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Dang, Yo! - How to Get Decimated but still be a Dashing Dictator on Deity

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Stories & Let's Plays' started by Mzrokks, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. Mzrokks

    Mzrokks Rammy VS the World

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    Ok, first thing first. This is a new story where, playing as Harun al-Rashid against seven others, I attempt to beat (or survive, actually) Deity.


    These are my settings. I will be writing this story at the same time as my other story, How to Rule the Seas. This should, however, be more interesting.

    I will intervere sometimes with quotes from Harun the Dictator's favourite books, for example: The Arabian Dictionary as told by Comrade Harun.


    I, as with most of our politician, despised posing for portraits and preferred more natural paintings. Text and picture from: "al-Rashid - my Autobiography"



    So Arabia starts here. I spot many resources in the surrounding area - silver, elephants, sugar, wheat. I found Mecca and send my settlers to find better sites for the Arabian empire.



    What the weasels? It's a new leader already! And he likes yoghurt! Delightful!
    Harun: What flavour of yoghurt do you like?
    Suleiman: Coffee, milk, sugar and rum. It is delicious! Try some!
    Harun: :eek: No thank you.


    Suleiman offers co-operation, which I graciously accept.

    More tomorrow!
     

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  2. Lord Lakely

    Lord Lakely Idea Fountain

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    Actually, in my current game, I ran into a very aggro RamKhamHaeng after like... 5 turns or so? Luckily, Sulley is generally less aggressive :D

    I happened to have played as Arabia on Earth some weeks back (Prince Difficulty, Epic Speed, starting position: Congo) and I can guarantee: Africa's a GREAT Continent to start on ^_^

    Good Luck :)
     
  3. Mzrokks

    Mzrokks Rammy VS the World

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    Africa? Sure?
     
  4. Lord Lakely

    Lord Lakely Idea Fountain

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    Yeah. TONS of different Luxuries in a large quantities, many Hills for good early-game production and enough Jungles for Scientific Trading Post Spam (+ Rationalism). The only thing the region lacks are Food (only South Africa has Grassland and only the Egypt and Songhai regions have Flood Plains) and Forests. No Furs and Dyes either, but both can be traded by the Eurasian and South American Civs respectively.

    I'm expecting some huge Harunownage to happen. He totally rocks this map :)
     
  5. Sparthage

    Sparthage Fighting Tyranny

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    Is that the Nile? If so, that's a very strong start. I was able to clobber out an Emperor cultural win with Ghandi with a very similar start on the Tiny map.
     
  6. b.orchid

    b.orchid Chieftain

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    Starting near floodplains is always good too...and look at all those luxuries! Nice! I've never done a start outside of ancient era so will watch with interest. :)
     
  7. Mzrokks

    Mzrokks Rammy VS the World

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    I thank you for your enthusiasm and can assure you that you are about 12 times more optimistic about me winning than I am!


    After one turn or so, Arabia looks like this. I doubt the riches of Africa will have much effect on my victory possibilities.
    This is really nice! I thought Deity was full of big leaders demanding you to give them your resources!



    "Turk: The Turks are fat, selfish and miserly people. They regularly demand gifts of sugar, which is thought to keep them alive. If you come across a Turk, run in the opposite direction very quickly." Extract from: 'The Young Arabian's Propaganda Dictionary, Book 2'.

    I can't afford to anger Suleiman, and I have one sugar remaining, so I give him what he wants. He's weaker than me now, but I bet that's only because he hasn't settled all his settlers yet. Oh, and by the way, lack of food resources hasn't troubled me (yet, at least).
    I think I was thrown into a crowded area.


    We're going to get along icily, but without war, like the US and Russia in the Cold War.

    If he stays away from me, we'll get along fine.
    Oh, and Suleiman won't declare war on me. We'll be good acquaintinces.

    In the same turn, too. Oh dear. I do hope my predictions come true!




    :cry::cry::cry:


    I think Caesar is getting a bit too comfortable. He doesn't deserve South Africa. I should have seeked him out and crushed him when he was just Rome, but now he expands rapidly.


    No funny ideas, pal.



    We're going to be best buddies!
    Harun: Salut!
    Napoleon: Vous parlez francais? Ah, tres bien! Je suis Napoleon, et toi?
    Harun: (Searching in his phrasebook) Chou!
    Napoleon: Pardon??
    Harun: (Throws away phrasebook) Did I just call you cabbage?
    That went well.


    ?لماذا
    Does everything go wrong on Deity? I get on so well with Napoleon! I refuse, but I don't insult Montezuma - or that would come back to haunt me!

    (Sigh) Au revoir, Napoleon. I hope you both destroy each other.
     

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  8. b.orchid

    b.orchid Chieftain

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    At least Monty is distracted for the time being ...
     
