One More Turn Dramedy Podcast, Season 6 Premieres This March

By | February 27, 2019

Taking their final turns. The arrival of the sixth and final season of the dramedy podcast series One More Turn (OMT), where geeks deal with non-geeky problems, is almost here. The 3m11s season promo now released lets listeners in on lines from a number of show’s nineteen Season 6 episodes.

Writer and creator Daniel “DanQ” Quick and ten others return as their respective characters… now with an involved bystander and unexpected guest. In addition to the course website, one can follow the show on Twitter and check out its YouTube channel for caption capability. From composer Kevin MacLeod comes many pieces of music new to the show included in the season score.

The first episode of One More Turn, Season 6 is set to premiere March 6th, 2019.


CivPlayers Leagues Update: Gathering Storm Edition

By | February 21, 2019

Well a lot has happened in the multiplayer world since our last update. Of course Firaxis has released the Gathering Storm Expansion, and although the patch notes have this low key entry “Multiple desync and stability fixes” I can assure you that they have done a major code overhaul. Multiplayer is very stable now, disconnects are rare and desyncs are far fewer and handed very smoothly when they do happen. Also Gathering Storm is a native DX12 game now, and if you have a compatible DX12 GPU you will find a significant performance increase. All this is making for a much improved MP experience. At Civplayers we have had several very smooth 12 player games in the first week of Gathering Storm. Thank you Firaxis for your support!

We have also capitalized on another new Gathering Storm option: Play by Cloud. In past games we have had Pitboss, a very popular slower MP mode, PBC now continues this tradition, and we have created a separate text channel on our discord just for organizing PBC games! Even if you don’t have time for a 4 hour real time MP game you can now come and experience the slower MP experience.

To cap off and celebrate the great game that Rise and Fall was CivPlayers held its final Rise and Fall tournament the Rise and Fall Players Championship, 3 weeks of Free For All games capped off in a finals that saw veteran player The Fonz come out on top! Earning himself a copy of Gathering Storm!

We also gave away a copy of Gathering Storm to Codenaugh for winning our Guess the Gathering Storm Wonders Contest, well done!

We have also updated a couple of our mods to work with Gathering Storm. The Better Balance start mod you can find here

And the Dynamic Turn Timer mod here Our Mod Team is hard at work at a new Better Balance Game mod, but it will take more time playing Gathering Storm to figure out what needs to be balanced in the multiplayer environment. More to follow later on.

Finally to celebrate the arrival of Gathering Storm, CivPlayers is running a Novice Championship Ironman FFA tournament. This tournament is aimed at the newer player base, and is sure to be fun. To register come to our discord and pop into this channel.

And as always everyone is invited to come check out all the great games played 24/7 at CivPlayers


PolyCast Episode 331: The Penultimate Week

By | February 16, 2019

It’s Almost Here!*  The three hundred-and-thirtieth episode of PolyCast, “The Penultimate Week“, features regular co-hosts CanusAlbinus, Stephanie “Makahlua”, Philip “TheMeInTeam” and Jason “MegaBearsFan” Grade and guest co-host GrimVek and takes on the following
00:01:29 – Phoenica Discussion and Livestream
00:11:15 – Eleanor of Aquitaine Discussion and Livestream
00:16:48 – New Features Explained Video Discussion

Forum Talk
00:24:39 – A Discussion about Neural Networks in relation to Strategy Gaming
00:33:12 – An Examination of a complaint regarding the Number of Diplomatic Currencies

Research Lab
00:43:28 – Suggestions of New Naval CIvilizations

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.

*This episode was recorded on February 9, 2019.


Gathering Storm Comes to 6otM57

By | February 16, 2019

Want to test out your Civilization VI: Gathering Storm skills against your fellow CivFanatics? Try the first Game of the Month to use the new expansion!

This is your starting position, playing as Kupe of the Maori. All the details and the starting save are in this post. If this is your first Game of the Month, please be sure to read the whole post before diving into the game.


Civilization VI: Gathering Storm Available Now

By | February 15, 2019

The second expansion pack for Civilization VI has been released.

Come discuss the new civilizations, game mechanics, wonders, units, and more in the CivFanatics Civ VI forums. Check out first impressions in this thread. See what changes came to the base game in the patch notes discussion. Read tales of first Gathering Storm games here – and contribute your own if you wish!


Civilization VI: Gathering Storm Pre-launch Celebration

By | February 12, 2019

Join your fellow CivFanatics for a livestream celebrating the imminent release of the Gathering Storm expansion pack. The behind-the-scenes look includes artists, composers, and designers.

Discuss the livestream in the forums.

Edit: This stream is now available in four parts on the official Civilization YouTube Channel and embedded below:


Eleanor Livestream

By | February 6, 2019

Watch the devs play and discuss Eleanor of Aquitaine, who can lead either England or France.

Discuss Eleanor here.

Discuss the livestream here.


New Leader: Eleanor of Aquitaine

By | February 5, 2019

Civilization VI: Gathering Storm adds Eleanor of Aquitaine as an alternate leader for France and England. Join the discussion here.