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PolyCast Episode 222: "Fully Charged"
By DanQ at 2015-02-28 16:59
Image Ready to go. The two-hundred-and-twenty-second episode of PolyCast, "Fully Charged", features regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick, "Makahlua", Philip "TheMeInTeam" Bellew and "MadDjinn" with first-time guest co-host Yan-Jie "Lord Tirian" Schnellbach. It carries a runtime of 59m59s.

The summary of topics is as follows:

- 01m08s | News
Details about the Winter 2015 patch for Civilization: Beyond Earth is revealed.
- 29m28s | Forum Talk
Whether being able to construct magrails should be a priority in CivBE, and a case for being able to embargo oneself in the game.
- 37m55s | Senate
How to utilize the Civilization: Beyond Earth espionage mechanic to its full potential (recorded for Episode 220).
- 45m13s | Miscellaneous
Surprises and reasoned supposition how every sponsor in CivBE is to be behave (recorded for Episode 220).

- Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
What one panelist is distracted by and then what they no longer seem to have much of an interest in.

Recording live before a listening audience every other Saturday, 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 check out the YouTube channel for caption capability. Sibling show RevCast focuses on Civilization: Revolution, ModCast on Civ modding, SCivCast on Civ social gaming and TurnCast on Civ multiplay.

HOF Civ4 Update
By Denniz at 2015-02-26 17:52
Image The Civilization IV Hall of Fame has been updated. 30 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to A_Turkish_Guy for the highest score of the update with a Huge, Marathon, Monarch, Domination game for 3627485 points.

aitkensam was the most active player during this update, submitting 5 games.

smitsk00 was the most active player during this update, submitting 5 games.

Only 2 players were brave enough to take on Deity this update:
Seraiel - Jan 2050 AD, Large, Normal, Deity, Time game for 79692 points
Thlypsis - 1655 AD, Standard, Epic, Deity, Diplomatic game for 40179 points
** Gauntlets in-progress thru Mar 10, 2015 **
G-Major 135 - Space Colony, Prince, Ancient, Large, Epic, Great Plains, Carthage
G-Minor 196 - Diplomatic, Monarch, Ancient, Tiny, Quick, Hemispheres, (check options)


>> Civ IV HOF
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One More Turn Episode 205: "Meaning What"
By DanQ at 2015-02-25 22:51
Image Caleb and Carson bicker over business and family with Gary as participant as well as audience. The fifth episode of dramedy podcast One More Turn's (OMT) second season is now available. Entitled "Meaning What", it has a runtime of 08m10s. A story set in the near future, OMT features geeks deal with non-geeky problems. One can follow the show on Twitter and check out its YouTube channel for caption capability.

OMT features the voice talents of Civilization strategy-centric podcast PolyCast regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick and Stephanie "Makahlua" among others; Quick is also the show's writer and creator. Selections of American music and soundtrack composer Kevin MacLeod's work is included throughout the series. The sixth episode is to be released on March 11th, 2015.

ModCast Episode 55: "Special Snowflake"
By DanQ at 2015-02-21 18:28
Image Unique as they come. The fifty-fifth episode of ModCast is now netcasting. Entitled "Special Snowflake" with a runtime of 48m09s, features regular co-hosts Rob "Rob (R8XFT)" Riley, Jett "TPangolin", Jan "Janboruta" Boruta and Scott "AlphaShard" Dirk.

The summary of topics is as follows:

- 02m17s | Modding Spotlight
Getting one's barb on through a constructive and critical examination of the 'Barbarian Invasion' event civilization releases for Civilization V: "The Gauls" by "sukritact", "The Germans" by "JFD" (10m46s), "The Thracians" by "Viregel" (21m58s) and "The Iberians" by "tarcisiocm" (26m58s).
Then, simple CivV game changes through some not-so-simple coding by "Leugi" in putting together the "BarbIE" MOD (34m17s).

ModCast is the first spin-off of the Civ strategy-centric PolyCast; fellow sibling RevCast focuses on Civilization: Revolution, SCivCast on Civ social gaming and TurnCast on Civ multiplay.

One More Turn Episode 204: "Say Too Much"
By DanQ at 2015-02-18 18:57
Image Hudson plays peacemaker between Avery and Bella while struggling not to fall to pieces by Gary. The fourth episode of dramedy podcast One More Turn's (OMT) second season is now available. Entitled "Say Too Much", it has a runtime of 09m21s. A story set in the near future, OMT features geeks deal with non-geeky problems. One can follow the show on Twitter and check out its YouTube channel for caption capability.

OMT features the voice talents of Civilization strategy-centric podcast PolyCast regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick and Stephanie "Makahlua" among others; Quick is also the show's writer and creator. Selections of American music and soundtrack composer Kevin MacLeod's work is included throughout the series. The fifth episode is to be released on February 25th, 2015.

