PolyCast Episode 268: “Just Jump In”

By | November 5, 2016

polycast_logoGet started. The two-hundred-and-sixty-eighth episode of PolyCast, “Just Jump In“, features regular co-hosts Daniel “DanQ” Quick, Stephanie “Makahlua” and ”MadDjinn” with twelve rotating guests who have previously appeared on the show at least once. Celebrating the release of Civilization VI, it carries an extended runtime of 85m05s.

The rotation of guests is as follows:

07m39s | Guest Panel (1 of 6)
First in the guest seats are Jason “MegaBearsFan” Grade and Scott “AlphaShard” Dirk.
23m05s | Guest Panel (2 of 6)
Next in, Josh “zosh127” and ”ekat2468″.
37m49s | Guest Panel (3 of 6)
The trio of Jon “CanuckSoldier” Ryder, ”the man of doom” and Ernie “DarkestOnion” come in.
51m33s | Guest Panel (4 of 6)
Now arriving, Jonah Falcon and Sal “Thorburne” Serio.
62m37s | Guest Panel (5 of 6)
In next, ”NewEarthRelic” and ”CanusAlbinus”.
71m06s | Guest Panel (6 of 6)
Last but not least, Brian “Drusain”.

Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
Counting up, feline interruption and everyone’s a critic.

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.


Come and Join us for the First Civ6 Game of the Month

By | November 4, 2016

The Game of the Month is a friendly competition designed to help us all learn about Civ6 and, together, improve our game play.  We start from a common save, with a common goal, and, as we play, keep notes on our actions and decisions.  We then share what we did and discuss the merits of our actions and, in the process, learn from each other.

The first Civ6 GOTM features Trajan of Rome in a King difficulty level game on a Standard Sized Continents map at Standard Speed.  You can find the game announcement and, at the bottom of the announcement post, the game save that you can download.

Please join us and help us learn how to play Civ6.

leif erikson

Firaxis Streaming This Saturday for Extra Life

By | November 4, 2016

Firaxis will be streaming on Twitch for 25 hours straight to celebrate 25 years of Civilization and to help raise money for a good cause. The streaming will start at 11 AM ET on Saturday.


HOF Civ5 Update

By | November 3, 2016
hof_biglogoThe Civilization V Hall of Fame has been updated. 61 games were accepted since the previous update.
Congratulations to Foamfollower for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Deity, Domination, Marathon, Duel, Great Plains, Huns (Attila) [BNW] game for 26500 points.
Foamfollower was the most active player during this update, submitting 21 games.
Only 3 players were brave enough to take on Deity this update
antareslight – 1575 AD, Turn 225, 1922 points, Deity, Domination, Standard, Duel, Archipelago, Denmark (Harald) [BNW]
blatc – 1400 AD, Turn 200, 3877 points, Deity, Science, Standard, Standard, Great Plains Plus, Korea (Sejong) [BNW]
Foamfollower – 3895 BC, Turn 7, 26500 points, Deity, Domination, Marathon, Duel, Great Plains, Huns (Attila) [BNW]
Gauntlet Results:
G-Minor CXXXI – Domination, Warlord, Standard, Great Plains Plus, Epic, Austria (Maria Theresa)
1st zenmaster – 1700 BC T-92
2nd Mighty Dwaarf – 1550 BC T-98
3rd zlither – 875 BC T-125
** New Gauntlets Starting **
G-Minor CXXXII – Science, Prince, Small, Continents, Epic, Assyria (Ashurbanipal)

Civ6: Fastest Selling Title in the History of the Series

By | November 2, 2016

According to this article on VentureBeat, Civilization VI has already shipped 1 million copies since the game’s release on October 21, making it the fastest selling title in the history of the series. While this doesn’t represent the actual number sold to consumers, it’s still a metric that outpaces all previous entries.

The article also said that Civilization V sold over 8 million copies, and that Civilization series’s total sales before Civ6 were 35 million units since the original Civilization came out in 1991.


One More Turn Episode 505: “Relative Separation”

By | November 2, 2016

omt_logoNew wrinkles open old wounds. The fifth episode of dramedy podcast One More Turn‘s (OMT) fifth season is now available. Entitled “Relative Separation”, it has a runtime of 09m34s. A story set in the near future, OMT features geeks deal with non-geeky problems. One can follow the show on Twitter and check out its YouTube channel for caption capability.

OMT features the voice talents of Civilization strategy-centric podcast PolyCast regular co-hosts Daniel “DanQ” Quick and Stephanie “Makahlua” among others; Quick is also the show’s writer and creator. Selections of American music and soundtrack composer Kevin MacLeod‘s work is included throughout the series. Episode 506 is scheduled for release on November 09th, 2016.


Civ6 – General Reference & Guides

By | November 2, 2016

We have created a new Civ6 – General Reference & Guides category in our Resource Manager.

If you have created a reference or guide for Civ6 and would like to share with the community, feel free to add the resource there.

Currently we have two guides, amenity guide by Iron Angel and housing guide by Browd. Check them out!


Civ6 Hall of Fame Opened

By | October 30, 2016

The Civ VI Hall of Fame has started up the first Beta (ie unofficial) Gauntlet, while the official Civ VI Hall of Fame is being readied for business.

The idea is to get some discussion going as to strategy, introduce new players to the Hall of Fame and welcome back old friends from V and earlier.

The winner is the person who submits the fastest finishing game with the following settings:

  • Victory Condition: Cultural (though all victory conditions must be enabled)
  • Difficulty: Prince
  • Starting Era: Ancient
  • Map Size: Small
  • Map Type: Continents
  • Speed: Normal
  • Leader: Phillip II
  • Opponents: Any, 5 opponents only (default option)
  • Resources: Standard
  • Start Position: Standard
  • Limit Turns: By Game Speed
  • Must Not Be Checked: No Barbarians
  • Date: 30th October to 29th November 2016

Check out the thread for submitting entries right here.