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Discussion in 'Civ3 - Stories & Tales' started by Sparthage, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. Sparthage

    Sparthage Fighting Tyranny

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    Hi all! I recently started writing a column for the S&T Times that focuses on our little forum here. Since most of the people who are active here on the Civ3 S&T don't seem to read the Times (since it's in the Civ4 forums), I decided that I should post a link here, and post my Civ3-centered column here as well.

    I have a couple of reasons for writing the column:
    1) CFC's most posted-in S&T forum ought to be recognized more in a publication focused on the S&T forums.
    2) Since our current index is hopelessly out of date, I've been working on making a new one for some time now. This column will simplify the job as I continue to work on it.

    Happy Reading!

    S&T Times Editions:
    1st Edition
    2nd Edition
    3rd Edition
    4th Edition
    5th Edition

    Civ3 Corner Articles:
    1st Column
     
  2. Sparthage

    Sparthage Fighting Tyranny

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    Welcome all, to the first edition of Civilization III Corner! I am Sparthage: writer, forum-gamer, and CivFanatic. Before I begin, I’ll tell you a little about my CFC experience.

    I’ve been on CFC for a couple of years now, but no forum here has captured my attention as much as the Civ3 S&T has. Many of my posts can be found within the forum, and I have read every story posted there since I joined CFC. Some of the best stories and tales of warfare and conquest are hidden within the Civ3 S&T. This column is meant to feature the more recent additions to the Civ3 forum, as well as to dive into the vast numbers of stories contained in the forum’s nine year history.

    The Newest Additions
    The Renewal by Verarde
    Verarde makes his return to the Civ3 S&T with a remake of his earlier tale by the same name, only this time it has pictures!
    Realpolitik: Greek Democracy by Princeof Persia
    The second Realpolitik forum game for Civilization III comes from Princeof Persia as *drum-roll* Greece!
    The Snake in the Grass by dominatr
    Covering the Cherokee Nation’s rise to power, dominatr’s writes his war-filled return to Civ3 in the Golden Hordes Mod.

    Current Stories
    The Sons of Odin by Princeof Persia
    The Sons of Odin chronicles the rise to power of the Viking people from their humble beginnings on the Iberian Penninsula.
    Blood and Iron: Conquests of the Chancellor by MTB4884
    Perhaps the most regularly updated story on CFC, Blood and Iron is an excellent read based on Pax Romana, one of the more popular Civ stories on CFC.
    Sengoku: Rise of the Uesugi by HagiaSophia
    HagiaSophia makes his debut with a tale that remakes Japanese history in the Sword of the Shogun conquest scenario.
    The Conquests by choxorn
    After a long hiatus, choxorn returns to Civ3 with a series of tales telling of his adventures in the Conquests scenarios contained in the Civ3 Complete (C3C) package.
    Celtic Fury by Sparthage
    My own story, in which I tell of the Celts’ rise to world domination through plenty of warfare.
    1776 – CCM American Style by M60A3TTS
    A long-overdue update revived this popular tale last month as the Americans resume their march to power.
    Save the Mongols by tR1cKy
    In one of the few current stories that uses Civ3 PTW, tR1cKy attempts to use unorthodox methods to spread the conquered Mongol people as part of the Roman Empire in a comedic fashion.
    CCCM (That is, China in CCM) by Elephantium
    Elephantium takes his succession game-inspire story off of a hiatus, and resumes his story of Chinese conquests.
    I am your slave! by Raliuven (started by BaneFire)
    The only current Anarchy game in the Civ3 S&T, Raliuven keeps it entertaining with amusing updates.

    The Few, The Proud, the Finished
    Nuovo Impero Romano – Italy AoI 4.0 by Taniciusfox
    Tanaciusfox is well known in the Civ3 S&T for his many short, but well-written stories. Nuovo Impero Romano is no exception to this, chronicling the rise of a new Roman Empire in the popular Age of Imperialism mod.
    Uncharted Territory: Aabraxan Plays Nice by Aabraxan
    Aabraxan’s most recent story was played with a twist for him: no warmongering. One of the rare peaceful stories that we see in the Civ3 S&T, and an excellent read.

    Featured Story: December
    The Vanguard by BasketCase
    Rating: 4.5/5
    Although it is now long dead, The Vanguard remains near the top of my personal favorites list. Using Star Wars-based characters, BasketCase created a tale similar to WildWeazel’s One More Turn Theater in update fashion. In a One City Challenge, an advanced civilization emerges from the wreckage of a spacecraft and begins to attack the surrounding nations. Full of warfare, political games, and adventures, BasketCase does not disappoint in The Vanguard.

