Discussion in 'Civilization Design Resources' started by TheTacticalApe, Oct 2, 2010.
Hmmm... somebody ordered spaghetti monster civ?
Also, is Lemuria the homeland of the Lemurs?
IIRC the continent of Lemuria takes its name from the lemur, yes, because it was used as an explanation for why there were found lemur species found on different continents. That was before the theory of plate tectonics.
Except for the fact the word "Pax" is usually used to describe a period of peace and stability, not a period in which a culture reached dominance or its greatest extent. "Pax" in latin translates into "peace", not "dominance" or "extent", after all. (eg. Pax Romana and Pax Mongolica are actually associated with Rome and Mongolia to refer to their period of peace and stability).
Like Hamm said, there are always better alternatives to names. You CAN go fictional and just make up a name, I'm not saying it shouldn't be done, but it's generally nice when people are creative with it (makes it sound much more interesting ). As for a more historical approach to a civ's name: Referencing famous mottos, a certain way of thinking, a famous historical text, a famous speech, or the historical name for a period of time for that civ works well.
Tone is hard to get across in text on the internet, and with the English language being annoyingly ambiguous at times (especially on the internet), people sometimes ignore grammar to properly show their tone. I used a question mark in that sentence to show I was confused by your statement, you were comparing the design for Sukhothai with the Iberians which didn't really make sense to me because they looked very different in design. I guess I could have used the emote instead, but I achieve the same effect anyways
Regarding the name thing; it all seems rather redundant when the actual firaxis UA is already based on city states, like both of your designs, and already uses a name specifically about Sukothai.
Yes, his Idealiciousty.
Kingdom of Sukhothai
Leader: Ram Kamhaeng
UA: The great tribute
Receive double gold from conquering cities, and triple gold if you liberate them. Killing enemies near city state territory gives you 25% more influence. Land units are 33% more effective at intimidating city states.
Unlocked at theology. May never be built adjacent to another Wat. +1 faith and culture. +1 science and faith after education. Universities and public schools provide 1 extra faith and science per each Wat worked.
UB: Ceramics maker
Replaces Stone works. Unlocked at construction. Instead of the stone works' effects, the ceramic maker provides a copy of the unique ceramics luxury resource. yields 1 culture and 1 production. +1 culture and science from trade routes to civilizations that have any influence over you.
Instructions: forget about tourism, go autocracy\order, enjoy.
Well, if what we're gonna do is Conspiracy Theory civs, then let's go all the way down the Rabbit Hole!
UA: Chariot of the Gods: Starts the game with a SS Cockpit. Cities with Spaceship Parts produce +100% Science.
UU: Vimana: Unlocked at Optics. Must be Based on Cities, has a range of 6 and combat capacity of 10. Upgrades to Great War Bomber.
UU: Brahmastra: Must be based on a city and is destroyed after use. 8 Range and Combat Capacity of 15. Unlocked at Engineering.
Another indian civ design:
the Gupta Empire
Leader: Chandragupta II
UA: Golden age of India
During golden ages, writer and scientist specialists provide combined yields, and all other specialists yield +1 culture. Pillaging barbarian encampments and killing barbarian units outside friendly territory produces golden age points
UU: Steel bowman
Unlocked at Iron working instead of construction. Has higher ranged and melee combat strength(14 , 10 ), but requires one iron and is more expansive to build. Has +1 range.
(Note: the extra melee strength remains on upgrade, the +1 range doesn't).
UU: Praasaada Ratna
Replaces great scientist. In addition to the normal great scientist fuctions, the Praasaada Ratna may create unique great works of writing that yield +2 science. If stationed in a city, gives 3 science per every 4 buildings in the city. Per each Praasaada Ratna you have, the palace yields +4 science and culture. If consumed, 15% of the science output of the empire will be added to the culture output for 10 turns.
Japan Split Continued
I'm hype for a consolidated Japan mod to fill the gap after Homusubi's split.
*Gazes wistfully out of the window hoping to magically be gifted coding abilities*
New civilization found? Get on it!
(I have no ideas)
Kind of hard to think of ideas when there is almost nothing known about the civilization. Maybe a UA based off the civilization being hidden so long but no info for UUs, UBS, or UIs,
That was kind of the joke. I thought it was just hype that we're still discovering forgotten civilizations in this day and age. Wouldn't make for a bad CS, though, even though we don't know the city's autonym.
Hey, that didn't stop La Venta. (It keeps confusing me to this day)
There could be a civpack of "Civilizations we know nothing about", featuring:
Monkey God People
The Temple Builders
Gedemo already did the Kuhikugu, so we're already part-way there!
I think it would be an excellent idea to add President Reagan as a leader To Civ 5.
U.A. - Reaganomics - After enacting a new policy your gold per turn is decreased but happiness increases by 2 so like (adopting a new policy = -2 but countered by +2) this represents tax cuts.
U.U. - B-1 Bomber - replace b-52 - Starts with evasion 100 promotion and has 75 strength with a 18 range.
U.U. M1A1 Abrams - Replace Modern Armor - Strength 120 - Range 8 - Starts with blitz
I tried to make this but as an ameuture I haven't been able to make this work. Was hoping a senior mod maker could attempt to make a Reagan Mod.
Moderator Action: Moved to Civ Request thread.
Welcome to the forum! I believe Urdnot had an idea for a Reagan Civ that wasn't just right-wing drooling, so feel free to check that out! =]
I'm afraid I didn't, I went with FDR. I don't really like Raegan and he's pretty hard to do without it just being right wing drooling anyway, since thats essentially his target demographic. Either way, whatever I think of his political alignment, I don't think he's remarkable enough for an entire civ to himself.
I had to go back to Page 36 for this, but I think this is a pretty decent base to start with for Reagan:
Looking back at it, I think I would change Reagan's UA:
Morning in America: May purchase Social Policies for Gold. The cost of each Social Policy after the first increases by an additional 5%. Unit maintenance is reduced by 10%.
I like this better than what I originally had. I'm presuming that the Social Policy part can be managed somehow, though I'll admit I'm not sure. Gold/Culture cannot be mixed to get a Policy, though I'm not exactly sure how to say that above. The percentages are placeholders and can easily be raised/lowered. The last part is meant to help replicate Reagan's increased defense spending; it can be changed to a unit purchase discount, but I thought that might be more OP with Autocracy.
Wow, that would be bloody AMAZING early game. I really like that ability! No idea how you'd go about coding it, of course. =]
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