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DMAW02: The Magnficent Seven

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Succession Games' started by pholkhero, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. pholkhero

    pholkhero Deviant Mind

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    DMAW02: The Magnficent Seven

    The Old Man settled into his chair, looking round at his gathered people. "It is time, my people. Time to Remember how we arrived at this point in our lives. There was a time before we lived under the Great Law. This law, which keeps the peace, was instituted many, many years ago, after a very long war. It is this war that I've gathered you here to speak of . . .

    Seven of us, there were, in the beginning.

    The Russian
    Trained in the fisticuffs, this bear of a man uses his physical size to pummel his enemies into submission . . .

    The Carthaginian
    A master of holds and wrestling. It is rumored that he killed the leopard he wears with his bare hands . . .

    The Aztec
    He is a specialist of Capoira; his wild kicks and spins mirror his unstable personality . . .

    The Roman
    Used to using his charms and good looks to get his way, he is also quite skilled in the art of fencing . . .

    The Englishwoman
    Her nickname is the "Black Widow" for few who encounter her, survive it . . .

    The Mongol
    Trained in a deep, secluded monastery in the foothills of Mongolia, he is practiced in the Five Deadly Venoms style . . .

    The Japanese
    I have been taught by the sword since I was orphaned at the age of 4. The only life I've known has been reflected off a blood-covered blade . . .

    We banded together to drive the Evil Emperor from the land. It took everything that we had, and some of us almost lost our life, but we succeeded, and the land was free for the first time in thousands
    of years. The people, kept in a state of near constant panic, fear and anxiety, had barely risen past the level of hunter-gatherers. Now, though, with the Emperor gone, the people here had a chance for life.


    They banded around us seven, looking up to us as their leaders. What
    did I know of leading a people? I knew only death . . . death by my
    hands . . . but i grew into my new role. I took on the people of my
    tribe. Their problems became my problems, their hopes became my hopes.
    When they were hurt, i cried, and when they traded jokes, I laughed. I
    soon came to forget my former life. The years passed, I took a wife,
    and had a son and daughter by her. "My heirs" the people call them.

    Then, everything changed . . . one night, as I was out adjudicating an
    argument a donkey, they came to my home. They found only my wife and
    the children, but that didn't matter. If they couldn't have me, they
    decided the next best thing was to send me a message.

    I came home to find my family murdered in their beds. The people wept
    along with me for 3 straight days, with the men swearing revenge, the
    women beating their breasts. I knew the path i was being led down . . .
    knew and didn't care. The life of death that i knew so long ago came
    back to me so easily . . . but i couldn't leave my people. They are as
    much my children as --

    I dispatched some runners to see what was going on with the other
    tribes. They all returned within days, telling tales of huge farms,
    large pastures of grazing animals, and above all, the sounds of weapons
    being forged.

    It was time now . . . these people shall become my avengers. We shall wage war upon them all until we find he who was behind this vicious murder . . .

    Leader: Tokugawa of Japan
    Opponents: Stalin, Hannibal, Montezuma, Augustus, Elizabeth & Genghis Khan
    Difficulty: Monarch
    Map: Highlands, Ridgelines, Seas
    Size: Small
    Speed: Epic
    Variants:
    * Always War
    * Raging Barbs
    * No Tech Trading(?)

    Roster (7 of course for this game!)
    Pholkhero
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    Imhotep
    Patagonia
    Cabledawg
    Cosmichail

    ** Sign-ups must:
    1) Have never played with any of us, in any form, before OR provide Pholkhero w/sufficient flattery (note: Pholkhero has final determination of what is 'sufficient')
    2) Must be prepared to write detailed reports. The focus will be on the storyline in this one, as Tokugawa seeks to avenge his family. Not all reports need by role-played, 1 out 2 or 3 should be.

    Start and first 30 in 12 hours or less!
     
  2. patagonia

    patagonia Chieftain

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    Private patagonia reporting for duty sir!

    Looking forward to helping Tokugawa deliver some swift samurai justice to avenge the death of his loved ones.
     
  3. pholkhero

    pholkhero Deviant Mind

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    excellent. roster updated. Imhotep, check in!!
     
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    ·Imhotep· Legendary Builder

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    O-kaeri nasai pholkhero san ! :worship:




    Let's kill someone... :ar15:

    :) :D
     
  5. Cabledawg

    Cabledawg Chieftain

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    Id like to sign up for this one. Im currently in another SG (Time Gentlemen), but Ive got some free time.
     
