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6otM77 Opening Action

Discussion in 'Civ6 - Game Of The Month' started by leif erikson, Dec 14, 2019.

  1. leif erikson

    leif erikson Game of the Month Fanatic Administrator Supporter GOTM Staff

    Feb 2, 2003
    Plymouth, MA
    Welcome to the 6otM77 Opening Actions thread.

    STOP - Please do not continue reading this thread until you have completed at least 80 to 100 turns in your game.

    This thread is used to discuss the game once you've started playing through your first 100 turns. Apart from normal decency, the only posting restrictions are to please not post videos until the deadline is finished and to use the spoiler tags for screenshots. Here you can post questions related to the game and share your achievements/anger/frustration/victories while you play. Please remember that we are running a family friendly site, so express anger or frustration with this in mind. :)

    Please use this thread to discuss your goals for the game and your opening moves through the first 100 turns. Anything after that should be posted in the After Actions thread once you have completed your game.

    - How long did you search for a site for your first city? What criteria did you use?
    - Where did you settle your capital city? Your second city?
    - Did you make a plan for achieving a Science VC, what are the major steps you planned to take?
    - What did you research and which policies did you choose and why?
    - What was your build order?
    - Did you try for a Pantheon? Which one did you select and why?
    - How long did it take to find your neighbors? Were they hostile or friendly?
    - How soon did you build a District? Which ones did you prioritize?
    - Did you try to build any Wonders?
    - Did you emphasize expansion? How many cities have you built/captured in the first 100 turns?
    - How quickly did you get Trade Routes working, who did you trade with?
    - How did you play your governance cards, priorities?
    - Which Governors did you choose and why did you choose them?
    - What City-States did you meet and which ones did you cultivate to your side?
    - How were the Barbarians?
    - Any surprises?

    Please use spoiler tags for any surprise details you'd like kept hidden. Thanks.
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  2. Casualty of war

    Casualty of war Warlord

    Feb 20, 2018
    Generally Mali is the only one who can beat Gitarja to Religious Settlements, but darned if it wasn't gone already when I got my Pantheon. Settled on the Furs on Turn 2 for the Faith adjacency, River adjacency and Furs to sell. There was a whole lot of Breathtaking, so I went that route instead.

    Scouting revealed 3 narrow deathtraps between me and Cyrus, and I put my second city near the isthmus between the lakes; I should have made it a canal city but I wanted it close enough to get the Era Score for Mt Roraima. Persia tried not only forward settling me but settling between my first and second city; I was already tempted to declare before he could get up the nerve to Surprise War on me but if you are going to march an unescorted Settler right past my city I'm going to take the bait. I had to burn my Ancient Era just cranking troops to keep my military up to discourage Cyrus; might as well get a free Settler. All that scuffle and distraction meant I barely built anything else, and I only got a normal Classical. I spent a ridiculous amount of resources just keeping my military strength high enough that I wasn't the most tempting target for Dido or Harald.

    Disaster Level 3?!? The eastern side of Roraima got hit by 3 Hurricanes and my food-poor capital got hit by a Wheat-destroying drought just during the Ancient. Yeesh.

    Slow going throughout, as I slowly checked off all the Strategic Resources that I might be able to use to make a push off my tiny corner of the world and dealt with the heartbreak of their absence. Finally I just started heading toward Cartography and Mercenaries, Faith-bought a bunch of Galleys and Quadremes, upgraded them to Jongs and Caravel then added most of England to my empire. How to go from 7th to 1st place in military in a blink. Dido is next, and I may keep going until no one is even close to winning but me.

    If I finish before Turn 250 it will be a miracle.
  3. Vlad Dracula

    Vlad Dracula Chieftain

    Apr 13, 2003
    Cassville Mo USA
    Persia ended me around turn 109.He declared around 40 and I fought until he got immortals and just gave up.I managed to settle near the wonder.I guess I should have spent all mymoney on units to discourage him.

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