PolyCast April Fool’s… 2012!

By | April 1, 2017

Back in 2012, Civilization strategy podcast PolyCast (PC) had an April Fool’s production ready to go. Its release was stopped when its website host at the time went offline for the day. Five years later, April 1st happens to fall on a Saturday — the day that the show has published its works for more than a decade. Now, this all-but-forgotten feature makes its public debut.

Featuring Stephanie “Makahlua”, Philip “TheMeInTeam” Bellew and then fourth regular co-host Lisa “qnl” Bang, what is now being titled “April Fool’s 2012” was to have been released as Episode 144 announcing a significant change to PC’s format. It was also scripted, written by Quick.

Eleven years young, the bi-weekly PolyCast has amassed an archive weighing in at over three hundred hours of material. Its two-hundred-and-seventy-eighth episode is to be released on April 8th, 2017. Sibling show ModCast focuses on Civ modding and TurnCast on Civ multiplay.

DanQ

Civ IV HOF Update

By | March 31, 2017

The Civilization IV Hall of Fame has been updated. 20 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to sossos for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Standard, Normal, Deity, Conquest game for 414210 points.

Pious_Pete was the most active player during this update, submitting 4 games.

Only 3 players were brave enough to take on Deity this update:
    Dhoomstriker – 1550 AD, Duel, Epic, Deity, Espionage game for 134785 points.
    Dhoomstriker – 830 AD, Tiny, Marathon, Deity, Cultural game for 245587 points.
    Dhoomstriker – 1395 AD, Duel, Epic, Deity, Cultural game for 138813 points.
    Pious_Pete – 1695 AD, Small, Quick, Deity, Cultural game for 33245 points.
    Pious_Pete – 1670 AD, Small, Quick, Deity, Cultural game for 33146 points.
    Pious_Pete – 1680 AD, Small, Quick, Deity, Cultural game for 28949 points.
    Pious_Pete – 1755 AD, Small, Quick, Deity, Cultural game for 25660 points.
    sossos – 1230 AD, Standard, Normal, Deity, Conquest game for 414210 points.

A number of players gained number one positions on harder difficulty levels:
Dhoomstriker with a 1550 AD, Duel, Epic, Deity, Espionage game for 134785 points.
Dhoomstriker with a 1395 AD, Duel, Epic, Deity, Cultural game for 138813 points.
Dhoomstriker with a 830 AD, Tiny, Marathon, Deity, Cultural game for 245587 points.

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

NobleZarkon

PolyCast Episode 278 Topics List

By | March 30, 2017

This Saturday, April 01st, 2017 is to see the seventh recording of Civilization strategy podcast PolyCast‘s eleventh season. Beginning at 12PM ET North America (timezone converter), Episode 278’s topics list is set as follows:

News
– ‘Spring 2017’ CivVI Update Arrives
http://steamcommunity.com/games/289070/announcements/detail/562228356582160952
(https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/spring-2017-patch-notes.612947)
– New Civilization VI Civs Have Arrived: Macedon and Persia

Senate
– On Civilization VI Buildings
http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Buildings_(Civ6)
– Using CivVI Promotions
http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Promotions_(Civ6)

Open Mic
– Re: Episode 276 and Obsolete Units in CivVI

Miscellaneous
– Notes from “Absolutely No Pressure” Developer Talk on Civilization VI
http://gdcvault.com/play/1024421/Absolutely-No-Pressure-Continuing-a
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jqAFacz5NU4kBfpSUkGQTHswnm7JeFNHBEupD8FDhVs/edit#
(https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/notes-from-ed-beachs-civ-vi-talk-at-gdc.611383)
(http://schedule.gdconf.com/session/absolutely-no-pressure-continuing-a-successful-game-series-with-civilization-vi)

Intro/Outro
– 1000 Clues You’ve Played Too Much CivVI
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/1000-clues-you-played-too-much-civ-vi.599926

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 277: “Count on the Internet”

By | March 25, 2017

Interpretations vary. The two-hundred-and-seventy-seventh episode of PolyCast, “Count on the Internet“, features regular co-hosts Daniel “DanQ” Quick, Stephanie “Makahlua”, Philip “TheMeInTeam” Bellew and ”MadDjinn” with returning guest co-host Nick “dino_yoshi13” Boeckman. It carries a runtime of 59m59s.

The summary of topics is as follows:

02m10s | Forum Talk
Mentioning ”unmentioned changes” in the “Australian Summer 2017 Update” for Civilization VI and ‘troll or serious’: whether the game is gender biased (08m22s).
11m32s | Senate
A rundown of CivVI government types is followed by an in-depth examination of the related government policies (28m23s).
53m33s | News
What Mac and Linux Civilization VI players can now enjoy and not with said game update coming their way, and what to be expected and not with the now-available CivVI demo (56m26s).

Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
Best kind of true and taking compliments.

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 82: “Vent Rage”

By | March 18, 2017

It’s good for you. 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-first episode of TurnCast (TC). Entitled “Vent Rage“, it carries a runtime is 09m59s. Snippets include but are not limited to knowing answer, spreading well, translate deal, out polite and halfway there.

