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Civ 4 HOF Update
By NobleZarkon at 2016-04-10 14:10
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The Civilization IV Hall of Fame has been updated. 22 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to shulec for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Huge, Epic, Emperor, Space Colony game for 339473 points.

NobleZarkon was the most active player during this update, submitting 3 games.

neilmeister was the most active player during this update, submitting 3 games.

smitsk00 was the most active player during this update, submitting 3 games.

Only 1 player was brave enough to take on Deity this update:
NobleZarkon - 3340 BC, Duel, Marathon, Deity, Conquest game for 31459 points.
A number of players gained number one positions on harder difficulty levels:
shulec with a 1645 AD, Huge, Epic, Emperor, Space Colony game for 339473 points.


A number of players gained a composite table High Score (i.e. Any Condition):
shulec with a 1645 AD, Huge, Epic, Emperor, game for 339473 points.

Fractal Spiral with a 1210 AD, Huge, Normal, Warlord, game for 169383 points.


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SGOTM 23 Signing up NOW
By AlanH at 2016-04-10 11:30
SGOTM 23 - Orient Express

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Book your ticket NOW for the next Civ4 BtS Succession Game competition, featuring another BSPollux map, administered by AlanH.

In this adventure your team will lead the French people in their attempt to bring the people of the world closer to each other. Your homeland is beautiful and rich. Use this gift to build up your civilization and connect it to the far reaches of the world by constructing the Orient Express!

Your goals in this scenario:
  • Explore the world to find the spot labeled as "Istanbul" and the region labeled as the "Orient".
  • Own a city at the Istanbul spot and a city in the Orient region.
  • Connect your original capital and those two citys using an unbroken track of railroad.
  • Win the game.
Click the Orient Express logo above to preview the starting position.

The Sign-up Thread is now open, complete with full details of the game scenario, and a Pre-game Discussion Thread is also available.

The Orient Express will depart on May 1st! Sign up HERE … NOW to join a team. All Civ4 BtS players are welcome!

PolyCast Episode 252: "Consistency Is Inconsistency"
By DanQ at 2016-04-09 16:16
Image Predictably unpredictable. The two-hundred-and-fifty-first episode of PolyCast, "Consistency Is Inconsistency", features regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick, Philip "TheMeInTeam" Bellew and "MadDjinn" with returning guest co-host "CanusAlbinus" and first-time guest co-host Matthew "MattZed". It carries a runtime of 59m59s.

The summary of topics is as follows:

- 01m27s | Open Mic
Recognizing and responding to not only feedback from Episode 251, but also from Episode 250 before that (07m41s).
- 13m23s | Forum Talk
Pursuing "settlerless starts" in one extreme, and setting up a game to make a particular civilization "overpowered" (20m32s), both in Civilization V.
- 33m15s | Time Machine
Rewinding two decades and counting since the release of CivII.
- 41m50s | Miscellaneous
Trying to make sense of the list of nominees for 2015 gaming under consideration by an American museum.

- Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
Counting co-hosts and that notably awkward moment.

PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production recording live every other Saturday throughout the year, in an ongoing effort to give the Civilization community an interactive voice; sibling show ModCast focuses on Civ modding, TurnCast on Civ multiplay.

BOTM 104: Il Duce of Rome
By DynamicSpirit at 2016-04-03 15:36
BOTM 104: Il Duce of Rome

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Civ4 BOTM (BtS Game of the month) 104 is ready to play! An easy noble game with a twist: How many wonders can you capture? Special award to the player who captures the most. Your two nearest neighbours have all the wonder resources, so you'll need to decide how long you want to let them build wonders for you before you destroy them...

Download the starting save here.
See the pre-game discussion here.

To enter the competition, just the game without replaying any turns and submit your victory or defeat here. Competition closes 1 May.

TurnCast Episode 68: "Don't Think That's Luck"
By DanQ at 2016-04-02 12:57
Image Just a feeling. Regular players Daniel "DanQ" Quick, "Makahlua", Scott "AlphaShard" Dirk and "UberMarklar" are accompanied by fellow co-operative Civilization V multiplayer players in the sixty-eighth episode of TurnCast (TC). Entitled "Don't Think That's Luck", its runtime is 09m59s. Snippets include but are not limited to proper reference, beginners once, brag brag, good spot and the point.

TurnCast is the third spin-off of the Civ strategy-centric PolyCast on which Quick and Makahlua serve as regular co-hosts; fellow sibling ModCast focusing on Civ modding was the first.

HOF Civ5 Update
By Denniz at 2016-04-02 09:33

The Civilization V Hall of Fame has been updated. 53 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to Svinopes for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Chieftain, Diplomacy, Quick, Duel, Lakes, Aztec (Montezuma) [BNW] game for 8073 points.

Svinopes was the most active player during this update, submitting 18 games.

