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[CoM Module] Legacies

Discussion in 'Modmods, add-ons and scenarios' started by Zeta Nexus, Oct 15, 2019.

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    Legacy / Affinity / Era Trait *


    What is this? Well, I was inspired by Amplitude's upcoming Humankind, where the player will choose a new civ in each era. Although I don't fully agree with it, I still like the general idea behind it very much.
    So it will be a completely new game feature / mechanic. ( * I haven't settled with the name of this new thing)

    How it will be done? Using events and otherwise non-constructable buildings you will be able to choose unique and exciting bonuses in each era. Each bonus will last for two eras than the dummy building (providing the bonus) obsoletes when you select a 3rd bonus.
    It will be modular, which means it is not mandatory but optional.
    I will use historical phrases (unlike Humankind using civ names) for the different bonuses. They will have different flavours, so the AI will choose according to its personality.

    An incomplete list:

    Ancient: Monument Builders, Hunters, The Promised Land, Cannibals, Shepherd, Origin Myth, Fishers, Large Tribe
    Classical: Divide and Rule, Cradle of Democracy, Mare Nostrum, Diplomatic Marriages, Horde, Bread and Circuses, Monasticism, Mandate of Heaven
    Medieval: Holy Empire, Reconquista, The Last Prophet, Scholasticism, Great Migration, Divine Wind, Piracy, Courtly Love
    Renaissance: Sun Never Sets, General Winter, Counter Reformation, Ancien Regime, Enlightenment
    Industrial: Manifest Destiny, The Great Trek, Melting Pot, Realpolitik
    Modern: New Deal, Space Race, Big Stick, World Peace
    Trans-Human: Homeworld Calls, The Singularity, Cyberpunk, Cognitive Liberty, Post-Scarcity, Ascencion

    Ideally each era should have 8 choices to offer but as you can see only the first 3 eras have enough choices. Also, sometimes a wonder may give a second choice of the era, thus having two Legacies of that era.
    I'm just in the planning&researching phase with this but I welcome all thoughts and ideas.

    I'm filling the posts bellow with details later as my time allows me (I'm at work ATM and busy later)
     
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    Ancient Era

    Monument Builders
    • (flavour: Production)
    • +1 wonder capacity in all cities
    • +10% building construction
    • free Stone Tools tech
    • Stone resource in BFC

    Hunters

    • (flavour: Military, Growth)
    • free Hunting tech
    • a free Hunter unit
    • Deer in BFC

    Promised Land
    • (flavour: Growth)
    • free Agriculture tech
    • Wheat in BFC

    Cannibals
    • (flavour: Military)
    • free promotion to units (something like +20% Xp from combat)
    • +1Xp to Melee and Archery units
    • a free Warrior

    Shepherds
    • (flavour: Growth, Gold)
    • free Weaving tech
    • Sheep in BFC

    Origin Myth
    • (flavour: Science, Culture, Religion)
    • +1:gp: (Great Prophet) per turn

    Fishers
    • (flavour: Growth, Gold)
    • free Fishing tech
    • Fish in BFC
    • (requires water in city vicinity of course)

    Large Tribe
    • (flavour: Growth)
    • a free Settler
    • a free Gathere

    I would probably also remove all starting techs from all civs.
     
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    Classical

    Divide and Rule
    • (flavour: Autocracy, Military)
    • every 10 turns damages relationship between two random civ you have contact with
    • -1% War :c5angry: per city
    • +1% Enemy War :c5angry: per city

    Cradle of Democracy

    • (flavour: Democracy)
    • free Politics tech
    • boosts democracy related civic buildings (+yield, commerce or :) )
    • democracy related civic buildings are built 50% faster

    Mare Nostrum

    • (flavour: Military, Gold)
    • free Coastal Guard for all ships
    • +25% ship production
    • +1:commerce: on water tiles
    • (requires water in city vicinity of course)

    Mandate of Heaven

    • (flavour: Autocracy, Religion)
    • boosts autocracy related civic buildings (+yield, commerce or :) )
    • autocracy related civic buildings are built 50% faster
    • spread state :religion: to 4 of your own cities

    Diplomatic Marriages
    • (flavour: Culture)
    • every 10 turns improves diplomatic relations by 1 with a random civ that you have contact with
    • +10%:culture:

    Horde
    • (flavour: Military)
    • a free Horse resource in your territory
    • +1Xp for mounted units
    • receive 4 Horseman units

    Bread and Circuses
    • (flavour: Growth)
    • +3:food: and +1:)
    • Granary and Arena built 50% faster

    Monasticism
    • (flavour:Religion)
    • Temples, Monasteries, Cathedrals, Scriptorium and religious civic buildings built 50% faster
    • +1:gp: (Great Prophet) per turn
     
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    Medieval

    Holy Empire
    • (not yet sure about the effects but this would represent/replace the Holy Roman Empire)

