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2010 July GOTM - Pirates of Antarctica!

Discussion in 'Civ1 - Game of the Month' started by jpciv, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. jpciv

    jpciv Warlord

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    Antarctica has just been discovered, and you have landed in force to take over the continent for the greater glory of.. YOU!!

    How to win? Simple. Despotic Conquest. Erh, maybe not so simple after all. You have to destroy 12 other civs with nothing more than what you brought with you.

    There are NO shields anywhere on the continent - you can build NOTHING!

    There is ONLY ONE goody hut, and it's at the South Pole. But if you watched John Carpenter's classic movie "The Thing" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084787/), you might want to leave the potential alien monster (barbarians) alone, LOL

    You have 4 Dogsleds (chariots) in this dog-eats-dog world (pun very much intended!), and you also have 4 Mules (cavalry), 4 Pirates (phalanxes), and 4 Thiefs (diplomats). Oh, BTW, so does everybody else.

    You can get around by Mule and Dogsled, or you can load up the Pirate Ship (transport) to move a little quicker. Or Both, more likely, since one ship sank on arrival, and not everyone will fit on the one remaining ship.

    SPECIAL RULES / HINTS / HOW TO WIN:
    - NO Save-game Cheat. You have to play the game with what you've got. If you lose a unit, it's gone forever, and CAN NEVER be replaced.
    - No Settler Cheat. (Why? No Settlers!! That's why! Bwaaahahahahahahhhhaaaa!!!)
    - No Auto-save-file-slot Cheat (same reason as no save game cheat)
    - You have NO Tech, and neither does anyone else. Since you can't build anything, you might as well run your taxes to 100% - you might get lucky and get some defectors...
    - Scores don't count in this game, fastest Emperor to Despotic Conquest wins. Save the game just before destroying your final enemy, and post your results

    You start as Emperor Napoleon on a Peninsula. Happy hunting, and may you quickly become the Southern Lord of Darkness!!
     

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  2. jpciv

    jpciv Warlord

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    Here are my end-game save files. It took about an hour of clock time to finish it, nice easy little adventure. (But I DID know in advance where everybody was, so a more likely time would be about 2 hours or so)

    Spoiler :

    I got a lot of help from the Barbarians along the way. I "thought" I had removed all of the goody huts but one, but maybe I didn't. Or maybe they were Sea Barbarians.

    I was VERY surprised to see where the "re-born" civs founded cities. Big surprise to me, but they actually founded on Arctic squares. I didn't think the AI would do that.

    One thing I did do, at the end, was use TerraForm to locate the "re-born" civs. Didn't feel like trudging all over the icecap looking for them, just to test the scenario.

    So my time does NOT count, but I finished in 2740 BC, FWIW.

     

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  3. Dack

    Dack Terra Form Moderator

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    The map is very nicely drawn. The play time was some where in the hour and a half range. Towards the end it did get a little tedious trying to find the last opposing civilization. I was sailing around think there might be a Elephant or South Georgia island. I never did find the last one the barbarians finished them off. On a design note I was surprised that the games civilizations built cities on terrain that I wouldn’t have thought the would. I suspect a TerraForm flaw in the terrain city building flag. It ended in 860BC with a score of 178 percent.

    My REPLAY.TXT follows
    Spoiler :