  9. Mzrokks

    Mzrokks Rammy VS the World

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    Yes, at least that's true.


    It seems my friendship with Napoleon de France was never meant to be...

    He's living dangerously there. One less opponent, hopefully.

    I set out to discover undiscovered lands, with nearly instant results!


    Who should I worry about? I think for now Montezuma (because his military is huge) and Caesar (because he gobbled up most of Africa and has a big army as well). Harun was a bad choice (duh!), because gold is useless up til now.

    I mean, do you blame me?
    Pliny: A Pliny is someone who laughs at everything and nothing. Also known as a physcotic clown. (From Who are the People of Other Lands? by Harun al-Rashid)

    I dislike Caesar very much. Here he gets touchy about my military close to his borders. You built cities right next to my cities! Good grief!

    This looks bad for me.
     

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  10. Mzrokks

    Mzrokks Rammy VS the World

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    Quick update!

    I discover the North Americans...

    I am greeted by a Professional Walrus trainer called Bismarck.

    And the South Americans...

    I am greeted here by Alex the hair model and his pet, the Loch Ness Monster.

    That's all for now!
     

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  11. Mzrokks

    Mzrokks Rammy VS the World

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    I toy with the idea of eliminating Gandhi via another player. I don't accept just yet - I can't give Montezuma Open Borders or he'll discover my weakness and attack me.


    Bismarck pops up demanding silver. Oh, fine. But only once, you hear? Only this once.
    Harun: You want silver? For a ring? You're getting married?? To whom??
    Bismarck: (Coughcough) Alexander...
    Harun: :eek2:...Ok...

    If I may interrupt, actually, I have no idea how to win. But it has something to do with not getting conquered, so I'll stick to that.
    :D
    The first good news in...les see...three decades.

    Or does this mean the Arabian people are mostly obese?
    :think:


    Arabian Scholar: Sire! We have discovered Atomic Theory and entered the Modern Age!
    Harun: That is magnificent news, my wise scholar. No go and blow something up! :nuke::crazyeye::nuke:
    Arabian Scholar 2: Er...we do not have any uranium, sir.
    Harun: آه يا عزيزي!



    In foreign news, Gandhi wants whales!
    Harun: NO!
    Arabian Eye (Tabloid circa 1900s): THE MAHATMA IS PARTIAL TO WHALE MEAT!
    Gandhi has annoyed me.

    That's a cheap price. I hope Suleiman will do his job well.

    Go for it!

    Poor Gandhi, of course, does not know he has just been backstabbed.

    Goodbye, my Indian friend.


    And then, out of the blue...

    I blame it on karma.
     

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  12. Mzrokks

    Mzrokks Rammy VS the World

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    You know, I think this was a bad prediction now.

    وما هي رسالتكم قبعة سخيف!
    ولذلك هناك!
     
  13. Mzrokks

    Mzrokks Rammy VS the World

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    Napoleon's declaration of war did have good effects - all the other leaders feel sorry for me.



    I convince the hated Caesar to save me.
    Harun: Help, oh mighty one! :bowdown:
    Caesar: We'll do it...for gold, elephants and whales...
    Arabian Eye (Tabloid circa 1900s): CAESAR LIKES WHALEMEAT TOO!
    Caesar: You have silly tabloids, you know that?


    My Propaganda Minister sets to work distributing posters. This is the design he presented to me:

    I punch him in the nose and return to world affairs.


    HAHA! My rival should have trouble surviving now!
     

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  14. YourDeath/TSAR

    YourDeath/TSAR Warlord

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    Hahahahahahahahahahahah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Lolololololololl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    U made my year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  15. yahzuk

    yahzuk Agent of Chaos

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    Great poster
     
  16. Historybuff

    Historybuff The title isn't long enou

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    The poster is hilarious!!!!!!:lol::lol::lol:

    Your people will fight till their last breath from that poster.:lol:
     
  17. Mzrokks

    Mzrokks Rammy VS the World

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    And you haven't even seen his second offer yet!


    "Great and magnificent sire!" shouts my Propaganda Minister. "I have a magnificent poster to show you!"

    I scratch my turban. "But that is a picture of Napoleon the Terrible," I shake my head. "Which you have scribbled on with a red ink pen."
    "It is my greatest work!" the Minister replies.
    Doctors are working on fixing his nose.
     

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  18. Mosher

    Mosher Mushroom dad

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    If only the USSR had your proganda ministers, they might rule the world now. :p
     
  19. YourDeath/TSAR

    YourDeath/TSAR Warlord

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    Mosher:
    "If only the USSR had your proganda ministers, they might rule the world now. "
    That
     
  20. Mzrokks

    Mzrokks Rammy VS the World

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    What?
     

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