PolyCast 362: Good Luck Against Gran Colombia

By | June 2, 2020

The three hundred-and-sixty-second episode of PolyCast, “Good Luck Against Gran Colombia“ is now available for streaming on polycast.civfanatics.com. This episode features regular co-hosts CanusAlbinus, Stephanie “Makahlua”, Phil “TheMeInTeam”, and Jason “MegaBearsFan” Grade, along with guest co-host DanQ. Topics for this episode include:

News
00h02m28s | New Frontiers Pass DLC Gran Colombia review and strategies
00h35m22s | Other New Frontiers Pass DLC impressions
00h54m15s | A brief rant about Epic Games and the Epic Games store
Forum Talk
00h59m50s | So, how do people feel about eras?

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.

We at PolyCast are pleased to announce that we are planning on changing our release strategy for the streaming episodes. Instead of releasing them the Saturday after recording (a full week later), we intend to move towards releasing within a few days of recording, with the goal being to release the day after recording. Our hope is that the topics we discuss in the episode will be more timely when our listeners check out the streaming version.

Also, we want to welcome back CanusAlbinus, who will be returning to his regular host position. We are all happy that you are feeling better, Canus, and we look forward to continued conversations with you every other Saturday.

Lastly, a heartfelt thank you to DanQ, who filled-in for Canus during his hiatus. In addition to joining the show panel for many months, he also guided me through the process of releasing the episodes onto the website so that we can continue to provide the community with content. Dan will be stepping back from his ongoing guest status, but he will certainly appear in future episodes as a guest.

And thanks to all our listeners, who have been bearing with us during this transitional period.

CanusAlbinus

Get Civ6 for Free from Epic Games (Ends 5/28)

By | May 21, 2020

Epic Games is currently offering Civilization VI for FREE. The game typically sells for $59.99. It’s a great deal and sounds too good to be true. If you STILL don’t have Civ6 yet, go grab it before the sales ends on 5/28/2020 at 11:00 AM!

Thunderfall

Gran Colombia Joins the Civilization Franchise

By | May 20, 2020

For the first time in the game’s history, you will be able to play as Simon Bolivar leading Gran Columbia in the upcoming Civilization VI: New Frontier Pass. Discuss Gran Colombia in the forums here. Discuss the New Frontier Pass here.

Pack 1 of the New Frontier Pass, which contains the Maya, Gran Colombia, a new apocalypse mode, and more, will be available at midnight Eastern Time (US) tonight. The official summary of its content is here.

WillowBrook

PolyCast 361: New Frontiers!

By | May 18, 2020

The three hundred-and-sixty-first episode of PolyCast, “New Frontiers“ is now available for streaming on polycast.civfanatics.com. This episode features regular co-hosts CanusAlbinus, Stephanie “Makahlua”, Phil “TheMeInTeam”, and Jason “MegaBearsFan” Grade, along with guest co-host DanQ. Topics for this episode include:

News
00h02m00s | New Frontiers Pass DLC schedule
00h21m46s | New Frontiers Maya “First Look”
00h33m00s | New Frontiers screenshot analysis thread
00h52m00s | Responses to live chat, “historic 4x resurgence”, debating the merits and concerns regarding this DLC release model

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.

We are releasing this episode for streaming earlier than usual (the day after the recording, woohoo!) due to the timely nature of its content. We’d hate to release it next weekend and have everyone listening to our speculation after the first DLC is released and then sound silly in how wrong we are about everything. Enjoy! We look forward to reading your speculation and responses!

CanusAlbinus

Lady Six Sky Leads the Maya in Civilization VI: New Frontier Pass

By | May 15, 2020

The first pack in Civilization VI’s New Frontier Pass includes the Maya, led by Lady Six Sky. Discuss the Maya in the forums here.

The New Frontier Pass will be available to purchase on May 21.

WillowBrook

PolyCast 360: Just Don’t Play Half the Game?

By | May 12, 2020

The three hundred-and-sixtieth episode of PolyCast, “Just don’t play half the game?“ is now available for streaming on polycast.civfanatics.com. This episode features regular co-hosts Stephanie “Makahlua”, Phil “TheMeInTeam”, and Jason “MegaBearsFan” Grade, along with guest co-host DanQ. Topics for this episode include:

Open Mic
00h02m06s | Episode 359 feedback
Forum Talk
00h32m50s | Is the ancient era start actually balanced?
00h48m40s | “Exploit” – what defines them?

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.

It’s Mother’s Day here in the U.S.A. today, so we at PolyCast hope that all the moms out there had a wonderful day. We hope the kids are doing all the chores so that you can relax and one-more-turn the day away.

CanusAlbinus

Civilization VI: New Frontier Pass Announced

By | May 11, 2020

Firaxis has announced a year’s worth of new content for Civilization VI. All owners of the game will continue to receive free regular updates to the game. This free content will include new maps, scenarios, and balance changes. Premium content will come with the purchase of the New Frontier Pass, which will be released in 6 packs over the coming year. These packs will include new civilizations, leaders, districts, buildings, city states, resources, and game modes. Discuss the new content with your fellow fanatics here.

WillowBrook

Sid Meier’s Memoir! Coming in September

By | May 7, 2020

The creator of the original Civilization computer game, Sid Meier himself, has written a memoir that will be published this September. More information may be found in this PC Games article. Or check out the book’s website, which has links to places to pre-order it.

WillowBrook