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Civ4 Demogame IV

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Democracy Game IV' started by civplayah, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. Lord Civius

    Lord Civius Emperor

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    Some how I missed the earlier discussion of a Confederation Game where we play as 3 civs with permanent alliances. This is a great idea and I don't know why the discussion went cold :confused: . The government structure and RP possibilities are endless. It would also add a new land management aspect when our close borders "spark tensions".
     
  2. civplayah

    civplayah fronter

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    We don't have enough people to do it, do we?
     
  3. Lord Civius

    Lord Civius Emperor

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    We have about 10-15 active without the forums up yet. Perhaps it is a little too late since the post I quoted was from January.
     
  4. Vandal Warlord

    Vandal Warlord Nazgûl

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    Which was like........... 8 months ago.
     
  5. Bowsling

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    We will once we get the ad up. Plus all the veteran players who are playing in the civ III demogame.
     
  6. Shnipah

    Shnipah Chieftain

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    I'm a complete newbie who is totally up for this.

    Can't wait for it to get up and running and join in the fun :)
     
  7. civplayah

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    It's very fun... And I hope the mods acknowledge our petition.
     
  8. civplayah

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    Well, uh... When are we going to start? We have all the rules, don't we? We should start by electing the King and the council based on the "Roles" thread once everyone has posted in it.
     
  9. Vandal Warlord

    Vandal Warlord Nazgûl

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    I started the sign-up thread, so we should be good to go in a little bit.
     
  10. Lord Civius

    Lord Civius Emperor

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    I think we are ready to go we'll just have to use the Demogame III forum until (if ever) we get a new one. I'd say we bold (Dgame IV) at the end of all threads so they will not get confused with the old game 3 ones. It shouldn't take long to get all of the old threads pushed back a page and we can just request the Demogame 3 Forum be renamed DemoGame IV at that time. As it stands now the majority of citizens are behind the Oligarchy Council style of government.
    The discussions have led us to this basic layout of the council. We do not yet know our Civilization and all terms below will more than likely change to more represent our civilization. All citizens of Demogame IV should have a place on the council if they so choose.

    This is not the binding rules just a complilation of the many ideas brought up in the dicussions thus far. I encourage more discussion if anyone is not satisfied.
     
  11. civplayah

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    -I didn't think that everyone would be in the council. How about if we elect a few? Or the President pick a few?
    -What about intelligence? Or culture? Well, maybe if the citizens are elected, they can choose their own specialty(s).
     
  12. Lord Civius

    Lord Civius Emperor

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    Either way it doesn't matter to me. We can all make up the council and elect leaders or all be citizens and elect council members. I guess the latter makes more sense in retrospect. I just put in the 5 basic and added a clause where other council positions could be added with a majority consent from the Council.
     
  13. NKVD

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    yeah lets start this i dont care if we're like 5 or 6 people. the object is to learn and have fun with other people being 6 or 100 people
     
  14. 1889

    1889 Mayor of H-Marker Lake

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    Can I once again state my dislike for official positions?

    Usually these elections are far less than merely uninteresting; they are annoying, usually pointless, and prevent the game from being played for at least a short period. Besides there is no accountability if people fail to perform there job or post

    And what would their jobs be anyway? If these posts grant the holder the authority to make unilateral decisions then they serve only to limit player involvement, but if they do not grant that power then why have them?

    All we need someone to play the save and post really awesome turn reports.
     
  15. Lord Civius

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    @1889
    Glad to see you onboard and I see where you are coming from. However this is a DemoGame and what you are proposing is more of a succession game. I am in a few SG's and they are great and usually run alot smoother. Giving citizens roles and responsibilities is a necessary part of a Dgame though, IMO. Official positions are not necessary but organizing the citizenry is. I am very much in favor of letting each citizen choose his/her role in the Dgame instead of electing official positions. If 2 or more citizens want the same responsibility let them share it by forming a council or some variation of.

    @NKVD
    We are ready to go we just need to iron out the basic rules necessary to get the game rolling.
     
  16. 1889

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    @ Lord Civius: Very well, but for those of you who pick positions and then don't post, be on notice. I will be Chief of Police (cooler sounding title to be substituted after we pick a civ).

    We also need some game settings.

    Just to try something a little different how about Terra or Earth2 maps. They start all civs on one continent and leave a barbarian continent to be conquered later.

    In the past DG's start to die when the win is assured and with so many experienced players debating strategy DG games usually reach that point quite quickly. So I think we should play immortal difficulty level or emperor with raging barbs at least. Then again who doesn't want to try Deity, raging barbs, no tech brokering?
     
  17. mike6426

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    I agree with 1889 in that there should not be any official positions. I feel that they caused unnecessary strife in previous games (i.e. the only one I played). A more anarchic form of electing "officials" should still hold even without written rules. That is why I advocate a direct democracy for pretty much all of the game with a simple constitution containing most of the rules.
    I liked Pro's idea of 3 seperate groups, but also disliked the fact that I could (and do) want to play in both RP and technical groups. So a simple separation by sub-forums and separate rules on these sub-forums (voted on by the sub-forum) could allow a wide range of playing styles to join and participate.
     
  18. Lord Civius

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    Very well, 1889 has created the first official position "WatchDog". ;)
    I like the idea of an Earth 2 map and you are spot on about a sure win hurting participation. I think Deity, raging barbs, no tech brokering will limit participation to very advanced players. Immortal with Aggressive AI should be a good challenge or Emperor with Raging barbs would be alot of fun.
     
  19. NKVD

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    the easiest between emperor and immortal . I dont remember which one. ive not played a game of civ since a good 4 months...
     
  20. civplayah

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    I tend to like the lower skill levels better. Maybe we shouldn't go so high as immortal? What about Monarch? I can at least play that.
     

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