HOF Civ5 Update

By | July 17, 2017

The Civilization V Hall of Fame has been updated. 19 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to Crafty1 for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Prince, Time, Standard, Tiny, Highlands, America (Washington) game for 11071 points.

Tzar Sasha was the most active player during this update, submitting 5 games.keg was the most active player during this update, submitting 5 games.

Only 1 player was brave enough to take on Deity this update
keg – 2400 BC, Turn 40, 5750 points, Deity, Domination, Standard, Duel, Great Plains, Germany (Bismark) [BNW]
keg – 2920 BC, Turn 72, 9300 points, Deity, Domination, Marathon, Duel, Great Plains, Germany (Bismark) [BNW]
keg – 2960 BC, Turn 26, 7540 points, Deity, Domination, Standard, Duel, Great Plains, Maya (Pacal) [BNW]

Gauntlet Results:
G-Minor CXLVII – Domination, Warlord, Standard, Small Continents, Standard, Shoshone (Pocatello)
1st zlither – 800 AD T-150
2nd wsdude – 1460 AD T-206
3rd billybgame – 1913 AD T-333

** New Gauntlets Starting **
G-Minor CXLVIII – Diplomacy, Prince, Standard, Continents, Quick, Rome (Augustus Caesar)

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Denniz

PolyCast Episode 285: “Work That In”

By | July 15, 2017

Putting in an effort. The two-hundred-and-eighty-fifth episode of PolyCast, “Work That In“, features regular co-hosts Daniel “DanQ” Quick, Stephanie “Makahlua” and ”MadDjinn” with returning guest co-host ”NewEarthRelic” and first-time guest co-host T.J. Denzer. It carries a runtime of 59m59s.

The summary of topics is as follows:

01m09s | Senate
The strengths of Rome, the hits and misses of Russia (10m18s) and the variability of Spain (18m00s) in Civilization VI playing as, and against, each.
24m08s | Forum Talk
What to do about CivVI‘s Artificial Intelligence (AI) in air combat and mixing agreement, disagreement and compromise with respect to ten things to bring back to the series from its past (29m10s).

Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
Staying consistent and out, about and boating.

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

TurnCast Episode 86: “Greed is Good”

By | July 8, 2017

Don’t forget. Regular players Daniel “DanQ” Quick, ”Makahlua” and Matthieu “GrimVek” are joined alongside fellow co-operative Civilization VI multiplaying gamers in the eighty-fifth episode of TurnCast (TC). Entitled “Greed is Good“, it carries a runtime is 09m59s. Snippets include but are not limited to common sense, by force, setting back, all competing and anything nude.

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 285 Topics List

By | July 6, 2017

This Saturday, July 08th, 2017 is to see the thirteenth recording of Civilization strategy podcast PolyCast‘s eleventh season. Beginning at 12PM ET North America (timezone converter), Episode 285’s topics list is set as follows:

Senate
– As and Against XV: CivVI Profile, Rome
http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Roman_(Civ6)
(https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/how-good-is-rome.602733)
– As and Against XVI: CivVI Profile, Russia
(https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/is-russia-the-strongest-pick-for-both-religious-and-culture-victory.601942)
http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Russian_(Civ6)
– As and Against XVI: CivVI Profile, Spain
http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Spanish_(Civ6)
(https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/how-to-play-philip-ii-of-spain.617703)
– As and Against XVII: CivVI Profile, Sumeria
http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Sumerian_(Civ6)
(https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/a-general-strategy-for-gilgamesh.610833)

Forum Talk
CivVI Artificial Intelligence Use of Air Force
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/ai-use-of-air-force.619597
– 10 Things From Previous Civs to Bring Back
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/10-things-from-previous-games-that-should-come-back.607127

Miscellaneous
– Creating “Illusion of a World” in Strategy Games
https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/06/29/civ-6-euiv-and-endless-legend-designers-on-how-their-strategy-games-create-the-illusion-of-a-world

Open Mic
– Episode 284 Feedback
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/polycast-episode-284-the-salt-would-be-real.619465

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

Nominate PolyCast for the 2017 Podcast Awards

By | July 2, 2017

In January of this year PolyCast (PC), a podcast entertaining and information Civilization strategy, began its eleventh season. Help to see the show become one of the Top 10 nominees in both the “Games & Hobbies” and “People’s Choice” categories of the 2017 Podcast Awards (PCA) which is accepting nominations now until July 31st, 2017 at 23:59PM Eastern Standard Time (North America) (timezone converter).

PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production in an ongoing effort to give the Civ community an interactive voice on game strategy. The show was a “Best Produced” nominee for the PCA in 2008, 2010, 2012; in “Gaming”, from 2008-2010 inclusive and again in 2013. Please also consider One More Turn in the “Entertainment” category, a dramedy podcast that is a cousin to PolyCast.

Thanks in advance to all of those who decide to nominate the show in the “Games & Hobbies” and “People’s Choice” categories for the 2017 Podcast Awards.

DanQ

HOF Civ5 Update

By | July 2, 2017

The Civilization V Hall of Fame has been updated. 27 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to Crafty1 for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Prince, Time, Standard, Small, Inland Sea, Greece (Alexander) game for 16054 points.

Crafty1 was the most active player during this update, submitting 7 games.

Only 1 player was brave enough to take on Deity this update:
stiefelm – 2240 BC, Turn 44, 5937 points, Deity, Domination, Standard, Duel, Great Plains, Germany (Bismark) [BNW]

Gauntlet Results:
G-Minor CXLVI – Culture, Chieftain, Small, Great Plains, Standard, Celts (Boudicca)
1st zenmaster – 1520 BC T-62
2nd dinanipedro – 1200 BC T-70
3rd zlither – 1040 BC T-74

** New Gauntlets Starting **
G-Minor CXLVII – Domination, Warlord, Standard, Small Continents, Standard, Shoshone (Pocatello)

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Denniz

PolyCast Episode 284: “The Salt Would Be Real”

By | July 1, 2017

Picturing a torrent of tears. The two-hundred-and-eighty-fourth episode of PolyCast, “The Salt Would Be Real“, features regular co-hosts Daniel “DanQ” Quick, Stephanie “Makahlua”, Philip “TheMeInTeam” Bellew and ”MadDjinn” with returning guest co-host Jon “CanuckSoldier” Ryder. It carries a runtime of 59m59s.

The summary of topics is as follows:

02m14s | Senate
Strategies playing as, and against, the Civilization VI civilizations of Kongo, Japan (15m28s) and Norway (21m02s).
25m56s | Forum Talk
How to expand the naval line in CivVI, improving the game’s religion mechanic (31m09s), tackling the Artificial Intelligence (AI) combat bonus on Deity (40m39s) and replacing the current replacement mechanic when loosing out on a Wonder of the World (51m18s).

Intro/Outro | Assorted
Gift substitution, what a game crash really means and tongue twisted.

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

TurnCast Episode 85: “Called Out”

By | June 24, 2017

Smack talk. Regular players Daniel “DanQ” Quick, ”Makahlua”, Steve “WarningU2” Warner and Matthieu “GrimVek” are joined alongside fellow co-operative Civilization VI multiplaying gamers in the eighty-fifth episode of TurnCast (TC). Entitled “Called Out“, it carries a runtime is 09m59s. Snippets include but are not limited to forgetting existence, keep restarting, world supply, keep doing and game shirt.

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