One More Turn Season 5 Commentary

By | January 18, 2017

Some of the cast and all of the crew review One More Turn‘s fifth season with lenses on character development, plot movement and writing evolution. The show’s sixteenth bonus feature production, Season 5 Commentary, is now available. It has a runtime of 01h48m22s. OMT features the voice talents of Civilization strategy-centric podcast PolyCast regular co-hosts Daniel “DanQ” Quick and Stephanie “Makahlua” among others; Quick is also the dramedy’s writer and creator.

A story set in the near future, OMT features geeks deal with non-geeky problems. One can follow the show on Twitter and check out its YouTube channel for caption capability. Selections of American music and soundtrack composer Kevin MacLeod‘s work is included throughout the series.

This production concludes One More Turn‘s fifth season; renewed for a sixth thirteen episode season, the story is set to continue in 2017.

DanQ

HOF Civ5 Update

By | January 17, 2017

The Civilization V Hall of Fame has been updated. 21 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to blatc for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Deity, Science, Standard, Standard, Great Plains, Poland (Casimir III) [BNW] game for 5515 points.

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

Only 3 players were brave enough to take on Deity this update
blatc – 1400 AD, Turn 200, 5515 points, Deity, Science, Standard, Standard, Great Plains, Poland (Casimir III) [BNW]
Dines – 30 BC, Turn 347, 4721 points, Deity, Domination, Marathon, Standard, Pangaea, Assyria (Ashurbanipal) [BNW]
Dines – 1230 AD, Turn 546, 4377 points, Deity, Domination, Marathon, Huge, Pangaea, Ethiopia (Haile Selassie) [BNW]
Dines – 60 BC, Turn 344, 5059 points, Deity, Domination, Marathon, Standard, Pangaea, Rome (Augustus Caesar) [BNW]
walkyc – 1868 AD, Turn 304, 2050 points, Deity, Diplomacy, Standard, Small, Inland Sea, Venice (Enrico Dandolo) [BNW]

Gauntlet Results:
G-Major LXXIX – Diplomacy, Deity, Small, Inland Sea, Standard, Any Leader
1st R.G.A.M. – 1848 AD T-294
2nd walkyc  – 1868 AD T-304

G-Minor CXXXVI – Diplomacy, King, Small, Pangaea, Standard, Rome (Augustus Caesar)
1st qoxf – 1515 AD T-213
2nd Mighty Dwaarf – 1710 AD T-252
3rd zlither  – 1765 AD T-263

** New Gauntlets Starting **
G-Major LXXX – Domination, Emperor, Standard, Shuffle, Epic, Poland (Casimir III)
G-Minor CXXXVII – Science, Warlord, Standard, Fractal, Standard, Huns (Attila)

>> Civ V HOF
>> Discussion Thread

Denniz

PolyCast Episode 272: “Choices Mattering More”

By | January 14, 2017

Clearly. The two-hundred-and-seventy-second episode and eleventh season premiere of PolyCast, “Choices Mattering More“, features regular co-hosts Daniel “DanQ” Quick, Stephanie “Makahlua”, Philip “TheMeInTeam” Bellew and ”MadDjinn”. It carries a runtime of 59m59s.

The summary of topics is as follows:

01m23s | News
Attending to the “Winter 2016 Update” for Civilization VI leads to analysis, opinion and recommendations that are not always congruent with each other; then, the Poland civilization and Viking scenario Downloadable Content (DLC) leads to a similar split.
31m36s | Open Mic
Looping in feedback from the show’s 2016 Christmas Special, its most previous episode (39m42s) and the first part look at the 2016 Listener Feedback Survey results (47m57s).

Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
Fanfare timing and computational query.

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

Civilization IV HOF Update

By | January 12, 2017

The Civilization IV Hall of Fame has been updated. 24 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to Todelotti for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Standard, Epic, Immortal, Domination game for 314912 points.

Chaosquo was the most active player during this update, submitting 15 games.

Only 2 players were brave enough to take on Deity this update:
Chaosquo – 2995 BC, Duel, Marathon, Deity, Conquest game for 60591 points.
fizbankovi – 1886 AD, Standard, Normal, Deity, Domination game for 111423 points.
fizbankovi – 1765 AD, Standard, Normal, Deity, Cultural game for 94379 points.

No players gained number one positions on harder difficulty levels:

One player gained a composite table High Score (i.e. Any Condition):
Todelotti with a 970 AD, Standard, Epic, Immortal, game for 314912 points.

** New Gauntlet Starting **

G-Minor 219 – Domination, Deity, Ancient, Tiny, Normal, Pangaea, (check options)

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

NobleZarkon

Sign up NOW for Civ4 SGOTM 24 – Sitting Bull, Defender of the Trees

By | January 12, 2017

SGOTM 24 Sign up Thread – Sitting Bull, Defender of the Trees

Greenpeace activists joined by giant trees called Ents, that fans will recognise from the Lord of the Rings, have welcomed government delegates from around the world to the 9th meeting of biodiversity (SBSTTA).
(CNW/Greenpeace)

Sign up NOW to join a Team and compete in the next Civ4 BTS Succession Game.