Only 3 players were brave enough to take on Deity this update
dribnairb - 1754 AD, Turn 773, 3988 points, Deity, Diplomacy, Marathon, Huge, Shuffle, Rome (Augustus Caesar) [BNW]
Svinopes - 1879 AD, Turn 898, 1088 points, Deity, Science, Marathon, Huge, Large Islands, Korea (Sejong) [BNW]
vadalaz - 1350 AD, Turn 195, 6774 points, Deity, Science, Standard, Standard, Great Plains, Poland (Casimir III) [BNW]

Gauntlet Results:
G-Minor CXVII - Culture, King, Standard, Large Islands, Quick, Carthage (Dido)
1st Svinopes - 350 AD T-85
2nd vadalaz - 590 AD T-93
3rd Emtee - 1560 AD T-146

** New Gauntlets Starting **
G-Minor CXVIII - Diplomacy, Prince, Standard, Archipelago, Standard, Japan (Oda Nobunaga)


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PolyCast Episode 252 Topics List
By DanQ at 2016-03-31 20:26
Image This Saturday, April 02nd, 2016 is to see the seventh recording of Civilization strategy podcast PolyCast's tenth season. Beginning at 12PM ET North America (timezone converter), Episode 252's topics list is set as follows:

Open Mic
- Episode 250 Feedback
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=564264
- Episode 251 Feedback
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=564503
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=564920
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvUGDYoxutg

Forum Talk
- Odd gaming: Investigation of Settlerless Starts (Civilization V
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=564092
- List of Civs Made O[verpowered] by Settings
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=563192

Theatre
- Recent CivV and/or Beyond Earth Gameplay Experiences

Time Machine
- Civilization II Turns 20: Released February 29, 1996
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civilization_II

Miscellaneous
- Civ a Finalist for Video Game Hall of Hame
http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/a...finalists.aspx
- No Spain, No Gain
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHamlzTRLE8
(https://www.reddit.com/r/civ/comment...ivilization_in)
- Who Else Plays 'Find the Cursor' on the Load Screen?
https://www.reddit.com/r/civ/comment...he_load_screen

Intro/Outro
- Civilization: Revolution 2+ On Vita at Last
http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/a...s-on-vita.aspx

PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production in an ongoing effort to give the Civ community an interactive voice on game strategy; listeners are encouraged to follow the show on Twitter and subscribe to its YouTube channel. Episode topics list is subject to change. Sibling show ModCast focuses on Civ modding, TurnCast on Civ multiplay.

Reignite the Podcast Continuation: PolyCast Evergreen, Season 3
By DanQ at 2016-03-30 18:49
Image Celebrate a decade of podcasting on PolyCast (PC), the Civilization strategy-centric bi-weekly show that was renewed for a third season in 2009. Hosted by PC co-creator Wouter "Locutus" Snijders, he counts down ten selected Season 2 topics that most retain their relevance and ten moments that best represent delivery style on PolyCast Evergreen, Season 2. The third in a side series of ten productions for each of PolyCast's ten seasons running, it carries a runtime of 01h29m57s. Topics were chosen by fellow PolyCast co-creator Daniel "DanQ" Quick, serving as lead co-host alongside Stephanie "Makahlua" and Imran "Imran Siddiqui" Siddiqui with Annalee "Cartimandua" Barney then Philip "TheMeInTeam" Bellew. Moments were chosen by recurring guest co-host "CanusAlbinus".

Today and since 2011, PolyCast records live every other Saturday throughout the year, in an ongoing effort to give the Civilization community an interactive voice. Sibling show ModCast focuses on Civ modding, TurnCast on Civ multiplay.

PolyCast Episode 251: "Necessarily Arbitrary"
By DanQ at 2016-03-25 23:11
Image Arbitration where necessary. The two-hundred-and-fifty-first episode of PolyCast, "Necessarily Arbitrary", features regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick, Stephanie "Makahlua", Philip "TheMeInTeam" Bellew and "MadDjinn" with first-time guest co-host Josh "zosh127". It carries a runtime of 59m59s.

The summary of topics is as follows:

- 01m44s | Senate
Defending against air units in Civilization V: on using Anti-Aircraft Gun units in whole or in part to do so.
- 13m41s | Forum Talk
When one would, or would not, delete buildings during the course of CivV play, and tactics one would not take in the game as a "point of honor" (18m45s).
- 27m31s | Miscellaneous
Accounting and dissecting a re-review of Civilization V, nearing six years after its initial release, and taking exception to a call to revive the "stagnant" 4X strategy genre (42m23s).

- Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
Hashtag denial before approval, tweeting troll and unthink fail.

PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production recording live every other Saturday throughout the year, in an ongoing effort to give the Civilization community an interactive voice; sibling show ModCast focuses on Civ modding, TurnCast on Civ multiplay.

Civ 4 HOF Update
By NobleZarkon at 2016-03-25 08:38
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The Civilization IV Hall of Fame has been updated. 7 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to elitetroops for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Large, Marathon, Emperor, Diplomatic game for 466517 points.

ric_hard was the most active player during this update, submitting 2 games.

No players were brave enough to take on Deity this update.

A number of players gained number one positions on harder difficulty levels:
elitetroops with a 720 AD, Large, Marathon, Emperor, Diplomatic game for 466517 points.

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