Portugal and Zombies Come to Civ VI in Final NFP Pack

By | March 23, 2021

The sixth and last pack of Civilization VI’s New Frontier Pass adds Portugal as a playable civilization, as well as an optional zombie mode in which dead units might not stay dead. The pack also brings two new wonders and a new marsh-dominated map script. Discuss this update in the forums here. Portugal and its leader, João III, may be discussed here. And check out this thread for information on the March 24 developer livestream showing off the new content. This pack is available March 25.

WillowBrook

PolyCast 380: Marshes, Marshes, Marshes… And More Zombies!

By | March 23, 2021

The three hundred-and-eightieth episode of PolyCast, “Marshes, Marshes, Marshes… And More Zombies!“ is now available for streaming on polycast.civfanatics.com. This episode features regular co-hosts
CanusAlbinus, Stephanie “Makahlua”, Phil “TheMeInTeam”, and Jason “MegaBearsFan”. Topics for this episode include:

News
00h01m18s | New Frontiers March update preview
00h10m36s | Portugal first look

Senate
00h26m10s | Strategies for Lady Six Sky of the Maya
01h06m13s | Spiffing Brit breaks Civ VI’s economy with infinite money thread.


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.

CanusAlbinus

PolyCast 379: Everybody in the Pool

By | March 8, 2021

The three hundred-and-seventy-ninth episode of PolyCast, “Everybody In The Pool“ is now available for streaming on polycast.civfanatics.com. This episode features regular co-hosts
CanusAlbinus, Stephanie “Makahlua”, and Jason “MegaBearsFan”. Topics for this episode include:

News
00h01m35s | New Frontiers February patch notes

Forum Talk
00h25m08s | What Comes After New Frontiers?
00h39m50s | Yet another bad U.I. thread.
00h55m14s | Baffled By The User Selection Pool


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.

CanusAlbinus

Free Barbarian Mode Coming to All Civ VI Players

By | February 24, 2021

The free February Civilization VI game update brings a new Barbarian Clans game mode, a leader selection pool similar to the natural wonder picker, improvements to computer-controlled civilizations’ ability to use air units, and balance tweaks related to natural wonders and government policy slots. Discuss the update in the forums here.

A developer livestream showcasing the new features comes later today, February 24. Discuss it in the forums here. The update arrives February 25.

WillowBrook

PolyCast 378: Power Creep

By | February 21, 2021

The three hundred-and-seventy-eighth episode of PolyCast, “Power Creep“ is now available for streaming on polycast.civfanatics.com. This episode features regular co-hosts
CanusAlbinus, Phil “TheMeInTeam”, and Jason “MegaBearsFan”, and guest co-host TheChrisD. Topics for this episode include:

News
00h01m50s | New Frontiers January patch notes
00h22m30s | New Frontiers February content preview (including barbarian city states and upgrades to A.I. air unit use)
00h52m40s | April civ and leader rebalance announcement and speculation.

Forum Talk
00h54m59s | Should game modes be a recurring feature?
01h10m21s | Irrational district placement for aesthetic reasons.

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.

Lastly, we all send our best wishes to regular host Stephanie “Makahlua”, as she deals with the unprecedented winter storms and subsequent power outages. Stay safe, Maki, and stay warm. We hope to have you back in a couple weeks.

CanusAlbinus

Steam 2K Publisher Weekend Sale

By | February 5, 2021

Steam is having a 2K publisher sale this weekend. Some of the deals include:

  • Civilization VI Platinum Edition for just $34.99. It includes the base game, 2 expansions (Rise and Fall, Gathering Storm), and 6 DLC packs.
  • Rise and Fall / Gathering Storm expansion pack at $9.99 each
  • Civilization V Complete Edition for $34.47
  • Civilization IV Complete Edition for $7.49
  • Civilization III Complete Edition for $1.24
  • X-COM 2 for $4.80.

Check it out!

Thunderfall

PolyCast 377: Good Morning, Vietnam!

By | January 28, 2021

The three hundred-and-seventy-seventh episode of PolyCast, “Good Morning, Vietnam!“ is now available for streaming on polycast.civfanatics.com. This episode features regular co-hosts
CanusAlbinus, Stephanie “Makahlua”, Phil “TheMeInTeam”, and Jason “MegaBearsFan”. Topics for this episode include:

News
00h02m07s | Vietnam civilization first look and discussion
00h14m25s | Kublai Khan speculation
00h23m14s | corporations game mode and Sanctuary district previews.

Forum Talk
00h35m26s | Historic concepts translated to gameplay mechanics

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.

CanusAlbinus

Civilization VI Welcomes Vietnam, Kublai Khan, and Economic Game Mode

By | January 21, 2021

The next DLC of Civilization VI’s New Frontier Pass brings Vietnam to the Civilization series for the first time. Lady Trieu leads Vietnam. Kublai Khan comes as an alternate leader for both Mongolia and China. And the Monopolies and Corporations game mode provides new lucrative uses for duplicate luxuries. Discuss the whole DLC here; there are also specific threads for Vietnam, Kublai Khan, and the game mode.

WillowBrook