Civ IV HOF Update

By | July 26, 2017

The Civilization IV Hall of Fame has been updated – 27 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to Dhoomstriker for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Tiny, Epic, Monarch, Space Colony game for 656,169 points.

Congratulations also to neilmeister for winning Challenge Series 18 with a score of 80 points, smitsk00 was 2nd with 63 points and Dhoomstriker was 3rd with 47 points.

NobleZarkon was the most active player during this update, submitting 7 games.

Only 3 players were brave enough to take on Deity this update:
    Dhoomstriker – 1718 AD, Small, Epic, Deity, Diplomatic game for 108,867 points.
    smitsk00 – 1700 AD, Small, Epic, Deity, Diplomatic game for 35,383 points.
    Sun Tzu Wu – 390 AD, Small, Marathon, Deity, Conquest game for 181,257 points.
    Sun Tzu Wu – 2800 BC, Duel, Quick, Deity, Conquest game for 48,005 points.

A number of players gained number one positions on harder difficulty levels:
Skallagrim with a 1100 AD, Large, Quick, Immortal, Diplomatic game for 156,088 points.
Skallagrim with a 1160 AD, Small, Quick, Immortal, Diplomatic game for 129,867 points.

A number of players gained a composite table High Score (i.e. Any Condition):
Dhoomstriker with a 1490 AD, Tiny, Epic, Monarch, game for 656,169 points.

Skallagrim with a 1100 AD, Large, Quick, Immortal, game for 156,088 points.

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

NobleZarkon

TurnCast Episode 87: “On That Note”

By | July 22, 2017

Taking stock. Regular players Daniel “DanQ” Quick, ”Makahlua” and Steve “WarningU2” Warner are joined alongside fellow co-operative Civilization VI multiplaying gamers in the eighty-seventh episode of TurnCast (TC). Entitled “On That Note“, it carries a runtime is 09m59s. Snippets include but are not limited to mistaken identity, troll spells, not excuse, already denounced and just wait.

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.

DanQ

PolyCast Episode 286 Topics List

By | July 20, 2017

This Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 is to see the fourteenth recording of Civilization strategy podcast PolyCast‘s eleventh season. Beginning at 12PM ET North America (timezone converter), Episode 286’s topics list is set as follows:

Senate
– As and Against XVII: Civilization VI Profile, Sumeria
http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Sumerian_(Civ6)
(https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/a-general-strategy-for-gilgamesh.610833)
– As and Against XVIII: CivVI Profile, Australia
http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Australian_(Civ6)
(https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/article-how-well-did-they-create-australia-in-civilization-vi.611151)
– As and Against XIX: CivVI Profile, Macedon
http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Macedonian_(Civ6)
(https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/is-perisa-macedon-dlc-worth-10.619802)

Forum Talk
– When to Stop Taking Cities (CivVI)
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/the-eternal-dilemma-when-to-stop-taking-cities.619222
– Settle “Large Swaths of Tundra” or Not
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/do-you-settle-large-swaths-of-tundra-if-its-in-the-back-of-your-empire-vacant-or-ignore-it.620138
– What Do You Do With the Extra Farm
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/what-do-you-do-with-the-extra-farm.619594
– Fifth CivVI DLC Anticipation
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/dlc-05-anticipation-thread.613088

Miscellaneous
– Creating “Illusion of a World” in Strategy Games
https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/06/29/civ-6-euiv-and-endless-legend-designers-on-how-their-strategy-games-create-the-illusion-of-a-world

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.

DanQ

HOF Civ5 Update

By | July 17, 2017


The Civilization V Hall of Fame has been updated. 19 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to Crafty1 for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Prince, Time, Standard, Tiny, Highlands, America (Washington) game for 11071 points.

Tzar Sasha was the most active player during this update, submitting 5 games.keg was the most active player during this update, submitting 5 games.