“They claim this mother of ours, the Earth, for their own use, and fence their neighbors away from her, and deface her with their buildings and their refuse.” – Chief Sitting Bull

“When the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught, the last river poisoned, only then will we realize that one cannot eat money.” – Native American saying

Its time for you and your team to inherit the native american spirit and show yourself as a true enviromentalist. To do so you must force the rest of the world to run Enviromentalism for 100 turns! You may use carrot, whip or UN. It’s up to you. Since 100 turns is an awfully long time there is an option to reduce that number to a minimum of 1 turn. This is done by sparing as many trees as you can.

The game will start on 1st February, so book your place on a team here.

alanh

Sample PolyCast (Civ Strategy Podcast) with “Promo 26”

By | January 11, 2017

Regular co-hosts Daniel “DanQ” Quick, ”Makahlua”, Philip “TheMeInTeam” Bellew and ”MadDjinn” discuss Civilization strategy on PolyCast, a bi-weekly podcast. The second episode sampler from its tenth season is now available for listening. Targeting both would-be and current listeners to get a sense of the content and atmosphere of the show, it runs for 04m59s.

Recording live before a listening audience every other Saturday throughout the year, PolyCast is an every-other-week audio production in an ongoing effort to give the Civilization community an interactive voice on game strategy; its eleventh season is to begin with the release of Episode 272 this Saturday, January 14th. Sibling show ModCast focuses on Civ modding, TurnCast on Civ multiplay.

DanQ

One More Turn Seasons 4, 5 Listener Feedback Surveys

By | January 11, 2017

Story rating? Favourite episode? These are two of the five questions being asked of Seasons 4 and 5 of the One More Turn (OMT) dramedy podcast audience. To provide your input on/by January 31st, 2017 follow the links below respectively:

http://onemoreturn.net/s4s
http://onemoreturn.net/s5s

A story set in the near future featuring geeks dealing with non-geeky problems, One More Turn‘s thirteen-episode sixth season is to premiere this year.

DanQ

Play and Collaborate on a Research Study

By | January 10, 2017

Rhye is doing a research study on decision making process using Civ4. Below is the post he made and how to contribute to the study:

I am posting on behalf of an interdisciplinary group from the Northeastern University, Texas A&M University-Commerce, and Waseda University in Japan.

There is a ongoing research, in which I’m also involved, on decision making processes in Civ4.
I am writing here in order to recruit Civ4 experienced players that are willing to play a mod designed to investigate the issues.

In the mod I am posting below, you will play as Rome, with quick speed. All victory conditions are enabled.
The map is generated randomly through Rhye’s and Fall RAND algorithm. It is toroidal (wrap both X and Y).
Rules are vanilla (a standard games with 7 players), except the rules about territory, which comply with Rhye’s and Fall.


1) Check that in your .ini file (C:\Users\….nomeutente…..\Documents\My Games\Beyond the Sword\CivilizationIV.ini) LoggingEnabled is = 1

2) Download from here:
rhye.civfanatics.net/files/TestRFCRAND_rev3.zip

3) Unpack the contents of the zip into:
….game folder…..\Beyond the Swords\mods\
Please note that the game folder is NOT the one inside documents folder.

4) Launch “Beyond the Sword”; in the main menu select Advanced -> Load a mod -> TestRFCRAND

5) Start playing. The mod collects automatically play data in a log file located in
C:\Users\….username…..\Documents\My Games\Beyond the Sword\Logs\PythonDbg.log

6) Whenever you interrupt a play session, save and continue at a later time, please post here the log file and the save file at the end of each play session, incuding the end game one.

Please don’t post spoliers!

For comments and submissions, you can post to the forum thread.

Thunderfall

PolyCast Bloopers, Volume 10

By | January 7, 2017

Compiling the flubs, dubs and “what the”s. From the strategy-centric Civilization podcast PolyCast comes, “Bloopers: Volume 10“, the third dedicated blooper reel for the since its first season. It runs 19m07s.

PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production recording live every other Saturday throughout the year, in an ongoing effort to give the Civ community an interactive voice; sibling show ModCast focuses on Civ modding, TurnCast on Civ multiplay. PolyCast’s eleventh season is to begin with the release of Episode 272 next Saturday from its first recording in 2017.

DanQ

PolyCast Episode 272 Topics List

By | January 5, 2017

This Saturday, January 07th, 2017 is to see the first recording of Civilization strategy podcast PolyCast‘s eleventh season. Beginning at 12PM ET North America (timezone converter), Episode 272’s topics list is set as follows:

News
Civilization VI Winter 2016 Update
https://civilization.com/news/entries/civilization-vi-winter-2016-update-now-live
(https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/new-patch-20-december.607584)
First CivVI: DLC: Poland, Vikings
(https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/new-civ-look-poland.607585)
(https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/the-viking-dlc.607601)
CivVI “Platinum” Seller in 2016 — CivV “Silver”
http://store.steampowered.com/sale/2016_top_sellers

Open Mic
– Christmas Special Feedback
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/polycast-2016-christmas-special-we-wish-you-a-merry-civmas.607826
– Episode 271 Feedback
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/polycast-episode-271-not-just-a-lame-clip-show-xx.607429
– PolyCast 2016 Feedback Survey Results

Intro/Outro
“New Workers”, Old Issues
“Thought I Survived”: Sean Bean on CivVI Narration

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