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6otM Dec 21 Krampus vs Santa


GOTM Staff
Nov 26, 2016
Already done with the Dec 6otM games (124 & 125) and have extra time during the holidays? If you dare, Santa has tried to prevent Krampus from defeating you.

Welcome to the December 2021 bonus game in the 6OTM Series! These games will allow new and old GOTM fans to try out the new features in Civ6 in a friendly environment. Participants are encouraged to post questions, stories, advice, tricks and failures in the dedicated game threads (described below). Each game will specify the Civ you will play and the Victory Condition to strive for. We will be working to refine the 6otM concept as we move ahead with the series. Gifting of cities is an exploit in a religious VC as the AI cant see that it will lose if it accepts the cities.

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We would like to ask you to abide by our most sacred rule: Don’t replay any turns! If you make a mistake, accept it and try to recover. To ensure fair play and prevent results exclusions, please set your Autosaves to 1 turn. In the event of a computer crash while playing, just reload to the previous save and play it as closely to how you played it the first time. Please let Leif know (via Conversation (Private Message)) if you experienced a crash and how many turns you replayed.

Civ VI - 6otM2021 Krampus vs Santa Details:
Player (You): Mansa Musa – Mali
Victory Condition: Domination; no other VCs are enabled. :D :(
Difficulty: Deity

Civs/City-States (including player): 11/12
Map Type/Size:
Inland Sea / Standard Size
Temperature: Hot
(increased Desert, decreased Tundra/Snow)
Start Position: Legendary
Game pace: Standard
Disaster Intensity: 2

Game Mode(s): Dramatic Ages; Monopolies and Corporations; Barbarian Clans; Secret Societies (note: Hermetic Order ley lines don't seem to work with modified maps, so recommend another society)

Game options:
Start - Ancient Era
Enabled - Barbarians; Tribal Villages
Game Version: This game was created in Civ6 Gathering Storm version
Game Requirements: vanilla version of Civilization VI with Rise and Fall and Gathering Storm expansions. All pre-NFP & NFP DLCs are required.

Here is where you will start:
6otM Dec 2021 bonus start.png

Mansa Musa – Mali Unique Attributes:
Spoiler Unique Attributes :

Mansa Musa Leader Bonus: Sahel Merchants - International Trade Routes gain +1 Gold for every flat Desert tile in the sending city. Entering a Golden Age permanently grants +1 Trade Route capacity.

Unique Ability: Songs of the Jeli - City Centers gain +1 Faith and +1 Food for every adjacent Desert and Desert Hills tile. Mines receive -1 Production and +4 Gold. May purchase Commercial Hub buildings with Faith. -30% Production towards buildings and units.

Unique Unit: Mandekalu Cavalry - Replaces Knight, Unlocked by Stirrups; requires Iron

Common abilities: Ignores enemy zone of control.
Special abilities: Prevents friendly Traders within 4 tiles from being plundered as long as they are on a land tile. Provides Gold equal to 100% of the base Strength Combat Strength of each defeated enemy unit.
Special traits: Higher Strength Combat Strength (55 vs. 50).

Unique Infrastructure: Suguba - Replaces: Commercial Hub; Unlocked by Currency
Lower Production cost (27 vs. 54).
Major bonus (+2 Gold) for a nearby River or Holy Site.
Major bonus (+2 Gold) for each adjacent Pamukkale tile.
Minor bonus (+½Gold) for each nearby District.
20% discount on all Gold and Faith purchases in this city
+1 Great Merchant point per turn
Specialists add +4 Gold each

Information about threads associated with each individual 6otM -- Must Read if you are new to our Game of the Month!
Please note: If you wish to make a video of your game, please do not post any links to it until after the game submission date has passed. This is because of the potential spoilers that are created by posting before the end date. Thank you for your cooperation.

Spoiler :
Announcement thread (this one): This thread is used to announce the game and clarify the settings and rules (don't be afraid to ask questions). It's also used to discuss the game before you start, and post problems with opening the save. Once you have opened the save, DO NOT POST in the Announcement thread, even non game-related information. Instead use the next thread.

Opening Actions thread: This thread is used to discuss the game's opening decisions and strategies through the first 100 or so turns. Here you can post questions related to the game and share your achievements/anger/frustration/victories while you play. We encourage players to use the spoiler tags for screenshot. During the time the game is active, please do not post any information concerning the game outside of the spoiler threads including screen shots, videos, or recorded/live-cast Let's Plays on other websites.

After Actions thread: In this thread you can post the results of your game. Please state your victory/loss date and final score (preferably in the post title) and describe your path to glory in this post! Players are encouraged to provide feedback on the game. Some players like to replay the game, and although we will not record the results from a replay, you can still post your new experiences. The game will not be closed as such, but after one month, the results will be compiled, and will not necessarily be updated with reports coming in after the finish date.

File Upload System
In development.

This game runs for a month+ and ends January 25th, 2021.

The save is attached below.


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