Sample PolyCast (Civ Strategy Podcast) with “Promo 27”

By | August 30, 2017

Regular co-hosts Daniel “DanQ” Quick, ”Makahlua”, Philip “TheMeInTeam” Bellew and ”MadDjinn” discuss Civilization strategy on PolyCast, a bi-weekly podcast. The first episode sampler from its eleventh season is now available for listening. Targeting both would-be and current listeners to get a sense of the content and atmosphere of the show, it runs for 04m59s.

Recording live before a listening audience every other Saturday throughout the year, PolyCast is an every-other-week audio production in an ongoing effort to give the Civilization community an interactive voice on game strategy; Episode 289 is to record live this Saturday, September 2nd. Sibling show ModCast focuses on Civ modding, TurnCast on Civ multiplay.

DanQ

PolyCast Episode 288: “A Lot of Clicks”

By | August 26, 2017

Mouseover. The two-hundred-and-eighty-eighth episode of PolyCast, “A Lot of Clicks“, features regular Stephanie “Makahlua” and ”MadDjinn” with returning guest co-hosts Brian “Drusain”, Jonah Falcon and Chris “TheChrisD”. It carries a runtime of 59m59s.

The summary of topics is as follows:

01m56s | Senate
Necessity, avoidance or somewhere in between for early war engagement in Civilization VI and on squeezing the Artifical Intelligence (AI) for every last gain in trade negotations (10m49s).
15m13s | Forum Talk
A call to rate CivVI pantheons inspires the start of doing the same for Great People, starting with Admirals (25m55s) then Artists (32m09s).
34m05s | Research Lab
Reworking Civilization VI diplomacy that incorporates a return to the World Congress mechanic and the notion that some Policy Cards should be restricted by government (42m04s).
51m51s | Open Mic
Reactions to community feedback for Episode 286 and Episode 287 moreso.

Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
Wondering whereabouts, laying blame and counting nothing.

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

Civ IV Hall of Fame Update

By | August 25, 2017

The Civilization IV Hall of Fame has been updated – 29 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to Kaitzilla for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Standard, Marathon, Deity, Diplomatic game for 515,133 points.

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

Only 4 players were brave enough to take on Deity this update:

    fizbankovi – 1866 AD, Standard, Normal, Deity, Domination game for 129,626 points.
    Kaitzilla – 230 BC, Standard, Marathon, Deity, Diplomatic game for 515,133 points.
    smitsk00 – 1840 AD, Small, Quick, Deity, Cultural game for 32,786 points.
    Sun Tzu Wu – 2049 AD, Small, Quick, Deity, Espionage game for 12,007 points.
    Sun Tzu Wu – 2049 AD, Small, Quick, Deity, Domination game for 15,759 points.
    Sun Tzu Wu – 2050 AD, Small, Quick, Deity, Time game for 12,152 points.
    Sun Tzu Wu – 2003 AD, Tiny, Normal, Deity, Espionage game for 16,403 points.
    Sun Tzu Wu – Jan 2045 AD, Small, Normal, Deity, Espionage game for 15,190 points.

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

Kaitzilla with a 230 BC, Standard, Marathon, Deity, Diplomatic game for 515,133 points.
Sun Tzu Wu with a Jan 2045 AD, Small, Normal, Deity, Espionage game for 15,190 points.
Sun Tzu Wu with a 2049 AD, Small, Quick, Deity, Espionage game for 12,007 points.
Sun Tzu Wu with a 2003 AD, Tiny, Normal, Deity, Espionage game for 16,403 points.

No players gained a composite table High Score (i.e. Any Condition).

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

NobleZarkon

TurnCast Episode 88: “Warning Watch Advisory”

By | August 19, 2017

On this day. Regular players Daniel “DanQ” Quick, ”Makahlua” and Steve “WarningU2” Warner are joined alongside fellow co-operative Civilization VI multiplaying gamers in the eighty-seventh episode of TurnCast (TC). Entitled “Warning Watch Advisory“, it carries a runtime is 09m59s. Snippets include but are not limited to rage real, demand compensation, sitting chuckling, knowing why and last person.

