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Civilization VI: Gathering Storm Available Now

By | February 15, 2019

The second expansion pack for Civilization VI has been released.

Come discuss the new civilizations, game mechanics, wonders, units, and more in the CivFanatics Civ VI forums. Check out first impressions in this thread. See what changes came to the base game in the patch notes discussion. Read tales of first Gathering Storm games here – and contribute your own if you wish!


PolyCast Episode 331: The Penultimate Week

By | February 16, 2019

It’s Almost Here!*  The three hundred-and-thirtieth episode of PolyCast, “The Penultimate Week“, features regular co-hosts CanusAlbinus, Stephanie “Makahlua”, Philip “TheMeInTeam” and Jason “MegaBearsFan” Grade and guest co-host GrimVek and takes on the following
00:01:29 – Phoenica Discussion and Livestream
00:11:15 – Eleanor of Aquitaine Discussion and Livestream
00:16:48 – New Features Explained Video Discussion

Forum Talk
00:24:39 – A Discussion about Neural Networks in relation to Strategy Gaming
00:33:12 – An Examination of a complaint regarding the Number of Diplomatic Currencies

Research Lab
00:43:28 – Suggestions of New Naval CIvilizations

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.

*This episode was recorded on February 9, 2019.


Gathering Storm Comes to 6otM57

By | February 16, 2019

Want to test out your Civilization VI: Gathering Storm skills against your fellow CivFanatics? Try the first Game of the Month to use the new expansion!

This is your starting position, playing as Kupe of the Maori. All the details and the starting save are in this post. If this is your first Game of the Month, please be sure to read the whole post before diving into the game.


Civilization VI: Gathering Storm Pre-launch Celebration

By | February 12, 2019

Join your fellow CivFanatics for a livestream celebrating the imminent release of the Gathering Storm expansion pack. The behind-the-scenes look includes artists, composers, and designers.

Discuss the livestream in the forums.

Edit: This stream is now available in four parts on the official Civilization YouTube Channel and embedded below:


Eleanor Livestream

By | February 6, 2019

Watch the devs play and discuss Eleanor of Aquitaine, who can lead either England or France.

Discuss Eleanor here.

Discuss the livestream here.


New Leader: Eleanor of Aquitaine

By | February 5, 2019

Civilization VI: Gathering Storm adds Eleanor of Aquitaine as an alternate leader for France and England. Join the discussion here.


Phoenicia Livestream

By | January 30, 2019

Watch the devs play Phoenicia, one of the new civilizations in Civilization VI: Gathering Storm.

Discuss Phoenicia here.

Discuss the livestream here.


New Features in Civilization VI: Gathering Storm

By | January 30, 2019

Check out new game features coming with the Gathering Storm expansion pack. Discuss these changes here.