“Anno Domini: Rise of Cities” Mod Released for Civ5

By | November 10, 2016

cartimanduariseofcitiesAnno Domini is an ancient era full conversion mod for Civ5. Play as one of over 100 civilizations from the “Old World” from the dawn of time to the early Middle Ages.

The mod includes a unique tech tree, with many new buildings, units and wonders linked to the ancient world. The civilizations come in themed packs, so you can customize who is in the random mix of opponents, and the themes range from “Enemies of Rome” to “Roman Britain”.

Anno Domini incorporates it’s own version of various modcomps, including Piety, Rise to Power, Events and Decisions, Mercenaries and Tomatekh’s historical religions.

If you wish to immerse yourself into a Civ5 ancient world battle, this is the mod to download and play!

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One More Turn Episode 506: “Over Rated”

By | November 9, 2016

omt_logoAssertion leads to manipulation. The sixth episode of dramedy podcast One More Turn‘s (OMT) fifth season is now available. Entitled “Over Rated”, it has a runtime of 08m45s. 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 507 is scheduled for release on November 16th, 2016.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)
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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.

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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.

DanQ