HOF Civ5 Update
By Denniz at 2015-02-16 22:22

The Civilization V Hall of Fame has been updated. 51 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to vadalaz for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Deity, Domination, Marathon, Duel, Great Plains, Huns (Attila) [BNW] game for 12400 points.

vadalaz was the most active player during this update, submitting 9 games.

Only 6 players were brave enough to take on Deity this update
Cromagnus - 1760 AD, Turn 262, 2150 points, Deity, Science, Standard, Standard, Continents, Greece (Alexander) [BNW]
IronfighterXXX - 1535 AD, Turn 217, 2848 points, Deity, Science, Standard, Standard, Continents, Greece (Alexander) [BNW]
Manpanzee - 1700 AD, Turn 250, 2394 points, Deity, Science, Standard, Standard, Continents, Greece (Alexander) [BNW]
mycivs - 1826 AD, Turn 283, 1998 points, Deity, Science, Standard, Standard, Continents, Greece (Alexander) [BNW]
NiceOneEmlyn - 520 AD, Turn 404, 1257 points, Deity, Domination, Marathon, Huge, Tiny Islands, Polynesia (Kamehameha) [BNW]
NiceOneEmlyn - 1195 AD, Turn 539, 3111 points, Deity, Domination, Marathon, Huge, Tiny Islands, Indonesia (Gajah Mada) [BNW]
NiceOneEmlyn - 855 AD, Turn 471, 725 points, Deity, Domination, Marathon, Huge, Tiny Islands, Ethiopia (Haile Selassie) [BNW]
NiceOneEmlyn - 705 AD, Turn 441, 720 points, Deity, Domination, Marathon, Huge, Tiny Islands, Sweden (Gustavus Adolphus) [BNW]
NiceOneEmlyn - 730 AD, Turn 446, 803 points, Deity, Domination, Marathon, Huge, Tiny Islands, Poland (Casimir III) [BNW]
NiceOneEmlyn - 1095 AD, Turn 519, 673 points, Deity, Domination, Marathon, Huge, Tiny Islands, Greece (Alexander) [BNW]
vadalaz - 1730 AD, Turn 256, 2503 points, Deity, Science, Standard, Standard, Continents, Greece (Alexander) [BNW]
vadalaz - 3895 BC, Turn 7, 12400 points, Deity, Domination, Marathon, Duel, Great Plains, Huns (Attila) [BNW]

Gauntlet Results:
G-Minor XCIV - Science, Deity, Standard, Continents, Standard, Greece (Alexander)
1st IronfighterXXX - 1535 AD T-217
2nd Manpanzee - 1700 AD T-250
3rd vadalaz - 1730 AD 256

** New Gauntlets Starting **
G-Minor XCV - Culture, Immortal, Standard, Tilted Axis, Quick, Aztec (Montezuma)


>> Civ V HOF
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PolyCast Episode 221: "Taking Off the Asterisk"
By DanQ at 2015-02-14 17:57
Image Where to draw the line. The two-hundred-and-twenty-first episode of PolyCast, "Taking Off the Asterisk", features regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick, Philip "TheMeInTeam" Bellew and "MadDjinn" with returning guest co-hosts Scott "AlphaShard" Dirk and Andrew "fuzzyfractal42". It carries a runtime of 59m59s.

The summary of topics is as follows:

- 02m23s | Senate
The viability of using Civilization V's Trireme units to attack cities, desirability of building outside a city's workable radius (07m36s,) and how to approach Civilization: Beyond Earth aliens in the early game (10m01s; recorded for Episode 220).
- 17m01s | Forum Talk
Loaded terminology and differing interpretations on what is and what is not cheating in CivV, sticking to non-optimal tactics in-game (29m12s), arguing for a National Park improvement in Civilization V (40m00s) and staving off starvation in a blunt way (43m49s).
- 46m54ss | Miscellaneous
How Civ: BE is to be connected to Sid Meier's Starships as discussed by game developer Firaxis Games at the PAX South 2015 convention.

- Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
Going straight to the source, land-from-sea and a disputed anointment.

Recording live before a listening audience every other Saturday, 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 check out the YouTube channel for caption capability. Sibling show RevCast focuses on Civilization: Revolution, ModCast on Civ modding, SCivCast on Civ social gaming and TurnCast on Civ multiplay.

HOF Civ4 Update
By Denniz at 2015-02-13 18:48
ImageThe Civilization IV Hall of Fame has been updated. 56 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to Mad2rix for the highest score of the update with a Standard, Marathon, Chieftain, Domination game for 713981 points.

cseanny was the most active player during this update, submitting 8 games.

