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PolyCast Episode 248 Topics List
By DanQ at 2016-02-04 21:09
Image This Saturday, February 06th, 2016 is to see the third recording of Civilization strategy podcast PolyCast's tenth season. Beginning at 12PM ET North America (timezone converter), Episode 248's topics list is set as follows:

Forum Talk
- New Great People[:] Poltician/Bureaucrat, Sportist, Curator
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=558170
- Realisation
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=561167
- Wonder Consolation Prize
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=561577
- Should Civilization VI Be Rated M[?]
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=561680

Research Lab
- Are Tiles/Hexes Fundamental to the Civ Series?
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=561484

Miscellaneous
- Is Civilization Educational?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CKWHRA9K8s

Intro/Outro
- CivV "Who/What Am I?"
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=495716
- CivV "Dibs on the Ruins"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U1pR1yjN9w

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.

One More Turn Season 3 Listener Feedback Survey
By DanQ at 2016-02-03 19:49
Image Story rating? Favourite character? These are two of the five questions being asked of the Season 3 One More Turn (OMT) dramedy podcast audience. To provide your input on/by February 26th, 2016, follow the link below:

http://onemoreturn.net/s3s

Relatedly, five-question surveys for both Seasons 1 and 2 running over the same time period are accessible from this link and that link respectively. A story set in the near future featuring geeks dealing with non-geeky problems, One More Turn's thirteen-episode fourth season is to premiere this spring.

HOF Civ5 Update
By Denniz at 2016-02-02 12:02

The Civilization V Hall of Fame has been updated. 36 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to Svinopes for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Settler, Time, Standard, Small, Great Plains, Maya (Pacal) [BNW] game for 22940 points.

feelsgood was the most active player during this update, submitting 6 games.

Only 4 players were brave enough to take on Deity this update:
dribnairb - 1648 AD, Turn 719, 5206 points, Deity, Diplomacy, Marathon, Huge, Lakes, Persia (Darius I) [BNW]
feelsgood - 3820 BC, Turn 12, 12400 points, Deity, Domination, Marathon, Duel, Great Plains, Huns (Attila) [BNW]
keg - 2260 BC, Turn 29, 5725 points, Deity, Domination, Quick, Duel, Great Plains Plus, Japan (Oda Nobunaga) [BNW]
keg - 2410 BC, Turn 109, 2185 points, Deity, Domination, Marathon, Duel, Pangaea, Songhai (Askia) [BNW]
keg - 2080 BC, Turn 32, 3022 points, Deity, Domination, Quick, Duel, Pangaea, Spain (Isabella) [BNW]
vadalaz - 1695 AD, Turn 164, 1973 points, Deity, Culture, Quick, Standard, Frontier, Babylon (Nebuchadnezzar II) [BNW]

Gauntlet Results:
G-Major LV - Domination, Emperor, Small, Frontier, Standard, Carthage (Dido)
1st vadalaz - 1310 AD T-191
2nd feelsgood - 1906 AD T-326
3rd DzsoniKSL - 1923 AD T-343

** New Gauntlets Starting **
G-Minor CXIV - Culture, Prince, Standard, Rainforest, Standard, Iroquois (Hiawatha)

>> Civ V HOF
>> Discussion Thread

100th BtS Game of the Month
By DynamicSpirit at 2016-02-01 04:01
Image

Fancy playing a Civ4 game? It's the 100th anniversary Civ4 BOTM (BtS Game of the month). The competition this month features a prince game played as Ethiopia, played on roughly the same map as the first ever BOTM 8 years ago. You can play this game and get to relive a bit of BOTM history.

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 Feb.

PolyCast Episode 247: "Felt The Need to Say That"
By DanQ at 2016-01-30 10:51
Image Fitting. The two-hundred-and-forty-seventh episode of PolyCast, "Felt The Need to Say That", features regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick, Stephanie "Makahlua", Philip "TheMeInTeam" Bellew and "MadDjinn" and first-time guest co-host Matthieu "GrimVek". It carries a runtime of 59m59s.

The summary of topics is as follows:

- 01m38s | News
In follow-up from last episode, the release of Civilization Revolution 2 Plus in Europe and North America is delayed -- again -- as is with less than a week's lead time and no reason gien.
- 05m56s | Senate
Playing as, and against, Civilization V civilizations Rome, the Iroquois (18m58s) and Carthage (33m05s), two expansion packs and multiple patches later.
- 43m01s | Open Mic
As promised last episode, concluding the highlights from both the PolyCast and TurnCast 2015 Listener Feedback Surveys.

- Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
Nice guys and missing prompt.

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.

One More Turn Season 3 Commentary
By DanQ at 2016-01-27 19:13
Image Some of the cast, and most of the crew, revisit One More Turn's third season and share what they see for the next. The tenth One More Turn bonus feature production, Season 3 Commentary, is now available. It has a runtime of 01h25m53s. 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 dramedy's writer and creator.

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. Selections of American music and soundtrack composer Kevin MacLeod's work is included throughout the series. This production concludes One More Turn's junior season; renewed for a fourth thirteen episode season, the story is set to continue this spring.

HOF Civ4 Update
By Denniz at 2016-01-26 17:54
ImageThe Civilization IV Hall of Fame has been updated. 24 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to zbgayumn for the highest score of the update with a Huge, Marathon, Warlord, Domination game for 408104 points.

lymond was the most active player during this update, submitting 4 games.

yyeah was the most active player during this update, submitting 4 games.

Only 2 players were brave enough to take on Deity this update:
Sun Tzu Wu - 505 AD, Tiny, Marathon, Deity, Conquest game for 170507 points
yyeah - 1220 AD, Large, Normal, Deity, Diplomatic game for 97098 points
yyeah - 1730 AD, Small, Quick, Deity, Conquest game for 37376 points
yyeah - 2050 AD, Tiny, Quick, Deity, Time game for 23092 points
yyeah - 2050 AD, Tiny, Quick, Deity, Time game for 23283 points
Gauntlet Results:
G-Minor 198 - Cultural, Prince, Ancient, Small, Normal, Medium and Small, (check options)
1st elitetroops 2280 BC
2nd lymond 2220 BC
3rd shulec1980 BC 1980 BC

** New Gauntlets Starting **
G-Major 143 - Diplomatic, Emperor, Ancient, Standard, Normal, Terra, (check options)

>> Civ IV HOF
>> Full Update Details
>> Discussion Thread

Rediscover the Podcast Experiment: PolyCast Evergreen, Season 1
By DanQ at 2016-01-23 14:48
Image Celebrate a decade of podcasting on PolyCast (PC), the Civilization strategy-centric bi-weekly show that premiered on October 20, 2006. Hosted by PC co-creator Wouter "Locutus" Snijders, he counts down ten selected Season 1 topics that most retain their relevance and ten moments that best represent delivery style on PolyCast Evergreen, Season 1. The first in a side series of ten productions for each of PolyCast's ten seasons running, it carries a runtime of 53m10s. Topics were chosen by fellow PolyCast co-creator Daniel "DanQ" Quick, serving as lead co-host alongside Snijders, Imran "Imran Siddiqui" Siddiqui and Stephanie "Makahlua". 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 247 Topics List
By DanQ at 2016-01-21 19:01
Image This Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 is to see the sophomore recording of Civilization strategy podcast PolyCast's tenth season. Beginning at 12PM ET North America (timezone converter), Episode 247's topics list isset as follows:

News
- Civilization Revolution 2 Plus Delayed... Again
https://www.facebook.com/civ/photos/...275359/?type=3

Senate
- Rome "A City of Marble"
http://www.megabearsfan.net/post/201...-strategy.aspx
(http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=553070)
- Iroquois "Along the Great Warpath"
http://www.megabearsfan.net/post/201...-strategy.aspx
(http://forums.2k.com/showthread.php?...r-Iroquois-BNW)
(http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=558796)
(https://www.reddit.com/r/civ/comment...ois_along_the/)
- Carthage and the "Queen of Coasts"
http://www.megabearsfan.net/post/201...-Carthage.aspx
(http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=561538)
(https://www.reddit.com/r/civ/comment..._carthage_bnw/)

Forum Talk
- Community Suggestions for "Ernie" (Civilization: Beyond Earth)
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=561351
(http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=557962)

Open Mic
- Episode 243 Feedback
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=559657
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgOs116IdNE
- 2015 PolyCast, TurnCast Listener Feedback Survey Results (Part 2 of 2)

Intro/Outro
- CivV "Who/What Am I?"
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=495716

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.

One More Turn Season 3 Bloopers
By DanQ at 2016-01-20 18:45
Image What, what? All the outtakes from dramedy podcast One More Turn's Season 3 episodes' recording for public consumption are now available. It has a runtime of 13m17s. 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 dramedy's writer and creator. Selections of American music and soundtrack composer Kevin MacLeod's work is included throughout the series.

The One More Turn Season 3 Commentary is to be released on January 27th, 2016.

 
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