    Note to Civ3 S&T Readers: I posted this last week, so it might not be up to date entirely. Newer stories will be mentioned in the next edition.
     
  3. MTB4884

    MTB4884 Chieftain

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    Thanks for posting this, Sparthage! I remember reading the article on "Celtic Fury" a couple months ago, but I didn't realize that the S&T Times was still continuing.
     
  4. Sparthage

    Sparthage Fighting Tyranny

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    Yeah, it's continuing. And my username is Sparthage, not Carthage ;)
     
  5. Princeof Persia

    Princeof Persia The Empire wasn't bad

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    Whatevs, Carthage.
     
  6. CELTICEMPIRE

    CELTICEMPIRE Zulu Conqueror

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    Thanks for making this, even though, I read the S&T times.
     
  7. MTB4884

    MTB4884 Chieftain

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    Oops-sorry about that Sparthage-duly fixed!
     
  8. tR1cKy

    tR1cKy taking over the world

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    If you don't mind some nitpicking, The Snake in the Grass seems quite dead, and my story is in PTW, not vanilla.

    BTW, nice idea, you should ask a mod to sticky this.
     
  9. Sparthage

    Sparthage Fighting Tyranny

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    Sorry about that tR1cKy, I should have known that. I'll fix that for you there.

    edit: Done.
     
  10. SouthernKing

    SouthernKing crickety cricket

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    Damn, I really wish my Civ3 copy worked on my new comp :(
     
  11. CELTICEMPIRE

    CELTICEMPIRE Zulu Conqueror

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    you can get Civ 3 Complete on steam for $4.99
     
  12. SouthernKing

    SouthernKing crickety cricket

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    Download? (I have a disc Civ3 Complete)
     
  13. Princeof Persia

    Princeof Persia The Empire wasn't bad

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    Yeah. I think so.
     
  14. Sparthage

    Sparthage Fighting Tyranny

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    Welcome to the long-delayed second edition of Civilization III Corner! I'd first like to apologize for not updating this sooner, but as I now have much more free time it should continue on as a monthly column.

    Anyways, in the last couple of months the Civ3 S&T has been relatively quiet due to many of the forum's authors being occupied with schoolwork and other issues. However, several stories are expected to be updated within the next month. Thus, I'd encourage the occasional reader to check in at least once per week as the expected updates are posted.

    The Newest Additions
    Kaiser und Konig und... Iblis?! by Taniciusfox
    Taniciusfox explores the Age of Imperialism mod once again, only this time as Austria-Hungary.
    CCM 101 by CommandoBob
    An excellent introduction to the CCM mod with many tips for the newer players.

    Current Stories
    Blood and Iron: Conquests of the Chancellor by MTB4884
    This daily-updated story features the tale of the German people as they duel their many enemies on their way to world domination.
    The Conquests by choxorn
    Following the completion of the Mesoamerica scenario, choxorn will be playing the Age of Discovery conquest in this multi-part epic.
    Celtic Fury by Sparthage
    My own story, in which I tell of the Celts’ rise to world domination through plenty of warfare.
    Save the Mongols by tR1cKy
    In one of the few current stories that uses Civ3 PTW, tR1cKy attempts to use unorthodox methods to spread the conquered Mongol people as part of the Roman Empire in a comedic fashion.
    CCCM (That is, China in CCM) by Elephantium
    Elephantium takes his succession game-inspire story off of a hiatus, and resumes his tale of Chinese conquests.
    I am your slave! by Raliuven (started by BaneFire)
    The only current Anarchy game in the Civ3 S&T, Raliuven keeps it entertaining with amusing updates.
    The Renewal by Verarde
    An interesting tale on the regrowth of an empire following an apocalyptic event.

    The Few, The Proud, the Finished
    1776 – CCM American Style by M60A3TTS
    After a long time, this tale of American dominance in the CCM mod finally comes to an end.
    Viva Mahdiyah - AoI With Mahdists by Taniciusfox
    Although technically not a completed game, this story of African resurgence in the AoI mod was well written and entertaining.

    Featured Story: February
    Pax Romana by Vanadorn
    Rating: 5/5
    Although there have been no updates to this story since 2008, many Civ3 regulars still hold out hope that it will one day be updated and finished. Why? It is the most-viewed Civ3 story by far and rightfully so. Throughout the tale, the reader will learn of the history of the Roman Empire and its workings. However, this is not a story that one can just sit down and read in a single session. Pax Romana is comparable in length to a novel and has few related screenshots. The story itself has inspired many other writers on CFC, however, and is likely to continue to do so in the future.
     
  15. Aabraxan

    Aabraxan Mid-level Micromanager

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    Clearly, I'm a little behind in my Civ reading. I'm also flattered to have been included, Sparthage.
     

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