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

HOF Civ5 Update

By | March 18, 2017

The Civilization V Hall of Fame has been updated. 37 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to sexten for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Settler, Science, Marathon, Huge, Great Plains, Shoshone (Pocatello) [BNW] game for 11550 points.

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

Only 4 players were brave enough to take on Deity this update:
Dines – 1110 AD, Turn 256, 3602 points, Deity, Domination, Epic, Large, Tilted Axis, Zulu (Shaka) [BNW]
Dines – 1520 AD, Turn 214, 3871 points, Deity, Domination, Standard, Standard, Pangaea, Germany (Bismark) [BNW]
Dines – 825 BC, Turn 127, 3050 points, Deity, Domination, Epic, Standard, Pangaea, Huns (Attila) [BNW]
johncparr – 710 AD, Turn 97, 2506 points, Deity, Domination, Quick, Duel, Great Plains, Japan (Oda Nobunaga) [BNW]
namib – 1836 AD, Turn 855, 1940 points, Deity, Diplomacy, Marathon, Large, Large Islands, England (Elizabeth) [BNW]
vadalaz – 1510 AD, Turn 322, 3695 points, Deity, Science, Epic, Standard, Terra, Denmark (Harald) [BNW]

Gauntlet Results:
G-Major LXXXI – Science, Deity, Standard, Terra, Epic, Denmark (Harald)
1st vadalaz – 1510 AD T-322
2nd R.G.A.M. – Jan 1944 AD T-539

G-Minor CXXXX – Diplomacy, Prince, Standard, Inland Sea, Epic, Morocco (Ahmad al-Mansur)
1st vadalaz – 1150 AD T-260
2nd zenmaster – 1490 AD T-318
3rd Mighty Dwaarf – 1750 AD T-385

** New Gauntlets Starting **
G-Major LXXXII – Culture, Prince, Standard, Archipelago, Marathon, Venice (Enrico Dandolo)
G-Minor CXLI – Science, Warlord, Small, Highlands, Standard, Russia (Catherine)

>> Civ V HOF
>> Discussion Thread

Denniz

PolyCast Episode 277 Topics List

By | March 16, 2017

This Saturday, March 18th, 2017 is to see the sixth recording of Civilization strategy podcast PolyCast‘s eleventh season. Beginning at 12PM ET North America (timezone converter), Episode 277’s topics list is set as follows:

Forum Talk
– Unmentioned Changes to Civilization VI in “Australian Summer Patch” 2017
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/unmentioned-changes-australian-summer-patch.611024

Senate
– On CivVI Governments and Policies
http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Government_(Civ6)
http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Policy_Cards_(Civ6)
– Using CivVI Promotions
http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Promotions_(Civ6)

Open Mic
– Re: Episode 276 and Obsolete Units in CivVI

Miscellaneous
– Notes from “Absolutely No Pressure” Developer Talk on CivVI
http://gdcvault.com/play/1024421/Absolutely-No-Pressure-Continuing-a
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jqAFacz5NU4kBfpSUkGQTHswnm7JeFNHBEupD8FDhVs/edit#
(https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/notes-from-ed-beachs-civ-vi-talk-at-gdc.611383)
(http://schedule.gdconf.com/session/absolutely-no-pressure-continuing-a-successful-game-series-with-civilization-vi)

Intro/Outro
CivVI “Australian Summer” Update Now on Linux and Mac
https://blog.aspyr.com/2017/03/14/sid-meiers-civilization-vi-australian-summer-2017-update-live-steam-mac-linux
https://support.aspyr.com/hc/en-us/articles/216979606-Civilization-VI-STEAM-KB
(https://www.facebook.com/civ/posts/10154958347330359)
CivVI Demo Now Available
http://steamcommunity.com/games/289070/announcements/detail/576864419132359621
(https://www.facebook.com/civ/posts/10154964566385359)
– Sid Meier and Head of Microsoft‘s Xbox Division: “Talking About” Civ
http://www.xboxachievements.com/news/news-26433-Could-A-New-Civilization-Game-Be-Coming-To-Xbox-One—-Report.html
– 1000 Clues You’ve Played Too Much CivVI
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/1000-clues-you-played-too-much-civ-vi.599926

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 276: “Bells and Whistles”

By | March 11, 2017

All the fixings. The two-hundred-and-seventy-sixth episode of PolyCast, “Bells and Whistles“, features regular co-hosts Daniel “DanQ” Quick, Stephanie “Makahlua”, Philip “TheMeInTeam” Bellew and ”MadDjinn” with returning guest co-host Jett “TPangolin”. It carries a runtime of 59m59s.

The summary of topics is as follows:

01m46s | News
Making waves is Australia, the newest civilization in Civilization VI and the related ”Australian 2017 Summer Update” that patches the game (06m09s); then, being officially told that two more civs are coming for it and unofficially finding out what they are (21m31s).
23m54s | Community Focus
The ins and outs of the Civ Battle Royale where Artificial Intelligence (AI) competition meets human ingenuity and cooperation in CivV.
39m57s | Open Mic
Whether or not it is worth the combat penalty to raze and resettle a conquered Civilization VI city (recorded for Episode 273).
43m58s | Miscellaneous
Adapting human history to CivVI gameplay is contested (recorded for Episode 274).

Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
A culture clash and nice try.

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