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Civilization VI First Looks: Byzantium and Gaul

By | September 22, 2020

Check out the Byzantium and Gaul First Looks, with all the details about their abilities and uniques. Discuss Byzantium here and Gaul here.

On Wednesday, September 23, the developers will show off the new civilizations in a livestream, which will be discussed here.

WillowBrook

PolyCast 369: Tangents As Big As Texas

By | September 22, 2020

The three hundred-and-sixty-ninth episode of PolyCast, “Tangents as big as Texas“ is now available for streaming on https://polycast.civfanatics.com. This episode features regular co-hosts
CanusAlbinus, Stephanie “Makahlua”, Phil “TheMeInTeam”, and Jason “MegaBearsFan”. Topics for this episode include:

News
00h01m30s | September 2020 New Frontier Pass update
00h10m09s | Basil II of Byzantium first look
00h30m40s | Sid Meier’s Memoir now available at a bookseller near you! and a tangent about Europe, railroads, and the size of Texas
Forum Talk
00h43m27s | Is Civ VI a sequel to Civ IV?
01h10m43s | Is the yield ribbon cheating?
01h15m02s | Feedback from episode 368: Can we discuss opening builds?

PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production recording live every other Saturday at 12 Noon US Eastern Time throughout the year, in an ongoing effort to give the Civilization community an interactive voice; sibling show ModCast focuses on Civ modding.

Since we had to cancel the previous recording, this episode is a little bit longer than usual. Hope everyone enjoys!

CanusAlbinus

Byzantium, Gaul, and Dramatic Ages Coming to Civilization VI

By | September 16, 2020

The September New Frontier Pack DLC drops on September 24, adding Gaul and Byzantium as major civilizations, along with a new Dramatic Ages mode, and two world wonders – the Statue of Zeus and the Biosphere. The Dramatic Ages mode includes cities rebelling to free cities upon entering a dark age, the severity scaling with game difficulty level. More information is in the developer update below; details on the new civs are expected in the next week. Join the discussion of this DLC in the forums.

WillowBrook

Civilization VI – August Developer Livestream

By | August 25, 2020

Check out the August developer livestream on Wednesday, August 26, showing off the August update for Civilization VI. Discuss the livestream in the forums here.

WillowBrook

PolyCast 368: Parallel Universe Where Firaxis Controls Everything

By | August 25, 2020

The three hundred-and-sixty-eighth episode of PolyCast, “Parallel Universe Where Firaxis Controls Everything“ is now available for streaming on http://polycast.civfanatics.com. This episode features regular co-hosts
CanusAlbinus, Stephanie “Makahlua”, Phil “TheMeInTeam”, and Jason “MegaBearsFan”. Topics for this episode include:

Forum Talk
00h02m06s | August update
00h25m25s | Unused art assets
00h31m00s | All leaders have hidden Firaxis logos
Senate
00h35m41s | PotatoMcWhiskey’s Wonder tier list

PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production recording live every other Saturday at 12 Noon US Eastern Time throughout the year, in an ongoing effort to give the Civilization community an interactive voice; sibling show ModCast focuses on Civ modding.

CanusAlbinus

Civilization VI: August Update Shuffles the Tech and Civics Trees

By | August 17, 2020

The free August Civilization VI game update, coming August 27, will bring a new optional game mode that shuffles the tech and civics trees, available for anyone who owns the base game. The update also adds a new natural wonder selection tool to ensure that a wonder does or does not appear in your game. Below is the developer video; discuss this update in the forums here.

WillowBrook

PolyCast 367: Another Perfectly-Balanced Podcast with No Exploits

By | August 10, 2020

The three hundred-and-sixty-seventh episode of PolyCast, “Another Perfectly-Balanced Podcast With No Exploits“ is now available for streaming on https://polycast.civfanatics.com. This episode features regular co-hosts
CanusAlbinus, Stephanie “Makahlua”, Phil “TheMeInTeam”, and Jason “MegaBearsFan”. Topics for this episode include:

Forum Talk
00h01m28s | Poll About Civ 6 Finishing and Civ 7 Initiating
00h13m30s | Noticeable A.I. Improvements
00h23m07s | The Season Pass Model
Senate
00h35m17s | Spiffing Brit’s “No City Challenge” (no cheats or exploits necessary)

PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production recording live every other Saturday at 12 Noon US Eastern Time throughout the year, in an ongoing effort to give the Civilization community an interactive voice; sibling show ModCast focuses on Civ modding.

CanusAlbinus

PolyCast 366: Super Secret Vampires!

By | July 28, 2020

The three hundred-and-sixty-sixth episode of PolyCast, “Super Secret Vampires!“ is now available for streaming on https://polycast.civfanatics.com. This episode features regular co-hosts
Stephanie “Makahlua”, and Jason “MegaBearsFan” Grade. Topics for this episode include:

News
00h03m00s | Ethiopia patch notes

Forum Talk
00h38m00s | Episode 364 feedback, game industry trends, and Canus and MegaBearsFan really enjoy Christopher Tin’s albums.
00h48m00s | Has anyone found a workable Bermuda Triangle?
00h53m45s | How balanced are the Civs?
01h05m00s | Are Urban Defenses too strong?

PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production recording live every other Saturday at 12 Noon US Eastern Time throughout the year, in an ongoing effort to give the Civilization community an interactive voice; sibling show ModCast focuses on Civ modding.

CanusAlbinus