part and many ways to achieve goals.