Aug 22, 2002, 04:27 PM
Map size: 118 x 122
Civs: 5 (Romans, Chinese, Iroquois, Russians and Egyptians)
Difficulty level: any
This scenario tries to tackle the problem that a lot of civ games tend to have: predictabilaty (sp?).
Each civ has some advantages and disadvantages, wich in the first place were created to allow more fun, and secondly perhaps to raise some new strategic questions.
Some rule changes were made, but I’ll post that right after this one, together with some more spoiling things.
Ps. Could anyone tell me how to post a screenshot?
Aug 22, 2002, 04:28 PM
World sizes: changed ‘Tiny’ to ‘slightly bigger than standard’=118 x 122
Optimal no. Of cities for this size is 20, tech rate 300, normal corruption settings.
I did this to create a more realistic map with all the ocean I was planning (see section ‘Story’ for the full, well, story)
AI to AI trade levels: chieftain – 110
Warlord - 115
Regent – 120
Monarch – 135
Emperor – 155
Deity – 180 (ouch!)
Tech trading plays a pretty big part in this scenario.
Galleys can’t be upgraded and have a movement of only two. The Great Lighthouse is availale at Engineering. I’ve raised the cost to 500 shields, but the Great Lighthouse now also acts as the Great Library (wich by the way has already been built). It’s a pretty attractive wonder I guess, in a game where sea travel is very important if you choose so. Watch out though, still only sea movement allowed and only +1 movement with Great Lighthouse (it’s rendered obsolete by steampower). This was done obiously to ensure some parts would develope isolated for a long time.
Barbarians base unit is spearman, and advanced unit is horseman. They’re also set to raging, so watch out for them.
Only unit support costs per town, city and metropolis have been changed. For Despotism it’s no 5, 5, 5 and for Monarchy it’s 4, 6, 8. This was done because some civ’s have to maintain a fairly large army in the Ancient Age.
Each civ has 500 start gold, except for Russia, wich hold 600.
At around 6000 b.c. this world, wich was made up of one big island, got struck by a meteorite. Luckily it the oceans, but some years later the world did face a heavy consequence: the meteorite had triggered a huge earthquake, wich was now shifting the plates of the earth around, and pieces of the island drifted apart from each other. Three parts were created, once the dust settled, and some of the civilizations who had once lived together in close bonds, were now isolated by the vast oceans.
The Romans had been the superior civilization on the planet, but they drifted into isolation. It’s military is now undeveloped, since there are no enemies to fight, although the prestigieus Romans do have barracks (along with aquaducts, walls, libraries, granaries and temples) in all their 17 cities. They also have five workers.
Their challenge: They are islolated, so no techor resource trading, and they don’t have any Iron.
The Chinese people were a people used as slaves by the Romans, but were given their own towns, under restrictions ofcourse. In the chaos following after the great quake, the Chinese peoople decided to fight for their freedom. Blod shed,but as the islandsere drifting further apart, the ‘civil’ war was no langer attainable,and theChinese people got their freedom, taking their towns with them. Since their villages were close to the Roman Iron deposits, now THEY have the iron, and the rest of the world is left without. However, the Chinese civilization is new, and is yet to grow. They too are isolated.
Their challenge: The Chinese have, as said, a small nation in comparison to the oter civilizations, and are backward inthe deelopment of their cities, since the Romans did not pay any attentionto the Chinese needs. They don’t have any big military and only 7 cities, but with lots of room to grow to be the biggest civ around.
In a far past, around 10,000 bc, the Iroquois belonged to the same tribe as the Chinese. They split up however, after what must have been a great argument in differences. When the Romans enslaved the Chinese, they saw the Iroquois as a part of the Chinese and wanted to enslave them. The Iroquois chief owever proposed a deal, offering some of their fine wines and a hjongous sum of gold in return for their independence, and the Romans accepted. Thus grew the Iroquois empire onward to great heights, limited only by the ever watchful Romans and the Iroquois neighbouring people, the Egyptians.
Their challenge: The Iroquois have a fairly large and well developed nation, but it’s stretched out. On top of that their neighbours are the Egyptians, the biggest militairy force around, so their isn’t a way to easily expand borders.
The Egyptians are the second best developed civ, after the Romans. They hold a big emire and a large military. Just before the great earthquake they were on their yto taking on their rivals, the Romans. No, they could look to one of the other two civs within their reach. The southward Iroquois are probably the easiest target, since Egypts nrothern border with Russia is being terrorisd by lots of raging barbarians, who arised from discontented intellectual groups, as a response to the planned aggressions towards the Romans.
Their challenge: perhaps Egypt holds the best cards in this game, bt they do have some problems to overcome: firt there are the intellectual ‘barbarians’ who, with their scholared warrios, can really be a pain. Second, the large size of the Egyptian empire might draw them int a war with both Iroquois and Russians, who won’t let Egypt doinate so easil. And finally, before going to war with either Russia or the Iroquis, the Egyptians must consider they might be left without valuable resources.
Alle the way up in the north are the Russians, living in a small, part tundra and part grassland terrain. They once held a bigger empire, but that land was lostto a rebellious faction of the people,ho had urged the Russian govenment to start a war against the Egyptians to contain their aggression an in a ay, support their long-time friends the Romans. The Russian government consisted of highly educated people though, and thought that peace would alays bring so much more than war.Thus a part of the emire fought an independence war, wich they one, and found an ally in, ironically, the pacifist rebels from Egypt. This by the way, is the main reason why tese ‘barbarians’ havent been able to grow to the standards of a real civilization. There is not one true leader, and so their actions are uncoherent, and unpredictable.
The russians are highly educated and have soe of the prettiest buildings in the world. The psoss the Great Library, and also the Great Wall, to keep out the aggressive rebels.
Their challenge: Although defensively the Russian have a nicely maintained army, they are not wel thaught in the art of war, nor do they have much offensive units. Also, their land mass is quite small, including some tundra, so they are likely to fall behind in production and science eventually, if they choose not to fight the barbarians and expand towards Egypt.
Aug 23, 2002, 05:48 AM
Comments anyone? How's the game balance?
Aug 28, 2002, 03:28 PM
Originally posted by Another Poster
Ps. Could anyone tell me how to post a screenshot?
It is very easy you have to make sure that the image is not a BMP,
there is a list of files that you can Attach in the Attach File section at the bottom of the page, you can't miss it, it says Attach file and next to it, it says Browse.
Click browse, locate image(I put them on my desktop to locate
them faster) then when finished submit form.:goodjob:
If this does not help tell meE-mail (email@example.com)
Oct 01, 2002, 01:03 PM
i see about 70 people have downloaded this scenario so far. i'm REALLY curious about what people have to say about this. has anyone played it through entirely?
thanks in advance
Mar 17, 2004, 08:45 PM
Just finished playing all the way through. Interesting. I was Rome and got a miles ahead lead on the tech tree and had my spaceship built before any other civ reached modern times. One catch though, I couldn't complete it because no uranium. Also no Iron. I then went to war with China in the hopes of aquiring thier one source of Iron. After a fruitless struggle(winning a city then losing it) I declared peace and pulled out. By this time Iroquois and Russia had decimated the Eqyptians. I settled 6 cities in the uninhabited land between the Iroquois and Russia. I soon built up my forces and declared war on the Iroquois and with the help of a mutual protection pact with Russia decimated the Iroquois. By this time china had about a 300 point lead on the Histogram so I did what any good leader would do. I bribed Russia to vote for me and won a diplomatic victory. All this before 1500AD.
Mar 17, 2004, 08:50 PM
never post on a dead thead!