    Reconquista
    • (flavour: Military, Religion)
    • spread State:religion: to 4 foreign cities
    • +10% military unit training

    The Last Prophet
    • (flavour: Religion)
    • a free Great Prophet
    • spread state:religion: to 4 of your own cities

    Scholasticism
    • (flavour: Religion, Science, Culture)
    • +10% :culture: and :science: in cities with state:religion:

    Great Migration
    • (flavour: Growth)
    • +1 Population in all cities
    • cities need 10% less :food: to grow

    Divine Wind

    • (flavour: ?)
    • every 10 turns places a Storm on a water tile you own
    • ships have double movement speed in Storms

    Piracy
    • (flavour: Military)
    • free Pirate promotion to all naval units

    Courtly Love
    • (flavour: Military, Culture)
    • +20% mounted unit training
    • Knight's Stable +2:culture:
    • 1 artist slot
     
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    Renaissance

    Sun Never Sets
    • (flavour: Military, Gold)
    • free Speed for naval units
    • +1:gold: from Harbor (and upgrades)
    • Harbor (and upgrades) built 50% faster

    General Winter
    • (flavour: Military)
    • +10% defence in cities
    • enemy units take 10% damage in BFC

    Counter-Reformation
    • (flavour: Religion, Culture)
    • receive 3 Inquisitors
    • Inquisitors trained 50% faster
    • +100:culture: in all cities (one-time culture bomb)
    • +4:culture: from Temple Fort and Holy Office

    Ancien Regime
    • (flavour: Autocracy, Gold)
    • boost some autocracy and feudalism related buildings and build them 50% faster

    Enlightenment
    • (flavour: Science, Culture)
    • +10%:culture:,:science: and :gp:

    Golden Liberty
    • (flavour: Oligarchy, Democracy)
    • boost some aristocracy (oligarchy and democracy) related buildings and build them 50% faster
    • +1 Noble
     
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    Industrial

    Manifest Destiny
    • (flavour: Military)
    • free Sentry to land units

    The Great Trek
    • (flavour: Growth)
    • free Mobility for Settlers and Workers
    • Settlers and Workers trained 50% faster
    • receive 2 Pioneers
    • receive 5 Workers

    Melting Pot
    • (flavour: Culture, Growth)
    • +10% :culture: and :gp:
    • cities require 10% less :food: to grow

    Realpolitik
    • (flavour: Espionage?)
    • every 10 turns improves diplomatic relations by 1 with a random civ that you have contact with
    • every 10 turns damages relationship between two random civ you have contact with
     
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    Modern

    New Deal
    • (flavour: Production)
    • -1% Anarchy per city
    • +5% :hammers:

    Space Race
    • (flavour: Science)
    • +10% Space Ship production
    • +10% :science:

    Big Stick
    • (flavour: Military)
    • +20% military unit production
    • receive a Great Diplomat
    • every 10 turns improves diplomatic relations by 2 with a random civ that you have contact with

    World Peace
    • (flavour: ?)
    • every 20 turns improves diplomatic relations by 1 with EVERY civ that you have contact with
    • -5% War :c5angry: per city
    • +5% Enemy War :c5angry: per city
    • +1% Golden Age length per city
     
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    Trans-Human

    Final Frontier
    • (flavour: Science)
    • +33% Space Ship production

    The Singularity
    • (flavour: Science, Military)
    • +10% :science:
    • +2Xp for Mechas
    • Mechas and Android Workers trained 10% faster
    • +1 Android (specialist) in every city

    Cyber-Punk
    • (flavour: Gold)
    • -1% cost per city to hurry production

    Cognitive Liberty
    • (flavour: Democracy, Culture)
    • +10% :culture:, :gp: and :)

    Post-Scarcity
    • (flavour: Growth, Gold, Production)
    • +5% :), :hammers: and :gold:

    Ascension
    • (flavour: Religion)
    • spread state :religion: to 10 own and foreign cities
    • receive a Great Prophet
     
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    As it is visible, the list is far from complete and balanced.

    I am happy with the Ancient era and relaxed with the Classical. Medieval has enough choices (8) but it isn't polished yet. Renaissance and Trans-Human could work already with 6 choices but 8 would be better and needs polishing too. Industrial and Modern are simply half-done (or less).

    But since this module is only in research and planning phase I am happy with it :)
     
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    Hey! I figured I’d reply again to you in this thread so we don’t clutter up the other thread less exclusively devoted to the topic. I have to admit here I am not familiar at all with Civ 4 modding, I’ve really exclusively done coding with Civ 5 thus far. I don’t really know where the technical limits of some of my suggestions lie on the spectrum of “easily coded - feasible but impractical - not within the limits of the engine”. So, take all of my further suggestions with a big ol’ grain of salt.