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 288 Topics List

By | August 17, 2017

This Saturday, August 19th, 2017 is to see the sixteenth recording of Civilization strategy podcast PolyCast‘s eleventh season. Beginning at 12PM ET North America (timezone converter), Episode 287’s topics list is set as follows:

Open Mic
– Episodes 286, 287 Feedback
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/polycast-episode-286-extra-balanced.620548
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/polycast-episode-287-new-and-current.621127

Senate
– Early Civilization VI War Vital?
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/early-war-vital.619945
– Penny-Pinching Misers
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/penny-pinching-misers.620800

Forum Talk
– Rate Civilization VI‘s Pantheon Beliefs
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/rate-the-beliefs-part-i-pantheon-beliefs.620559
– Rate CivVI Great Admirals
http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Great_Admiral_(Civ6)
– Rate CivVI Great Artists
http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Great_Artist_(Civ6)

Research Lab
– Reworked/Expanded Diplomacy and World Congress for Civilization VI
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/reworked-expanded-diplomacy-and-world-congress.621229
– Early/Midgame Housing: Reintroducing the Cottage System
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/early-midgame-housing-reintroducing-the-cottage-system.621170
– Some Policy Cards Should be for Certain Governments Only
https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/some-policy-cards-should-be-for-certain-goverments-only.620130

News
Sid Meier’s Civilization: A New Dawn Board Game Announced
https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2017/8/14/a-new-age-dawns
https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/sid-meiers-civilization-a-new-dawn
(https://www.facebook.com/civ/posts/10155474328060359)
(https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/sid-meiers-civilization-a-new-dawn.621236)

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 | August 17, 2017

The Civilization V Hall of Fame has been updated. 29 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to sexten for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Settler, Science, Epic, Huge, Great Plains Plus, Shoshone (Pocatello) [BNW] game for 11429 points.

Svinopes was the most active player during this update, submitting 9 games.

Only 1 player was brave enough to take on Deity this update
Svinopes – 1788 AD, Turn 404, 2679 points, Deity, Diplomacy, Epic, Large, Highlands, Inca (Pachacuti) [BNW]
Svinopes – 1560 AD, Turn 675, 2095 points, Deity, Science, Marathon, Huge, Tilted Axis, Babylon (Nebuchadnezzar II) [BNW]

** On-Going Gauntlets **
G-Major LXXXV – Science, King, Standard, Pangaea, Marathon, Babylon (Nebuchadnezzar II)
G-Minor CXLIX – Domination, Prince, Standard, Great Plains, Standard, Morocco (Ahmad al-Mansur)

>> Civ V HOF
>> Discussion Thread

Denniz

PolyCast Episode 287: “New and Current”

By | August 12, 2017

Feeling the pulse. The two-hundred-and-eighty-seventh episode of PolyCast, “New and Currentd“, features regular co-hosts Daniel “DanQ” Quick, Stephanie “Makahlua”, Philip “TheMeInTeam” Bellew and ”MadDjinn” with returning guest co-host and founding panelist Imran “Imran Siddiqui” Siddiqui. It carries a runtime of 59m59s.

The summary of topics is as follows:

02m48s | News
Saying hello to the newest Civilization VI civilization, Nubia accompanies the “Summer 2017 Update” to the game with changes undocumented (10m54s) as well as documented (16m27s).
41m41s | Senate
With just a bit left to discuss with respect to Nubia, attention turns to Persia (44m37s) and Poland as civilizations in CivVI.

Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
Promises, record breaking, exceptional expectation and remembering to mispronounce.

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 72: “Where the Buffalo Roam”

By | August 5, 2017

The deer and the antelope play. The seventy-second episode of ModCast, entitled “Where the Buffalo Roam“, is now netcasting. Lead co-host Rob “Rob (R8XFT)” Riley is joined by fellow regluar co-hosts ”vicevirtuoso”, John “Neirai”, Lee “LeeS” Shipp in this 41m07s outing.

The summary of topics is as follows:

02m24s | Miscellaneous
An update on the status of the Civilization VI modding community, and the ups and downs of transitioning to modding it from V (10m42s).
19m54s | Code Corner
The significance of CivVI Agendas and Projects for modding and tools modders wish were available to smooth implementation headaches (28m11s).

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

DanQ