Sunday, September 2, 1666, Thomas Farriner, the baker to the King, neglected to put out the hearth fire in his shop. This simple act of negligence created a towering and lethal inferno which would eventually destroy 13,000 houses and leave nearly 90 percent of the cities population destitute and homeless. You are no simple bystander to this tragedy - the future of London lies in your hands! The Lord Mayor has failed to act and it falls to you, a wealthy landlord, to lead trained bands of militia to fight the fire and save the city.
Victory belongs to the player with the most property left after the ashes settle, but stopping the fire and saving London's most famous landmarks may win a more altruistic land owner the hearts and minds of the people.