Only 3 players were brave enough to take on Deity this update:
kovacsflo - 1140 AD, Huge, Epic, Deity, Diplomatic game for 148879 points
Seraiel - Jan 2050 AD, Standard, Normal, Deity, Time game for 59515 points
Seraiel - 1370 AD, Large, Normal, Deity, Cultural game for 83354 points
Seraiel - 1050 AD, Standard, Epic, Deity, Diplomatic game for 131646 points
Seraiel - 575 BC, Standard, Epic, Deity, Religious game for 45173 points
Thlypsis - 1868 AD, Standard, Epic, Deity, Diplomatic game for 21103 points
Gauntlet Results:
G-Minor 195 - Cultural, Noble, Ancient, Small, Normal, Pangaea (check options)
1st Gosha190 1230 AD
2nd elitetroops 1270 AD
3rd erikthecelt 1310 AD

** New Gauntlets Starting **
G-Minor 196 - Diplomatic, Monarch, Ancient, Tiny, Quick, Hemispheres, (check options)


>> Civ IV HOF
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One More Turn Episode 203: "Say Now"
By DanQ at 2015-02-11 21:09
Image While balancing work and romance, Bella and Hudson are pitched a proposal. The third episode of dramedy podcast One More Turn's (OMT) second season is now available. Entitled "Say Now", it has a runtime of 08m46s. A story set in the near future, OMT features geeks deal with non-geeky problems. One can follow the show on Twitter and check out its YouTube channel for caption capability.

OMT features the voice talents of Civilization strategy-centric podcast PolyCast regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick and Stephanie "Makahlua" among others; Quick is also the show's writer and creator. Selections of American music and soundtrack composer Kevin MacLeod's work is included throughout the series. The fourth episode is to be released on February 18th, 2015.

ModCast Episode 54: "Just Felt Dirty"
By DanQ at 2015-02-07 18:20
Image Not feeling guilty. The fifty-fourth episode of ModCast is now netcasting. Entitled "Just Felt Dirty" with a runtime of 48m24s, features regular co-hosts Rob "Rob (R8XFT)" Riley, Jett "TPangolin", Jan "Janboruta" Boruta and Scott "AlphaShard" Dirk.

The summary of topics is as follows:

- 02m09s | Miscellaneous
On the shifting attitude towards, and outlook on, Civilization V modding throughout 2014 and then considerations of copyright of works by, and between, modders (05m26s).
- 12m44s | Modding Spotlight
On the effort and inspiration behind the "Communitas Enhanced Gameplay" MOD for Civilization V (recorded for Episode 48).
- 28m38s | Mailbag
The results of the "2014 Listener Feedback Survey" for the show: few responses with big impressions.

ModCast is the first spin-off of the Civ strategy-centric PolyCast; fellow sibling RevCast focuses on Civilization: Revolution, SCivCast on Civ social gaming and TurnCast on Civ multiplay.

One More Turn Episode 202: "Mean What You Say"
By DanQ at 2015-02-04 21:27
Image Caleb, Max and Riley wonder what Carson doesn't realize and confront him about it. The second episode of dramedy podcast One More Turn's (OMT) second season is now available. Entitled "Mean What You Say", it has a runtime of 08m28s. A story set in the near future, OMT features geeks deal with non-geeky problems. One can follow the show on Twitter and check out its YouTube channel for caption capability.

OMT features the voice talents of Civilization strategy-centric podcast PolyCast regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick and Stephanie "Makahlua" among others; Quick is also the show's writer and creator. Selections of American music and soundtrack composer Kevin MacLeod's work is included throughout the series. The third episode is to be released on February 11th, 2015.

HOF Civ5 Update
By Denniz at 2015-02-02 18:54

The Civilization V Hall of Fame has been updated. 98 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to NiceOneEmlyn for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Immortal, Domination, Marathon, Duel, Great Plains, Huns (Attila) [BNW] game for 24100 points.

zenmaster was the most active player during this update, submitting 20 games.

