PolyCast 364: No Game is Complete Without Zombies

By | July 1, 2020

The three hundred-and-sixty-fourth episode of PolyCast, “No Game Is Complet without Zombies“ is now available for streaming on polycast.civfanatics.com. This episode features regular co-hosts CanusAlbinus, Stephanie “Makahlua”, Phil “TheMeInTeam”, and Jason “MegaBearsFan” Grade. Topics for this episode include:

News
00h02m24s | June 2020 patch notes
00h17m31s | June 2020 developer update

Forum Talk
00h23m50s | What Have You Never Done In This Game That Others Do Routinely?
00h42m24s | Is Civ VI the Mot Peaceful Iteration Ever?

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

Civ IV Hall of Fame Update Discussion

By | June 30, 2020

The Civilization IV Hall of Fame has been updated – 25 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to @bcool for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Standard, Marathon, Monarch, Space Colony game for 565,237 points.

@NickTrofimuk was the most active player during this update, submitting 6 games.

@bcool was the most active player during this update, submitting 6 games.

No player was brave enough to take on Deity this update.

A number of players gained number one positions on harder difficulty levels:

@Conquistador 63 with a 1704 AD, Small, Epic, Emperor, Space Colony game for 224,538 points.

A number of players gained a composite table High Score (i.e. Any Condition):
@bcool with a 1384 AD, Standard, Marathon, Monarch, game for 565,237 points.
@bcool with a 1620 AD, Large, Epic, Monarch, game for 350,473 points.
@bcool with a 1730 AD, Huge, Quick, Monarch, game for 200,712 points.

>> Civ IV HOF
>> Full Update Details
>> Discussion Thread

NobleZarkon

Civ VI: June Update and Red Death Season 2 with Livestream June 25

By | June 23, 2020

June’s update for Civilization VI is expected to drop this Thursday with free enhancements to the base game and two new factions – aliens and zombies – for the Red Death scenario. Discuss this preview video in the forums here.

There will be a livestream to show off the new material on Thursday (formerly scheduled for Wednesday). Edit: Here is the recording of the livestream:

WillowBrook

PolyCast 363: No Room for Gandhi

By | June 15, 2020

The three hundred-and-sixty-third episode of PolyCast, “No Room for Gandhi“ is now available for streaming on http://polycast.civfanatics.com. This episode features regular co-hosts CanusAlbinus, Stephanie “Makahlua”, Phil “TheMeInTeam”, and Jason “MegaBearsFan” Grade. Topics for this episode include:

Forum Talk
00h01m30s | How Video Games Consistently Fail Gandhi
00h17m31s | How Do People Feel About Alliances?
00h38m14s | Lahore / Nihang More OP Than Gran Colombia?

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 362: Good Luck Against Gran Colombia

By | June 2, 2020

The three hundred-and-sixty-second episode of PolyCast, “Good Luck Against Gran Colombia“ is now available for streaming on polycast.civfanatics.com. This episode features regular co-hosts CanusAlbinus, Stephanie “Makahlua”, Phil “TheMeInTeam”, and Jason “MegaBearsFan” Grade, along with guest co-host DanQ. Topics for this episode include:

News
00h02m28s | New Frontiers Pass DLC Gran Colombia review and strategies
00h35m22s | Other New Frontiers Pass DLC impressions
00h54m15s | A brief rant about Epic Games and the Epic Games store
Forum Talk
00h59m50s | So, how do people feel about eras?

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.

We at PolyCast are pleased to announce that we are planning on changing our release strategy for the streaming episodes. Instead of releasing them the Saturday after recording (a full week later), we intend to move towards releasing within a few days of recording, with the goal being to release the day after recording. Our hope is that the topics we discuss in the episode will be more timely when our listeners check out the streaming version.

Also, we want to welcome back CanusAlbinus, who will be returning to his regular host position. We are all happy that you are feeling better, Canus, and we look forward to continued conversations with you every other Saturday.

Lastly, a heartfelt thank you to DanQ, who filled-in for Canus during his hiatus. In addition to joining the show panel for many months, he also guided me through the process of releasing the episodes onto the website so that we can continue to provide the community with content. Dan will be stepping back from his ongoing guest status, but he will certainly appear in future episodes as a guest.

And thanks to all our listeners, who have been bearing with us during this transitional period.

CanusAlbinus

Get Civ6 for Free from Epic Games (Ends 5/28)

By | May 21, 2020

Epic Games is currently offering Civilization VI for FREE. The game typically sells for $59.99. It’s a great deal and sounds too good to be true. If you STILL don’t have Civ6 yet, go grab it before the sales ends on 5/28/2020 at 11:00 AM!

Thunderfall

Gran Colombia Joins the Civilization Franchise

By | May 20, 2020

For the first time in the game’s history, you will be able to play as Simon Bolivar leading Gran Columbia in the upcoming Civilization VI: New Frontier Pass. Discuss Gran Colombia in the forums here. Discuss the New Frontier Pass here.

Pack 1 of the New Frontier Pass, which contains the Maya, Gran Colombia, a new apocalypse mode, and more, will be available at midnight Eastern Time (US) tonight. The official summary of its content is here.

WillowBrook

PolyCast 361: New Frontiers!

By | May 18, 2020

The three hundred-and-sixty-first episode of PolyCast, “New Frontiers“ is now available for streaming on polycast.civfanatics.com. This episode features regular co-hosts CanusAlbinus, Stephanie “Makahlua”, Phil “TheMeInTeam”, and Jason “MegaBearsFan” Grade, along with guest co-host DanQ. Topics for this episode include:

News
00h02m00s | New Frontiers Pass DLC schedule
00h21m46s | New Frontiers Maya “First Look”
00h33m00s | New Frontiers screenshot analysis thread
00h52m00s | Responses to live chat, “historic 4x resurgence”, debating the merits and concerns regarding this DLC release model

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.

We are releasing this episode for streaming earlier than usual (the day after the recording, woohoo!) due to the timely nature of its content. We’d hate to release it next weekend and have everyone listening to our speculation after the first DLC is released and then sound silly in how wrong we are about everything. Enjoy! We look forward to reading your speculation and responses!

CanusAlbinus