    Code:
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
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        ......                   ..........+Peking......................            
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              ...                  .........................................        
              .......       ...................+London.......................       
               ......       .........................+Zimbabwe....                  
              ... ...         ...........................................           
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              .........      ...............+Samarkand.......................       
               ......    ......................................................     
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              ..............+Rome........................................... ....   
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            .........................+Moscow.....................................   
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                  .....+Thebes...................................................   
                  .......................    ............................+Sumer..   
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    4000 BC: Aztecs found the city of Tenochtitlan
    4000 BC: Americans found the city of Washington
    4000 BC: Greeks found the city of Athens
    4000 BC: Indians found the city of Delhi
    3980 BC: Romans found the city of Rome
    3980 BC: Babylonians found the city of Babylon
    3980 BC: FRENCH FOUND THE CITY OF PARIS       
    3860 BC: Babylonians discover Ceremonial Burial
    3860 BC: Babylonians found the city of Sumer
    3840 BC: Greeks make peace with Babylonians
    3820 BC: Sumer destroyed
    3820 BC: Aztecs make peace with Indians
    3800 BC: Americans discover Pottery
    3780 BC: Indians discover Bronze Working
    3760 BC: Greeks declare war on Babylonians
    3760 BC: Indians make peace with Babylonians
    3740 BC: Aztecs make peace with Babylonians
    3740 BC: Americans make peace with Greeks
    3720 BC: French make peace with Romans
    3680 BC: French declare war on Romans
    3680 BC: Rome destroyed
    3680 BC: Roman civilization destroyed by French
    3680 BC: French make peace with Aztecs
    3660 BC: Russians found the city of Moscow
    3660 BC: FRENCH DISCOVER THE WHEEL
    3660 BC: French declare war on Aztecs
    3660 BC: Tenochtitlan destroyed
    3660 BC: Aztec civilization destroyed by French
    3660 BC: Egyptians found the city of Thebes
    3660 BC: Americans declare war on Greeks
    3620 BC: Moscow destroyed
    3620 BC: Russian civilization destroyed by Barbarians 
    3620 BC: Roman civilization destroyed by Barbarians 
    3600 BC: Athens destroyed
    3600 BC: Greek civilization destroyed by Babylonians
    3600 BC: English found the city of London
    3580 BC: London destroyed
    3580 BC: English civilization destroyed by Indians
    3480 BC: French make peace with Indians
    3420 BC: Babylonians make peace with Americans
    3400 BC: French declare war on Indians
    3400 BC: Delhi destroyed
    3400 BC: Indian civilization destroyed by French
    3400 BC: Mongols found the city of Samarkand
    3360 BC: Samarkand destroyed
    3360 BC: Mongol civilization destroyed by Barbarians 
    3360 BC: Indian civilization destroyed by Barbarians 
    3340 BC: French make peace with Babylonians
    3300 BC: French declare war on Babylonians
    3300 BC: FRENCH CAPTURE BABYLON
    3300 BC: Babylonian civilization destroyed by French
    3280 BC: Zulus found the city of Zimbabwe
    3240 BC: Zimbabwe destroyed
    3240 BC: Zulu civilization destroyed by Barbarians 
    3240 BC: Babylonian civilization destroyed by Barbarians 
    3200 BC: French make peace with Americans
    3200 BC: Americans discover Alphabet
    3060 BC: FRENCH DISCOVER MYSTICISM
    3000 BC: FRENCH: 2 CITIES; 60,000 POPULATION
    *** 1:French 2:Egyptians 8:Americans 
    2860 BC: French declare war on Americans
    2860 BC: FRENCH CAPTURE WASHINGTON
    2860 BC: American civilization destroyed by French
    2860 BC: Chinese found the city of Peking
    2520 BC: FRENCH PRODUCE FIRST PHALANX
    2520 BC: FRENCH DISCOVER IRON WORKING
    2480 BC: Barbarians  capture Babylon
    2000 BC: FRENCH: 2 CITIES; 90,000 POPULATION
    *** 1:French 2:Egyptians 3:Chinese 
    1740 BC: Peking destroyed
    1740 BC: Chinese civilization destroyed by Barbarians 
    1420 BC: FRENCH CAPTURE BABYLON
    1260 BC: Washington destroyed
    1000 BC: FRENCH: 2 CITIES; 40,000 POPULATION
    *** 1:French 4:Egyptians 
    880 BC: Thebes destroyed
    880 BC: Egyptian civilization destroyed by Barbarians 
     
  4. hannurabi

    hannurabi Warlord

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    I gave this quick try. Lost my chariots when attacking Rome.So I felt like giving up.I guess the scenario wasn't my cup of tea.But I'm waiting your August GOTM.Hope you stay forums long and post many scenarios and maps for us to play.
     
  5. jpciv

    jpciv Warlord

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    Thanks, but I wasn't very happy with it - somehow it got stretched. Later I figured out what went wrong...

    That's too bad, haha! It was just a quick-n-dirty that I thought up and created all in the same day. Mainly just playing around with TerraForm.

    But Hannurabi, you were the inspiration for Anarctica, sort of.

    When you posted your New Earth Map, it got me thinking about how to use the "read map gen" feature to make custom maps.

    So I grabbed a random image from the web:
    http://www.ausshipping.com.au/uploads/antarctica-political-map.jpg

    Copied it via right-click and pasted it into a New Document in MS Word 2003

    Then I formatted the picture like this:

    1. Format > Picture > Advanced > Picture Position > UNCHECK "Move object with text"
    2. Format > Picture > Advanced > Text Wrapping > Behind Text

    Then I set the font to Courier New and typed 80 "o" characters wide and 50 lines high

    Then I grabbed the lower right-hand corner of the picture and resized it so it would fit under the text I just typed

    Then I just edited it to "o" for ocean, and "t" for land.

    Then I copied all the text and pasted it into Notepad. After I saved the file, I opened it with TerraForm and then made the Tundra ("t") just the border around the island and made the interior all Arctic ("a"), and cleaned it up just a bit

    It came out very nice, but like I said, it was stretched. But I couldn't figure out why, it seemed what I had done was right. Later on, it came to me, the font wasn't "square"

    So I played around with the font spacing, and this is the result (might be different in different versions of MS Word)

    1. Format > Font > Size: 8
    2. Format > Font > Character Spacing > Spacing: Expanded By: 4 pt

    This version of Antarctica has a much more realistic shape (IMO) than the first one. You can see it from the attachment.

    BTW, the August GOTM is posted - Enjoy!
     

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  6. BigDaveDiode

    BigDaveDiode Chieftain

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    Another very challenging one. I'll try this tomorrow.
     
  7. C1v1l1z@t10n

    C1v1l1z@t10n Warlord

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    I just started this, my city grow to 2 and I soon get money to buy a Settler.. is that cheating? not much that settler can do.. build another one... and then get more money and then diplomats can buy enemy armies or I buy militia? am I cheating?
     
