Civ Avatars Are Back!

By | November 13, 2016

Avatar GalleryAll Civ avatars are brought back and available for selection in the Avatar Gallery on the forums!

In total there are 945 avatars available.

Note that this feature doesn’t support categories so all the avatars are sorted by file name.

Check them out!

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HTTPS Enabled

By | November 12, 2016

httpsTo make the site more secure, we have installed SSL certificates and enabled HTTPS for both the main site and forums. This ensures all communications between your browser and CivFanatics website are encrypted and cannot be intercepted.

We have also implemented URL re-writes so that visitors who clicked on HTTP links will automatically get redirected to the HTTPS version of the site.

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TurnCast Episode 77: “Agree to Disagree”

By | November 12, 2016
turncast_logoCommon ground. Regular players Daniel “DanQ” Quick, ”Makahlua” and ”UberMarklar” are accompanied by fellow co-operative Civilization Vmultiplayer players in the seventy-seventh episode of TurnCast (TC). Entitled “Agree to Disagree“, its runtime is 09m59s. Snippets include but are not limited to feel bad, crazy talk, forgot it, stopped unexpectedly and funny now.
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.

 

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PolyCast Episode 269 Topics List

By | November 10, 2016

polycast_logoThis Saturday, November 12th, 2016 is to see the twenty-third recording of Civilization strategy podcast PolyCast‘s tenth season. Beginning at 12PM ET North America (timezone converter), Episode 269’s topics list is set as follows:

News

Miscellaneous

  • CivVI Developer Plays Multiplayer [YouTube]
  • CivVI Developer Shows Off “AI Battle Royale” [YouTube | Facebook]
  • ”25 Years of Civilization”: Sid Meier Interviewed [YouTube | Facebook]

Intro/Outro

  • Complete CivVI Soundtrack Publicly Available… Legally [YouTube]

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.

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“Anno Domini: Rise of Cities” Mod Released for Civ5

By | November 10, 2016

cartimanduariseofcitiesAnno Domini is an ancient era full conversion mod for Civ5. Play as one of over 100 civilizations from the “Old World” from the dawn of time to the early Middle Ages.

The mod includes a unique tech tree, with many new buildings, units and wonders linked to the ancient world. The civilizations come in themed packs, so you can customize who is in the random mix of opponents, and the themes range from “Enemies of Rome” to “Roman Britain”.

Anno Domini incorporates it’s own version of various modcomps, including Piety, Rise to Power, Events and Decisions, Mercenaries and Tomatekh’s historical religions.

If you wish to immerse yourself into a Civ5 ancient world battle, this is the mod to download and play!

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One More Turn Episode 506: “Over Rated”

By | November 9, 2016

omt_logoAssertion leads to manipulation. The sixth episode of dramedy podcast One More Turn‘s (OMT) fifth season is now available. Entitled “Over Rated”, it has a runtime of 08m45s. 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.

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 show’s writer and creator. Selections of American music and soundtrack composer Kevin MacLeod‘s work is included throughout the series. Episode 507 is scheduled for release on November 16th, 2016.

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PolyCast Episode 268: “Just Jump In”

By | November 5, 2016

polycast_logoGet started. The two-hundred-and-sixty-eighth episode of PolyCast, “Just Jump In“, features regular co-hosts Daniel “DanQ” Quick, Stephanie “Makahlua” and ”MadDjinn” with twelve rotating guests who have previously appeared on the show at least once. Celebrating the release of Civilization VI, it carries an extended runtime of 85m05s.

The rotation of guests is as follows:

07m39s | Guest Panel (1 of 6)
First in the guest seats are Jason “MegaBearsFan” Grade and Scott “AlphaShard” Dirk.
23m05s | Guest Panel (2 of 6)
Next in, Josh “zosh127” and ”ekat2468″.
37m49s | Guest Panel (3 of 6)
The trio of Jon “CanuckSoldier” Ryder, ”the man of doom” and Ernie “DarkestOnion” come in.
51m33s | Guest Panel (4 of 6)
Now arriving, Jonah Falcon and Sal “Thorburne” Serio.
62m37s | Guest Panel (5 of 6)
In next, ”NewEarthRelic” and ”CanusAlbinus”.
71m06s | Guest Panel (6 of 6)
Last but not least, Brian “Drusain”.

Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
Counting up, feline interruption and everyone’s a critic.

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.

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Come and Join us for the First Civ6 Game of the Month

By | November 4, 2016

The Game of the Month is a friendly competition designed to help us all learn about Civ6 and, together, improve our game play.  We start from a common save, with a common goal, and, as we play, keep notes on our actions and decisions.  We then share what we did and discuss the merits of our actions and, in the process, learn from each other.

The first Civ6 GOTM features Trajan of Rome in a King difficulty level game on a Standard Sized Continents map at Standard Speed.  You can find the game announcement and, at the bottom of the announcement post, the game save that you can download.

Please join us and help us learn how to play Civ6.

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Firaxis Streaming This Saturday for Extra Life

By | November 4, 2016

Firaxis will be streaming on Twitch for 25 hours straight to celebrate 25 years of Civilization and to help raise money for a good cause. The streaming will start at 11 AM ET on Saturday.

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HOF Civ5 Update

By | November 3, 2016
hof_biglogoThe Civilization V Hall of Fame has been updated. 61 games were accepted since the previous update.
Congratulations to Foamfollower for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Deity, Domination, Marathon, Duel, Great Plains, Huns (Attila) [BNW] game for 26500 points.
Foamfollower was the most active player during this update, submitting 21 games.
Only 3 players were brave enough to take on Deity this update
antareslight – 1575 AD, Turn 225, 1922 points, Deity, Domination, Standard, Duel, Archipelago, Denmark (Harald) [BNW]
blatc – 1400 AD, Turn 200, 3877 points, Deity, Science, Standard, Standard, Great Plains Plus, Korea (Sejong) [BNW]
Foamfollower – 3895 BC, Turn 7, 26500 points, Deity, Domination, Marathon, Duel, Great Plains, Huns (Attila) [BNW]
Gauntlet Results:
G-Minor CXXXI – Domination, Warlord, Standard, Great Plains Plus, Epic, Austria (Maria Theresa)
1st zenmaster – 1700 BC T-92
2nd Mighty Dwaarf – 1550 BC T-98
3rd zlither – 875 BC T-125
** New Gauntlets Starting **
G-Minor CXXXII – Science, Prince, Small, Continents, Epic, Assyria (Ashurbanipal)
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