TurnCast Episode 88: “Warning Watch Advisory”

By | August 19, 2017

On this day. 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 “Warning Watch Advisory“, it carries a runtime is 09m59s. Snippets include but are not limited to rage real, demand compensation, sitting chuckling, knowing why and last person.

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 288 Topics List

By | August 17, 2017

This Saturday, August 19th, 2017 is to see the sixteenth recording of Civilization strategy podcast PolyCast‘s eleventh season. Beginning at 12PM ET North America (timezone converter), Episode 287’s topics list is set as follows:

Open Mic
– Episodes 286, 287 Feedback
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/polycast-episode-286-extra-balanced.620548
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/polycast-episode-287-new-and-current.621127

Senate
– Early Civilization VI War Vital?
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/early-war-vital.619945
– Penny-Pinching Misers
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/penny-pinching-misers.620800

Forum Talk
– Rate Civilization VI‘s Pantheon Beliefs
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/rate-the-beliefs-part-i-pantheon-beliefs.620559
– Rate CivVI Great Admirals
http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Great_Admiral_(Civ6)
– Rate CivVI Great Artists
http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Great_Artist_(Civ6)

Research Lab
– Reworked/Expanded Diplomacy and World Congress for Civilization VI
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/reworked-expanded-diplomacy-and-world-congress.621229
– Early/Midgame Housing: Reintroducing the Cottage System
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/early-midgame-housing-reintroducing-the-cottage-system.621170
– Some Policy Cards Should be for Certain Governments Only
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/some-policy-cards-should-be-for-certain-goverments-only.620130

News
Sid Meier’s Civilization: A New Dawn Board Game Announced
https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2017/8/14/a-new-age-dawns
https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/sid-meiers-civilization-a-new-dawn
(https://www.facebook.com/civ/posts/10155474328060359)
(https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/sid-meiers-civilization-a-new-dawn.621236)

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 | August 17, 2017

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The Civilization V Hall of Fame has been updated. 29 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to sexten for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Settler, Science, Epic, Huge, Great Plains Plus, Shoshone (Pocatello) [BNW] game for 11429 points.

Svinopes was the most active player during this update, submitting 9 games.

Only 1 player was brave enough to take on Deity this update
Svinopes – 1788 AD, Turn 404, 2679 points, Deity, Diplomacy, Epic, Large, Highlands, Inca (Pachacuti) [BNW]
Svinopes – 1560 AD, Turn 675, 2095 points, Deity, Science, Marathon, Huge, Tilted Axis, Babylon (Nebuchadnezzar II) [BNW]

** On-Going Gauntlets **
G-Major LXXXV – Science, King, Standard, Pangaea, Marathon, Babylon (Nebuchadnezzar II)
G-Minor CXLIX – Domination, Prince, Standard, Great Plains, Standard, Morocco (Ahmad al-Mansur)

>> Civ V HOF
>> Discussion Thread

Denniz

PolyCast Episode 287: “New and Current”

By | August 12, 2017

Feeling the pulse. The two-hundred-and-eighty-seventh episode of PolyCast, “New and Currentd“, features regular co-hosts Daniel “DanQ” Quick, Stephanie “Makahlua”, Philip “TheMeInTeam” Bellew and ”MadDjinn” with returning guest co-host and founding panelist Imran “Imran Siddiqui” Siddiqui. It carries a runtime of 59m59s.

The summary of topics is as follows:

02m48s | News
Saying hello to the newest Civilization VI civilization, Nubia accompanies the “Summer 2017 Update” to the game with changes undocumented (10m54s) as well as documented (16m27s).
41m41s | Senate
With just a bit left to discuss with respect to Nubia, attention turns to Persia (44m37s) and Poland as civilizations in CivVI.

Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
Promises, record breaking, exceptional expectation and remembering to mispronounce.

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

ModCast Episode 72: “Where the Buffalo Roam”

By | August 5, 2017

The deer and the antelope play. The seventy-second episode of ModCast, entitled “Where the Buffalo Roam“, is now netcasting. Lead co-host Rob “Rob (R8XFT)” Riley is joined by fellow regluar co-hosts ”vicevirtuoso”, John “Neirai”, Lee “LeeS” Shipp in this 41m07s outing.

The summary of topics is as follows:

02m24s | Miscellaneous
An update on the status of the Civilization VI modding community, and the ups and downs of transitioning to modding it from V (10m42s).
19m54s | Code Corner
The significance of CivVI Agendas and Projects for modding and tools modders wish were available to smooth implementation headaches (28m11s).

ModCast is the first spin-off of the Civ strategy-centric PolyCast; fellow sibling TurnCast focuses on Civ multiplay.

DanQ

PolyCast Episode 287 Topics List

By | August 3, 2017

This Saturday, August 5th, 2017 is to see the fifteenth recording of Civilization strategy podcast PolyCast‘s eleventh season. Beginning at 12PM ET North America (timezone converter), Episode 287’s topics list is set as follows:

News
Civilization VI First Look: Nubia
https://www.facebook.com/civ/videos/10155408526580359
(https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/nubia-first-look.620312)
(http://steamcommunity.com/games/289070/announcements/detail/1433685663556818536)
CivVI Nubia Undocumented Change Thread
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/dlc-05-unmentioned-change-thread.620425
CivVI Summer 2017 Update
http://steamcommunity.com/games/289070/announcements/detail/1433685663556011619
(https://www.facebook.com/civ/photos/a.349831890358.197044.117631940358/10155419295280359/?type=3)
(https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/summer-2017-patch-notes-discussion.620419)

Senate
– As and Against XX: Civilization VI Profile, Nubia
http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Nubian_(Civ6)
– As and Against XXI: CivVI Profile, Persia
http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Persian_(Civ6)
– As and Against XXII: CivV Profile, Poland
http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Polish_(Civ6)

Miscellaneous
Civilization VI Devs Play Nubia

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

PolyCast Episode 286: “Extra Balanced”

By | July 29, 2017

Attention worthy. The two-hundred-and-eighty-sixth episode of PolyCast, “Extra Balanced“, features regular co-hosts Daniel “DanQ” Quick, Stephanie “Makahlua”, Philip “TheMeInTeam” Bellew and ”MadDjinn” with first-time guest co-host David “Browd” Brown. It carries a runtime of 59m59s.

The summary of topics is as follows:

02m24s | Senate
Speeding through Civilization series newcomer with Sumeria in its sixth iteration, picking fights as Australia (11m52s) and always warring as Macedon (20m18s).
24m45s | Miscellaneous
Reactions to the then-announcement that Australia was to be the next civilization added to CivVI‘s line-up, and a first for the series (recorded for Episode 276).
38m19s | Forum Talk
If, then when, to stop taking cities in Civilization VI followed by the need, then composition, of an occupation force in conquered cities (41m59s; recorded for Episode 284), if then when to settle “large swaths” of tundra terrain (47m47s) and replacing surplus farms or not (50m20s).

Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
Predictable anticipation, questionable victory pursuit then coffee, cookies and watermelon in context.

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

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