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    Obviously bad or obviously good pantheon/religious beliefs

    ... Happiness Boost? As in reducing the unhappiness of enemy ideologies? Anyway, the bonus is less than the art or theming bonus, and costs a whole Belief. I can't see it ever tipping anything your way. Hermitage is a pain to build - if you're not going for a CV you probably don't build all...
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    Obviously bad or obviously good pantheon/religious beliefs

    I think this one, Pilgrimage (faith for foreign followers), and World Church (culture from foreign followers) and all intentionally tuned to be weak. There's theoretically no upper limit on their potential- particularly with Pilgrimage. One could easily dominate the religion game if it's allowed...
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    Obviously bad or obviously good pantheon/religious beliefs

    God of Craftsmen isn't actually all the bad. Keep in mind the time in the game where you can get that belief - it's comparable to Liberty's +1 Production per city. Your smaller cities of 3-4 people are probably only working farms and that extra hammer can mean good stuff. It doesn't scale well...
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    Foiling a Civ's Science Victory

    Yeah, unlike any other victory type, Science is just "Research X technologies and then amass Y hammers in spaceship parts". Other than strategically picking off any travelling parts, there's really no way to set that progress backward. Your only recourse is to effectively kneecap them by...
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    Purchasing Plans for Civ VI

    It can be hard to tell objectively (barring something obvious like Day 1 DLC), but sometime it feels like games now are being shoved out the door as a minimum offering with plans to sell DLC as fixes rather than complete releases that get added to later. I think many people, myself included, are...
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    Let's talk about Indonesia!

    People give Indonesia a lot of grief, but their uniques are honestly pretty good, and I frankly wish there were more civs like them in uniqueness. The UA needs to be treated carefully. Don't settle anything you otherwise wouldn't - I think this is a fairly common mistake where people rush...
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    Well, that's a first...

    Civs start having cities leave their empire at -20 Happiness. The city will join the player with the most Tourism influence over them. This usually only happens due to massive penalties to Happiness from Ideology. Because the city revolting seems rather random (I've never gotten a small...
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    New Player Here

    Only in vanilla. This was (thankfully) removed by G&K.
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    Why does the AI settle cities directly next to yours?

    Truth. The AI certainly gets pissed if you try it on them. I think the AI would also need a better estimation of its combat capabilities in that area - the AI trends toward blissfully unaware that most players are capable of tearing its forces apart, ESPECIALLY when its troops are spread across...
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    Is there a guide on Bribing somewhere?

    Generally speaking, the AI you're trying to pay off to start a war has to think that war would be a pretty good idea anyway. The biggest factors in determining that are relative army strengths and diplomatic relations between the two. For example, imagine trying to bribe Shaka to declare war...
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    Why does the AI settle cities directly next to yours?

    To secure the high-value city location for itself, and to deny you the same. Some AIs have pretty low standards for a city location and will plop down a city somewhere the smart player declines to. Some AIs also don't care what you think (high boldness) and will settle that mediocre location...
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    Venice - yay or nay?

    If I was trying to beat human players they'd be to worthless. I don't play multiplayer though, so they're just fine with me. A real change of pace. Being able to nick a city-state is more useful the harder the game is - part of the AI bonus becomes yours! AI Venice is a notable member of my...
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    Atlatlist Rush

    From reading the idea I'm guessing that the BO for this is "whatever you'd normally build" ---> mass Atlatl. I can see this more as an ace up your sleeve rather than something you plan on doing from turn 0. It's only going to pay off if you have either a ripe land for plundering next door...
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    Civs that, upon discovery, become Target #1!

    EVERYONE. *ahem* Sorry. Montezuma's my favorite leader to play as, so warmongers don't bother me. My Jaguars are hungry and I'm always happy to convert their hammers to my culture. Venice is often my top priority. Nothing worse than seeing one of those Great Merchants coming toward your...
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    Is the Petra basically a "luxury wonder"?

    Petra is NEVER bad. Even if all you have is some flat desert, it turns this tiles into some workable Plains equivalents, while giving you an extra trade route AND a caravan. You can immediately use that caravan to pull in gold and science, or more food somewhere. Let's be realistic though...
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