A Brave New Succession Game

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Succession Games' started by Teproc, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. cpm4001

    cpm4001 Goggleman

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    I have all the DLC (yes, including the map packs.) I advise we configure the game to just use Vanilla, BNW and G+K Civs, though, in case other people want to play.
    And I'm really fine playing Emperor or Immortal, it's more a matter of whatever others want to do.
     
  2. Silverman6083

    Silverman6083 History-Lover

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    :thumbsup:
     
  3. Js_9001

    Js_9001 Indefatigable

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    I'd love to join (only have GnK+BNW though, no DLC)
    For a civ, since we played peacefully something more domination-oriented like England might be good. It seems like in this kind of game it takes most or all of the players committed to a victory path.
     
  4. cpm4001

    cpm4001 Goggleman

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    Hmm, good thought...maybe we try Assyria or something instead?
     
  5. Pydgie

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    Zulus!
     
  6. redwings1340

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    My thought process was that a generalist civ could be more accommodating to a range of playstyles, but I could see your point about a specialist civ too. Going for pure domination would be fun. Might want to go to emperor if we take a domination oriented civ though. I'm not as good at that, and I think a lot of us generally play as peacemongers.

    Still fine with either difficulty though.
     
  7. Teproc

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    Well we could go warmonger on a watery map (with an appropriate civ, such as England) if we want to go domination in Immortal, because the AI struggles a little with watery maps, so it's a bit easier. Small Continents can be pretty fun with England, you can use those awesome Longbowmen to conquer direct neighbors and later attack other continents with Ships of the Line.

    Does anyone have a preference as far as size goes ?
     
  8. cpm4001

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    Let's go Standard or Large. Going Huge would be a bad idea I think if we're considering Domination.
     
  9. Pydgie

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    I agree with cpm, although I always play on huge maps. If we're playing immortal then standard.
     
  10. Pydgie

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    Teproc, I think you should just make the final decision. Then we can start. It's also a weekend, so I can play my turn :D

    EDIT: also, I tested a save game and it worked. Thanks redwings, and btw the missing path was documents
     
  11. Teproc

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    Ok, so here's what I am going with : Immortal, English, Small Continents + (or is that in a map pack ? maybe regular small continents if it is), Standard size, no DLCs. For turn order, I'll just go with order of signup with redwings in last, so :

    1) Teproc
    2) Pydgie
    3) cpm4001
    4) Silverman6083
    5) js_9001
    6) redwings1340

    I have to eat right now but I'll get my part done in a few hours so that Pydgie can do his part today.
     
  12. Pydgie

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    Are we playing with bnw and gnk? I think everybody at least has those.
     
  13. cpm4001

    cpm4001 Goggleman

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    Both Small Continents and Small Continents + are in map packs.
     
  14. Silverman6083

    Silverman6083 History-Lover

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    How about we play Fractal? It makes pretty solid worlds
     
  15. cpm4001

    cpm4001 Goggleman

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    :agree:
     
  16. avl8

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    Id like to join the fun if you got a spot :)

    Got all DLCs/BnW/GnK, I play mostly immortal SP and lots of prince/emperor MP games over GMR.
     
  17. Teproc

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    Crap, I had played my 25 turns on Small Continents. I thought I had disabled everything, weird that I could still select it... anyway, I'll start again with Fractal then. And I'll add avl8 to the queue, although we won't be accepting anyone else now.
     
  18. Teproc

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    The birth of a Civilization

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    A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, a group of people decided to form a community together to make better use of the plentiful land they lived in, full of Copper, Stone and Cotton. They called themselves the English and that first settlement was called London. Oh, and they had a leader, Teproc. It's unclear how he was selected, although historians would later speculate that a ritual of throwing stones at people had been established, and whoever survived would be the leader. Let's face it, these guys weren't very smart, and the throwing rocks thing didn't necessarily help.

    But hey, they went ahead and sent their finest warriors explore the world, meeting other young civilizations such as the Russians, the Romans, the French, and the Mayans. Russia in particular was close, and looked like it would probably be an early rival of the young English nation. Embassies from these foreigners were nonetheless accepted, in exchange for some gold.

    In that time, the English mastered the techniques of, well, Mining of course, and Pottery, which allowed them to build a shrine dedicated to these fabulous minerals around them. They really, really liked rocks, basically. They also figured that cotton ting might be useful, and by the end of Teproc's reign, they were trying to figure out a way to use that, but most were doubtful, because of how easily it could be crushed by big rocks. Oh, and they were pretty big on tradition too, as long as it involved rocks.

    Every 25 years (they counted years... differently back then), they would renew the great tradition of throwing rocks at their leader and see if they survived. Teproc wasn't that old, but that kind of lifestyle can't lead to a very long a healthy life, so he tragically died. His successor, Pydgie, would maybe have the sense of eradicating such a barbaric tradtion by adopting new laws ?

    OOC

    So yeah, not much happened, but our start looks good. Russia is really, really close so that might be a problem, because we don't have a lot of place to expand (lots of mountain in the area). I went Tradition because of that. Hopefully we can get a pantheon, the best two would be Stone Circles (the quarry one) and Earth Mother especially (the Copper, Salt and Iron one). And we're a turn or two away from getting Legalism, hence the last line.

    Having Russia so close might be good for early caravans though, that'll help a lot with science.

    Here's a screenshot and a save :

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  19. Teproc

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    That screenshot did something weird. I'll fix it.

    One thing I'll say : if you want to build units, build Archers (obviously we'll have to research Archery first). Our UU, the Longbow, is very powerful so we might as well start building them now and save some gold for upgrade later. Also Composite Bowmen are very good regardless.

    Edit : Here's how the queue looks now
    1) Pydgie (T 25-50)
    2) cpm4001 (T 50-75)
    3) Silverman6083 (T 75-100)
    4) js_9001 (T 100-125)
    5) avl8 (T 125-150)
    6) redwings1340 (T 150-175)
    7) Teproc (T 175-200)
    etc...
     
  20. Pydgie

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    Looks good. I'll try to play my turn some time tomorrow. Like 9 pm gmt. (That's morning where I live :))
     

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