PolyCast Patreon Campaign Overhaul Effective January 1st, 2018

By | December 13, 2017

PolyCast On December 1st, 2015, the Civilization podcast series PolyCast launched its Patreon campaign to provide a means to support its series through month-to-month financial contributions. The first, and to date only, set of changes to its offerings occured the following month. The second of these set changes is to come into effect on January 1st, 2018, and is to be the most extensive and significant to date. The changes modify the offerings of each each of the existing five pledge tiers and lower the goal amounts of each of the five tiers. Below is a summary of what is coming:

– Each tier dollar amount ($2, $5, $10, $15, $25) is unchanged.
– Each tier retains its original, exclusive benefit alongside one, two or three new ones. The new benefit shared across all tiers is a patron-only chat with one or more PolyCast regular co-hosts immediately following each live recording.
– Each tier now has a name associated with it, one reflective of a Civilization player’s game experience.

– Each of the five amounts have been lowered; now starting at $50 in monthly pledges (was $75), it tops out at $200 (was $250).

This family of five podcasts, three of which are still in production, collectivly offer hundreds of hours of Civ content. If you enjoy their content past, present; if you previously considered but decided against patronage, started but stopped being a patron, consider (again) becoming a PolyCast patron today. For a complete listings of the pending changes, see this article.


Provide TurnCast With Feedback on 2017 Season

By | December 13, 2017

TurnCast Favourite guest players? Favourite regular player? These are two of the five questions being asked of the 2017 TurnCast (TC) audience as its seventh season has concluded.

To provide your input on/by December 24th, 2017, follow the link below:


TurnCast is the third spin-off of the Civ strategy-centric PolyCast; it has been renewed for a 13-episode eighth season in 2018.


Civilization Players Podcast #13 The First Look, but what comes next?

By | December 11, 2017

This past Friday, Dec 8th at 9 PM EST was the 13th CivPlayers League Podcast. Here’s what we talked about in the past  week!

Co-Hosts Sarnith and KingLewie, and guest Co-Host MysteriousX, BladeSe7en and RippedPanda, bring you this weeks topics.

• The Expansion is still the hot topic, as the first civ and first look for it have been released!

• The CPL Challenger Series is upon us! Stop by the CivPlayers League as we’ll have every match streamed! 19:54

• New player to Civplayers League? How do they feel joining the league?29:54

• What civilizations are you hoping to see in the coming weeks? Which ones do you expect? Which civ do you think will get the 2nd leader?

• With the coming of an expansion usually means lots of changes. What new things are you hoping to see added to the game that weren’t? What bugs do you hope to see fixed? 47:35

• This expansion will likely revitalize the community for Civ 6. Are you skeptical or unsure of jumping to Multiplayer? Or are you looking for new challenges in singleplayer? Let us know! 1:05:24

• Be sure to be active in chat! We do watch and are happy to answer your questions!

• Do you have ideas you’d like to see brought up on the podcast? Make sure to post your thoughts and suggestions in the comment section!

• Catch us at YouTube live at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIw6b7qVvkbA27lXUYLJjNg

CivPlayers Podcasts are recorded live on Sarnith’s Youtube Live every Friday at 9pm EST  Sarnith’s Youtube Live

Watch this episode here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4W5yWPxHRMc

You can watch all Podcasts as well as other CivPlayers events at our YouTube page  CivPlayers Youtube Channel


Civ IV Hall of Fame Updated

By | December 10, 2017

The Civilization IV Hall of Fame has been updated – 31 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to @kovacsflo for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Large, Epic, Deity, Domination game for 835,573 points.

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

Only 3 players were brave enough to take on Deity this update:

@Fippy – 140 BC, Large, Epic, Deity, Conquest game for 624,220 points.
@kovacsflo – 355 AD, Large, Epic, Deity, Domination game for 835,573 points.
@Major Tom – 3430 BC, Duel, Marathon, Deity, Conquest game for 39,001 points.

A number of players gained number one positions on harder difficulty levels:

@Fippy with a 140 BC, Large, Epic, Deity, Conquest game for 624,220 points.

A number of players gained a composite table High Score (i.e. Any Condition):
@kovacsflo with a 355 AD, Large, Epic, Deity, game for 835,573 points.

Please see the announcements about a Beta Gauntlet for the new version of the Buffy and forthcoming changes to QM/EQM.

>> Civ IV HOF
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>> Discussion Thread


TurnCast Episode 92: “Make the Cut”

By | December 10, 2017

TurnCast Fingers crossed. Regular players Daniel “DanQ” Quick, ”Makahlua”, Steve “WarningU2” Warner and Matthieu “GrimVek” are joined alongside fellow co-operative Civilization VI multiplaying gamers in the ninety-first episode of TurnCast (TC). Entitled “Optimized“, it carries a runtime is 09m59s. Snippets include but are not limited to no random, talk bad, keep around, idea questionable and kill process.

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.


One More Turn, The Sixth and Final Season: 19 Episodes in 2018

By | December 6, 2017

One More Turn The cast and crew of the dramedy podcast series One More Turn (OMT) are breaking their silence. Their plan was to publish the show’s sixth season, thirteen episodes in length, in 2017 — that plan has changed. Instead, it will be published in 2018 and extended to nineteen episodes. The reasoning behind this is in reflection of the difficult part of its delayed release: the show’s sixth season is to be its last.

Join One More Turn as its geeks dealing with non-geeky problems take their final turns.


Civilization Players Guess the Civs/Leaders Contest!

By | December 3, 2017

CivPlayers is pleased to announce that we will give away Two(2) Civ6 Rise and Fall Expansion Packs, to the players that guess closest to the actual list of Civilizations and Leaders for the upcoming XP.  Please come over to the Civplayers Discord to enter the contest and read the details.

Civilization Players Rise and Fall Contest


HOF Civ5 Update

By | December 3, 2017

The Civilization V Hall of Fame has been updated. 32 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to MAGA for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Warlord, Culture, Quick, Duel, Great Plains, Ethiopia (Haile Selassie) [BNW] game for 7221 points.

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

Only 3 players were brave enough to take on Deity this update:
johncparr – 1870 AD, Turn 305, 1850 points, Deity, Science, Standard, Standard, Inland Sea, Babylon (Nebuchadnezzar II) [BNW]
MAGA – 1670 AD, Turn 244, 1629 points, Deity, Science, Standard, Huge, Pangaea, India (Gandhi) [BNW]
MAGA – 1555 AD, Turn 221, 2634 points, Deity, Diplomacy, Standard, Standard, Pangaea, Arabia (Harun al-Rashid) [BNW]
vadalaz – 1600 BC, Turn 60, 3950 points, Deity, Domination, Standard, Standard, Lakes, Huns (Attila) [BNW]

Gauntlet Results:
G-Minor CXLXII – Diplomacy, Chieftain, Standard, Fractal, Standard, Ottomans (Suleiman)
1st zenmaster – 1290 AD T-189
2nd vadalaz – 1320 AD T-192
3rd zlither – 1555 AD T-221

** New Gauntlets Starting **
G-Minor CXLXIII – Domination, Warlord, Standard, Large Islands, Standard, Sweden (Gustavus Adolphus)

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