    How about it abstracting it just a touch and having it be a defensive culture themed legacy. I’m not sure if it’s doable but maybe make it more difficult for other civs to culture flip your tiles. That way for players with hotly contested borders it could be a way of edging out on top of a slightly more culturally powerful empire. From my understanding of the period a large part of it was done to try to prevent the westernization of Japan from what they viewed as culturally inferior barbarians who didn’t know how to bathe properly and to preserve the rigid social hierarchy of Japan.

    If something like that wouldn’t be feasible or would be too unbalanced, perhaps it could be used as an espionage focused legacy for the Renaissance period. Perhaps something like an increased chance of exposing foreign spy activities combined with either raw espionage points from say walls or a general percentage boost to overall espionage production. That way it can encourage players to protect their cities from foreign influence.

    Perhaps in the same line as Sakoku above, it could be abstracted slightly so it doesn’t have to be exclusively tied to the nationalism focus. Maybe for instance if it’s possible to code you could unlock access to a sort of “cultural inquisitor” unit that could conduct missions to remove foreign culture from a city. I know there’s been many games of Civ I’ve played where a hotly contested city ends up with culture from 3 or 4 cities and even when I start generating massive amounts of culture it takes a very long time to replace the previous owners influence. Or perhaps a modifier that speeds up the rate that you replace foreign culture over time. A third alternative could be a reduction or removal of resistance time in captured cities to encourage a mass blitz of military activity. A fourth alternative still could be to emphasize the agrarian idealism of the ideology and give bonuses to farms, like +1 culture or something. It could even be a sort of counter growth legacy to melting pot and say provide +1 food on farm tiles. That way melting pot would be a growth strategy for players heavy on cottages/workshops and this legacy could be for more farm heavy players.

    I can think of two possibilities here. The first one could be a mobility promotion of some sort for missionaries. The second could be a production modifier for missionaries. Even combined that might work so it would be possible for players to start mass producing missionaries at an accelerated rate to spread quickly around the world. Or it could give a large number of free missionaries when you take it. Something like popping several in the capitol or one in each city with your religion.

    I look forward to seeing your ideas for these.
     
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    It's okay. I'll let you know if something is not possible or possible just not for me. I'M no programmer, so I work only with XML and some graphics. Maybe a veeeery little python.
    But all brainstorming is welcome. An idea may not work as described at first but may lead to an other one that does :)

    Hmmm... An espionage defence and culture defence themed legacy would be cool for the renaissance. Will look into it :thumbsup:

    Good idea but unfortunately there is no code for that.

    I can make a +1 specialist per Farms in city vicinity bonus but a bit worried that it would be overpowered. :shifty:

    Great Awakening:
    I think I just add a free Priest specialist in every cities to it.

    I also want to redesign Ascension
    It should be a Religion-Technology fusion thing. The perfection of mankind as a religious goal but through scientific tools. Something similar as the Bene Gesserit in Dune universe and/or the Nietzscheans of Andromeda. Need to get some stats for it...
     
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    Okay, more ideas:

    Great Leap Forwar [Industrial]
    • (flavour: Production)
    • a free specialist per Industry improvements
    • +50% production for Factory (and probably some other industrial buildings too)
    I think Rollback could work well as an espionage themed legacy for the Modern era. Although sometimes it was more military action in nature than covert ops (at least what I read) it will be okay IMO.
    • (flavour: Espionage)
    • receive 3 Top Secret Agents (normally you can have only 1)
    • a free promotion for Espionage unit
    • +10%:espionage:
    Accelerationism [Trans-Human] could be this:
    • (flavour: Gold)
    • -1% cost per city to hurry production
    • +50% Trade Routes
     
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    Alright, I appreciate your patience then.

    Glad to hear you like the sounds of it.

    Yeah, just off the top of my head it might basically double the effective pops of a smaller city or something like that depending on how the improvements are constructed.

    A very basic idea off the top of my head could be something like + 1 :health: and + 1:science: per church (or equivalent) or having Priest specialists give + 1 :science:.
     
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    Going through Civ6's Policy Cards helps with more brainstorming, researching and planning:

    I think Machiavellianism would be an easier choice for a Renaissance Legacy than Sakoku.
    • (flavour: Espionage)
    • receive a Great Spy
    • +10% :espionage:
    Found an 8th legacy for the Renaissance:
    Triangular Trade
    • (flavour: Gold)
    • +50% Foreign Trade Route Yield
    Industrial Era

    Total War
    • (Flavour: Military)
    • military units produced with :food:
    • +10% military unit production
    • enemy units killed around your cities generate :gold:
    Modern Era

    Second Strike
    • (Flavour: Military)
    • +25% to Nuke production
    • +10% city defence
    • defensive structures are built +50% faster
    Hallyu
    • (Flavour: Culture, Growth)
    • receive a Great Artist
    • +20%:culture:
    • +1:)/10%:culture: slider

    Their Finest Hour
    • (Flavour: Military)
    • +25% production for Air units
    • +2Xp for Air units
     
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