Only 1 player was brave enough to take on Deity this update
keg – 2400 BC, Turn 40, 5750 points, Deity, Domination, Standard, Duel, Great Plains, Germany (Bismark) [BNW]
keg – 2920 BC, Turn 72, 9300 points, Deity, Domination, Marathon, Duel, Great Plains, Germany (Bismark) [BNW]
keg – 2960 BC, Turn 26, 7540 points, Deity, Domination, Standard, Duel, Great Plains, Maya (Pacal) [BNW]

Gauntlet Results:
G-Minor CXLVII – Domination, Warlord, Standard, Small Continents, Standard, Shoshone (Pocatello)
1st zlither – 800 AD T-150
2nd wsdude – 1460 AD T-206
3rd billybgame – 1913 AD T-333

** New Gauntlets Starting **
G-Minor CXLVIII – Diplomacy, Prince, Standard, Continents, Quick, Rome (Augustus Caesar)

>> Civ V HOF
>> Discussion Thread

Denniz

PolyCast Episode 285: “Work That In”

By | July 15, 2017

Putting in an effort. The two-hundred-and-eighty-fifth episode of PolyCast, “Work That In“, features regular co-hosts Daniel “DanQ” Quick, Stephanie “Makahlua” and ”MadDjinn” with returning guest co-host ”NewEarthRelic” and first-time guest co-host T.J. Denzer. It carries a runtime of 59m59s.

The summary of topics is as follows:

01m09s | Senate
The strengths of Rome, the hits and misses of Russia (10m18s) and the variability of Spain (18m00s) in Civilization VI playing as, and against, each.
24m08s | Forum Talk
What to do about CivVI‘s Artificial Intelligence (AI) in air combat and mixing agreement, disagreement and compromise with respect to ten things to bring back to the series from its past (29m10s).

Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
Staying consistent and out, about and boating.

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.

DanQ

TurnCast Episode 86: “Greed is Good”

By | July 8, 2017

Don’t forget. Regular players Daniel “DanQ” Quick, ”Makahlua” and Matthieu “GrimVek” are joined alongside fellow co-operative Civilization VI multiplaying gamers in the eighty-fifth episode of TurnCast (TC). Entitled “Greed is Good“, it carries a runtime is 09m59s. Snippets include but are not limited to common sense, by force, setting back, all competing and anything nude.

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.

DanQ

PolyCast Episode 285 Topics List

By | July 6, 2017

This Saturday, July 08th, 2017 is to see the thirteenth recording of Civilization strategy podcast PolyCast‘s eleventh season. Beginning at 12PM ET North America (timezone converter), Episode 285’s topics list is set as follows:

Senate
– As and Against XV: CivVI Profile, Rome
http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Roman_(Civ6)
(https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/how-good-is-rome.602733)
– As and Against XVI: CivVI Profile, Russia
(https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/is-russia-the-strongest-pick-for-both-religious-and-culture-victory.601942)
http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Russian_(Civ6)
– As and Against XVI: CivVI Profile, Spain
http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Spanish_(Civ6)
(https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/how-to-play-philip-ii-of-spain.617703)
– As and Against XVII: CivVI Profile, Sumeria
http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Sumerian_(Civ6)
(https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/a-general-strategy-for-gilgamesh.610833)

Forum Talk
CivVI Artificial Intelligence Use of Air Force
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/ai-use-of-air-force.619597
– 10 Things From Previous Civs to Bring Back
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/10-things-from-previous-games-that-should-come-back.607127

Miscellaneous
– Creating “Illusion of a World” in Strategy Games
https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/06/29/civ-6-euiv-and-endless-legend-designers-on-how-their-strategy-games-create-the-illusion-of-a-world

Open Mic
– Episode 284 Feedback
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/polycast-episode-284-the-salt-would-be-real.619465

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.

DanQ

Nominate PolyCast for the 2017 Podcast Awards

By | July 2, 2017

In January of this year PolyCast (PC), a podcast entertaining and information Civilization strategy, began its eleventh season. Help to see the show become one of the Top 10 nominees in both the “Games & Hobbies” and “People’s Choice” categories of the 2017 Podcast Awards (PCA) which is accepting nominations now until July 31st, 2017 at 23:59PM Eastern Standard Time (North America) (timezone converter).

PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production in an ongoing effort to give the Civ community an interactive voice on game strategy. The show was a “Best Produced” nominee for the PCA in 2008, 2010, 2012; in “Gaming”, from 2008-2010 inclusive and again in 2013. Please also consider One More Turn in the “Entertainment” category, a dramedy podcast that is a cousin to PolyCast.

Thanks in advance to all of those who decide to nominate the show in the “Games & Hobbies” and “People’s Choice” categories for the 2017 Podcast Awards.

DanQ