Only 3 players were brave enough to take on Deity this update:
NiceOneEmlyn - 1215 AD, Turn 543, 3388 points, Deity, Domination, Marathon, Standard, Archipelago, Rome (Augustus Caesar) [BNW]
raidandtrade - 1870 AD, Turn 305, 1509 points, Deity, Science, Standard, Standard, Shuffle, Babylon (Nebuchadnezzar II) [BNW]
zenmaster - 2800 BC, Turn 30, 2250 points, Deity, Domination, Standard, Duel, Inland Sea, Spain (Isabella) [BNW]
zenmaster - 2150 BC, Turn 135, 2255 points, Deity, Domination, Marathon, Tiny, Pangaea, Aztec (Montezuma) [BNW]
zenmaster - 3895 BC, Turn 7, 12400 points, Deity, Domination, Marathon, Duel, Great Plains, Huns (Attila) [BNW]
zenmaster - 2260 BC, Turn 29, 1300 points, Deity, Domination, Quick, Duel, Pangaea, Russia (Catherine) [BNW]

Gauntlet Results:
G-Major LVI - Science, Prince, Standard, Inland Sea, Epic, Celts (Boudicca)
1st vadalaz - 1515 AD T-323
2nd zenmaster - 1695 AD T-359
3rd Morcar_olmig - 1736 AD T-378

G-Minor XCIII - Diplomacy, Chieftain, Standard, Rainforest, Standard, Iroquois (Hiawatha)
1st vadalaz -1270 AD T-187
2nd zenmaster - 1340 AD T-194
3rd Bleidraner - 1450 AD T-205

** New Gauntlets Starting **
G-Major LVII - Diplomacy, Warlord, Large, Shuffle, Standard, Ottomans (Suleiman)
G-Minor XCIV - Science, Deity, Standard, Continents, Standard, Greece (Alexander)


>> Civ V HOF
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PolyCast Episode 220: "The Only Way To Be Sure"
By DanQ at 2015-01-31 15:52
Image Completely. The two-hundred-and-twentieth episode of PolyCast, "The Only Way To Be Sure", features regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick, "Makahlua", Philip "TheMeInTeam" Bellew and "MadDjinn" with returning guest co-host "CanusAlbinus". It carries a runtime of 59m59s.

The summary of topics is as follows:

- 01m34s | Senate
Revisiting Civilization V's Japanese civilization in the wake of last fall's patch for its expansion Brave New World is the start; then, ranking the game's Natural Wonders (14m51s; recorded for Episode 219), pushing the underwhelming approaches to city specialization in Civilization: Beyond Earth and to raze, puppet or annex captured cities in this game.
- 45m36s | Open Mic
The surprising, divided and encouraging results of the "2014 Listener Feedback Survey" for sibling show TurnCast.
- 51m05s | News
On the announcement of Sid Meier's Starships, the next title from game developer Firaxis Games, and its ties into CivBE.

- Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
Bottle contents, fan fiction, allusions and ball use.

Recording live before a listening audience every other Saturday, 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 check out the YouTube channel for caption capability. Sibling show RevCast focuses on Civilization: Revolution, ModCast on Civ modding, SCivCast on Civ social gaming and TurnCast on Civ multiplay.

One More Turn Episode 201: "Say What You Mean"
By DanQ at 2015-01-28 21:23
Image Worrying for worrying's sake causes tension on-screen and off. The first episode of dramedy podcast One More Turn's (OMT) second season is now available. Entitled "Say What You Mean", it has a runtime of 08m25s. A story set in the near future, OMT features geeks deal with non-geeky problems. One can follow the show on Twitter and check out its YouTube channel for caption capability.

OMT features the voice talents of Civilization strategy-centric podcast PolyCast regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick and Stephanie "Makahlua" among others; Quick is also the show's writer and creator. Selections of American music and soundtrack composer Kevin MacLeod's work is included throughout the series. The next episode is to be released on February 4th, 2015.

HOF Civ4 Update
By Denniz at 2015-01-25 19:05
ImageThe Civilization IV Hall of Fame has been updated. 53 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to Seraiel for the highest score of the update with a Huge, Marathon, Deity, Domination game for 899230 points.

Sgtpeppers was the most active player during this update, submitting 9 games.

elitetroops was the most active player during this update, submitting 9 games.

Only 3 players were brave enough to take on Deity this update:
kovacsflo - 1755 AD, Huge, Quick, Deity, Domination game for 94880 points
Seraiel - 1340 AD, Small, Normal, Deity, Domination game for 151978 points
Seraiel - 1450 AD, Tiny, Quick, Deity, Diplomatic game for 32787 points
Seraiel - 10 BC, Huge, Marathon, Deity, Domination game for 899230 points
Seraiel - 1800 AD, Small, Normal, Deity, Space Colony game for 165028 points
WastinTime - 1220 AD, Huge, Normal, Deity, Domination game for 327958 points
WastinTime - 1110 BC, Large, Marathon, Deity, Conquest game for 691324 points
Gauntlet Results:
G-Major 134 - Conquest, Deity, Ancient, Large, Marathon, Highlands, Celt
1st WastinTime 1110 BC
2nd Kaitzilla 240 BC
3rd Seraiel 945 AD

** New Gauntlets Starting **
G-Major 135 - Space Colony, Prince, Ancient, Large, Epic, Great Plains, Carthage


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