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

PolyCast Episode 284 Topics List

By | June 22, 2017

This Saturday, June 24th, 2017 is to see the twelfth recording of Civilization strategy podcast PolyCast‘s thirteenth season. Beginning at 12PM ET North America (timezone converter), Episode 284’s topics list is set as follows:

Senate
– As and Against XII: Civilization VI Profile, Kongo
http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Kongolese_(Civ6)
– As and Against XIII: CivVI Profile, Japan
http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Japanese_(Civ6)
– As and Against XIV: CivVI Profile, Norway
http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Norwegian_(Civ6)

Forum Talk
– ‘Move Your Troops’ – ‘Ignore This Request’ = Promise to Move (CivVI)
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/move-your-troops-ignore-this-request-promise-to-move.618012
– Occupation Force
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/occupation.618655
– Padding Out the Naval Tech Line
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/padding-out-the-naval-tech-line.616909
– Improving Religious Game
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/improving-religious-game.615000
– AI Combat Bonus on Deity Too Much?
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/is-the-combat-bonus-for-the-ai-on-deity-too-much.617811
– When Wonder Gets Built The Turn Before…
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/quick-thought-about-that-wonder-gets-built-the-turn-before.618850

Open Mic
– Episode 283 Feedback
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/polycast-episode-283-organically-sourced-empires.617992

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 | June 18, 2017

The Civilization V Hall of Fame has been updated. 35 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to Crafty1 for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Warlord, Time, Epic, Huge, Great Plains, Arabia (Harun al-Rashid) game for 34674 points.

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

0 players were brave enough to take on Deity this update.

Gauntlet Results:
G-Major LXXXIII – Diplomacy, King, Standard, Small Continents, Marathon, Any Leader
1st dinanipedro – 1542 AD T-666
2nd zlither – 1744 AD T-767
3rd raistlin1967 – Jan 1920 AD T-979

G-Minor CXLV – Science, Prince, Standard, Pangaea, Standard, Huns (Attila)
1st dinanipedro – 1660 AD T-242
2nd zlither – 1830 AD T-285
3rd raistlin1967 – 1848 AD T-294

** New Gauntlets Starting **
G-Major LXXXIV – Domination, Emperor, Large, Continents, Epic, Japan (Oda Nobunaga)
G-Minor CXLVI – Culture, Chieftain, Small, Great Plains, Standard, Celts (Boudicca)

** New Gauntlets Starting **
G-Minor CXLV – Science, Prince, Standard, Pangaea, Standard, Huns (Attila)

>> Civ V HOF
>> Discussion Thread

Denniz

PolyCast Episode 283: “Organically Sourced Empires”

By | June 17, 2017

Raising world consciousness. The two-hundred-and-eighty-third episode of PolyCast, “Organically Sourced Empires“, features regular co-hosts Daniel “DanQ” Quick, Stephanie “Makahlua”, Philip “TheMeInTeam” Bellew and ”MadDjinn” with returning guest co-host Jason “MegaBearsFan” Grade. It carries a runtime of 59m59s.

The summary of topics is as follows:

02m23s | Forum Talk
Adding new districts to the mix in Civilization VI garners some attention.
17m40s | Miscellaneous
From perennial frustrations with the Civ series to suggestions to address them, much is considered.
55m10s | News
Expressing dissatisfaction with the ongoing lack of cross-platform Civilization VI multiplay leads to an unexpected reference to the release timeline of the game’s next Downloadable Content (DLC).

Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
Misunderstanding muse, audible prompting and not knowing of what is said.

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 71: “Faucet’s On”

By | June 10, 2017

Let if flow. The seventy-first episode of ModCast, entitled “Faucet’s On“, is now netcasting with a 39m33s runtime. Regular co-hosts Rob “Rob (R8XFT)” Riley, John “Neirai” and Lee “LeeS” Shipp are joined by a first-time guest co-host in the show’s second compilation of archived segments.

The summary of topics is as follows:

00m33s | Miscellaneous
Considerations in designing Civilization VI religions (recorded for Episode 69), designing generally in CivVI as well as its two immediate predecessors (05m29s) and contemplating future works loops back greatly on religious considerations (14m05s; recorded for Episode 70).

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

DanQ

PolyCast Episode 283 Topics List

By | June 8, 2017

This Saturday, June 10th, 2017 is to see the eleventh recording of Civilization strategy podcast PolyCast‘s thirteenth season. Beginning at 12PM ET North America (timezone converter), Episode 283’s topics list is set as follows:

Forum Talk
Civilization VI Districts: New, Remove, Rethink
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/in-an-expansion-what-new-districts-would-you-like-to-see.616457
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/remove-district-project.615030
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/rethinking-districts-and-a-new-district.615940
(https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/terrain-specialized-buildings.616320)

Senate
– As and Against XII: CivVI Profile, Kongo
http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Kongolese_(Civ6)
– As and Against XIII: CivVI Profile, Japan
http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Japanese_(Civ6)
– As and Against XIV: CivVI Profile, Norway
http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Norwegian_(Civ6)

Miscellaneous
– “Frustrations”, “Expanding Challenge”: Civilization Franchise
http://www.megabearsfan.net/post/2017/06/03/Frustrations-with-Civ-difficulty-levels.aspx
http://www.megabearsfan.net/post/2017/06/05/Expanding-challenge-in-Civ.aspx

Intro/Outro
– No ETA Still: PC/Mac/Linux Crossplatform Civilization VI MP
https://support.aspyr.com/hc/en-us/articles/216979606-Civilization-VI-STEAM-KB
(https://www.reddit.com/r/civ/comments/6ffu7n/after_8_months_of_release_aspyr_and_2k_still_cant)
CivVI “Theological Combat” Parody

(https://www.reddit.com/r/civ/comments/6fe11r/civ_6_theological_combat)
– “Vikings in Space”: CivVI “Alternate History” Series Starts


(https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/vikings-in-space.616271)
(https://www.reddit.com/r/civ/comments/6e7itv/vikings_in_space_trues_tale_of_alternate_history)

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 282: “Riveting Gameplay”

By | June 3, 2017

Through and through. The two-hundred-and-eighty-second episode of PolyCast, “Riveting Gameplay“, features regular co-hosts Daniel “DanQ” Quick, Stephanie “Makahlua”, Philip “TheMeInTeam” Bellew and ”MadDjinn” with first-time guest co-host Hannah “Codex”. It carries a runtime of 59m59s.

The summary of topics is as follows:

02m59s | Open Mic
Constructive criticism on the show’s most previous episode leads to engagement on-air as well in a community forum.
09m43s | Senate
A handful of Civilization VI civilizations are each a handful in their own right: France, Germany (15m53s), Greece (25m17s), India (33m00s) and series newcomer Scythia (40m44s).
47m23s | Miscellaneous
CivV given a nod as the third most “replayable” video game (recorded for Episode 264), the series itself ranking second for ”inside jokes” in video games (50m26s; recorded for Episode 264) and that moment of realization when CivVI‘s narrator learns his character did not survive the game’s trailer (53m05s; recorded for Episode 273).

Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
Dyes to cast, something that shouldn’t be and missing the mark.

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