  8. C1v1l1z@t10n

    C1v1l1z@t10n Warlord

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    I just killed Roman who gave me a tech :)
     
  9. C1v1l1z@t10n

    C1v1l1z@t10n Warlord

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    I couldn't save before finished since Barbarian finished of the last one for me

    2120BC
    Found it funny that Paris was on grass land and you got so much money (I asked all civs and they gave happily) and I could buy settler and do forest on the grassland if I wanted ;)
    Anyway with diplomats and money you are never lost :)

    Spoiler :





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    ..... ............................................
    ... .........................+Peking.........
    ....... .................................................
    ...... +Thebes...............................
    ... ... ...........................................
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    ...... ................+London...............................
    *Orleans..........................................................
    ..............+Rome........................................... ....
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    ..............................+Samarkand.............................
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    4000 BC: Aztecs found the city of Tenochtitlan
    4000 BC: Americans found the city of Washington
    4000 BC: Greeks found the city of Athens
    4000 BC: Indians found the city of Delhi
    3980 BC: Romans found the city of Rome
    3980 BC: Babylonians found the city of Babylon
    3980 BC: FRENCH FOUND THE CITY OF PARIS
    3860 BC: Babylonians discover Pottery
    3860 BC: Babylonians found the city of Sumer
    3840 BC: Babylonians make peace with Indians
    3820 BC: Sumer destroyed
    3820 BC: Greeks make peace with Americans
    3800 BC: Americans discover Ceremonial Burial
    3800 BC: Indians make peace with Aztecs
    3760 BC: Greeks make peace with Babylonians
    3740 BC: French make peace with Romans
    3720 BC: Greeks discover The Wheel
    3640 BC: Romans make peace with Aztecs
    3620 BC: Romans discover Alphabet
    3600 BC: French declare war on Romans
    3600 BC: Rome destroyed
    3600 BC: Roman civilization destroyed by French
    3580 BC: Russians found the city of Moscow
    3520 BC: Americans make peace with Indians
    3500 BC: Babylonians make peace with Americans
    3460 BC: Moscow destroyed
    3460 BC: Russian civilization destroyed by Greeks
    3420 BC: Aztecs make peace with Americans
    3420 BC: Americans discover Masonry
    3360 BC: Aztecs make peace with Babylonians
    3320 BC: French make peace with Americans
    3280 BC: FRENCH PRODUCE FIRST SETTLERS
    3220 BC: Athens destroyed
    3220 BC: Greek civilization destroyed by Indians
    3200 BC: French make peace with Aztecs
    3200 BC: English found the city of London
    3180 BC: Babylonians discover Writing
    3160 BC: FRENCH FOUND THE CITY OF ORLEANS
    3160 BC: London destroyed
    3160 BC: English civilization destroyed by Barbarians
    3160 BC: Greek civilization destroyed by Barbarians
    3120 BC: Indians discover Bronze Working
    3020 BC: French declare war on Aztecs
    3020 BC: FRENCH CAPTURE TENOCHTITLAN
    3020 BC: Aztec civilization destroyed by French
    3020 BC: Egyptians found the city of Thebes
    3000 BC: FRENCH: 2 CITIES; 80,000 POPULATION
    *** 1:French 2:Babylonians 3:Indians 8:Americans
    3000 BC: FRENCH PRODUCE FIRST CHARIOT
    3000 BC: French make peace with Indians
    2940 BC: Americans discover Code of Laws
    2880 BC: French make peace with Babylonians
    2840 BC: French declare war on Indians
    2840 BC: FRENCH CAPTURE DELHI
    2840 BC: Indian civilization destroyed by French
    2820 BC: Mongols found the city of Samarkand
    2760 BC: Babylonians discover Mathematics
    2740 BC: FRENCH PRODUCE FIRST PHALANX
    2740 BC: Samarkand destroyed
    2740 BC: Mongol civilization destroyed by Americans
    2720 BC: French declare war on Babylonians
    2720 BC: FRENCH CAPTURE BABYLON
    2720 BC: Babylonian civilization destroyed by French
    2700 BC: Zulus found the city of Zimbabwe
    2620 BC: Thebes destroyed
    2620 BC: Egyptian civilization destroyed by Barbarians
    2620 BC: FRENCH CAPTURE DELHI
    2540 BC: Zimbabwe destroyed
    2540 BC: Zulu civilization destroyed by Americans
    2440 BC: French declare war on Americans
    2440 BC: French make peace with Americans
    2420 BC: FRENCH PRODUCE FIRST CATAPULT
    2160 BC: French declare war on Americans
    2160 BC: FRENCH CAPTURE WASHINGTON
    2160 BC: American civilization destroyed by French
    2160 BC: Chinese found the city of Peking
    2140 BC: FRENCH PRODUCE FIRST MILITIA
    2120 BC: Peking destroyed
    2120 BC: Chinese civilization destroyed by Barbarians
    2120 BC: American civilization destroyed by Barbarians
     

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