  6. pholkhero

    pholkhero Deviant Mind

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    roster changed....looking for just one more . . .
     
  7. Rex Tyrannus

    Rex Tyrannus 280lbs of gross stupidity

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    Perhaps more appropriate...

    Or more so...

    Aye, I'll sign up for some killin'.
     
  8. Cabledawg

    Cabledawg Chieftain

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    Is it me or does the Great Wall seem like a priority no matter what start we have?
     
  9. pholkhero

    pholkhero Deviant Mind

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    hmmm...not sure if we can afford a trip to Happy Little Wonderland, even if it's for such a very good reason . . . it certainly poses an interesting conundrum...
     
  10. patagonia

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    Admittedly the Ironman Challenge was more of a last-to-die event than a game with the aim of victory, but that showed it was very possible to build a couple of early wonders on Immortal, AW and raging barbs.

    The Great Wall seems to effectively drop the difficulty by a level every time you build it (hence it being nerfed in the patch I guess), but being protective, I'd be inclined to go without it and pick up archery early. Get some bows loaded up with first strike promotions against the barbies early on and they'll eat enemy cats for breakfast if things get a bit hectic as time progresses. The area in which the Great Wall would probably help most is giving us a GE to lightbulb machinery or engineering with, but we could always take our chances with that by using the Oracle (which is half the hammers) to grab metal casting and running an early engineer specialist off a forge.
     
  11. Ozbenno

    Ozbenno Fly Fly Away Moderator Hall of Fame Staff

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    Lurker's Comment

    About time you started this pholk. And this time make sure General Beast gets to 100XP!
     
  12. pholkhero

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    Shut up will yah! ;) :)

    that, on the other hand, isn't such a bad idea . . .



    will play later, and we're still looking for our Seventh Member . . .
     
  13. GreyFox

    GreyFox Make it so ...

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    Who murdered my wife ... wait no, .... who murdered my wives? I will seek you out no matter the cost. Let the Ninjas romp free!

    --

    small with 8 civs? Might as well turn on OCC ... no, wait ... that will make it too easy (ironically) for us.

    The storyline sounds like SGOTM02 ... now that's a nightmare for me, so let's hope this one is different. :hammer:
     
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    Tell me thats not our start.
     
  15. GreyFox

    GreyFox Make it so ...

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    Geez ... I thought there is always a food resource in the BFC of the starting location? Perhaps there will be one in one of the fog. Not having seafood is a b!tch though ...
     
  16. Rex Tyrannus

    Rex Tyrannus 280lbs of gross stupidity

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    Welcome to highlands. Resource spread can be brutal. It just means we need to go out and kill folks for our daily bread. What's wrong with that?
     
  17. pholkhero

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    The Old Man leaned forward, stoking the fire some to warm his cooling bones. "I remember the day we settled here . . . " He was building Kyoto again, brick by brick, in the blazing embers. "It was the cooling Autumn, just like now. . . .

    I stood over the lake here, gazing into its waters . . .

    I remember feeling a tall as the trees that day, proud as I was of our people, though my heart was troubled. Once i received the news that the other Warlords were preparing for war, I knew I must prepare mine as well. We had known Peace only a generation, and again War was kicking her out, and making us go out and buy her cigarettes and booze, stupid, farkin' -- :mischief:

    So we built this town, Kyoto, named for my poor mother, one of the last victims of the Evil Emperor Zerg.
    Spoiler Small Overview Map :




    I left the village in capable hands, and sought out myself to find some news. It wasn't long before I detected a rat:


    Agents of the Russian.

    What were they doing here? Things certainly were getting strange.

    And then, I came upon agents of the Mongolian:


    I approached through the local fauna, moving with the noise of shadow:

    I followed this hapless Scout for several days, never revealing myself to him. I wanted to find out what he was doing here.

    It didn't take long. The Mongolian sent him here to report back on our lands. I must not allow him to return.


    He did indeed have a map of our region:


    I continued west after my encounter, trying to see if any other warlords had sent their people here. The encounter with both the Russian's and the Mongolian's men was more than coincidence...but what could it mean?

    With these thoughts in mind, i approached a local village, north of Kyoto. The people welcomed me with open arms, bestowing small baubles and treasures upon me!

    It is tough that these people adore me so . . . for I must send them to die one day. And if not them, then their sons and brothers and . . .

    But if i do not prepare the people, who would? No, it must be me. There can be no other!

    I was still there, out in the wilderness, trying to find out just what lay to our east . . .

    Spoiler more game stuff :

    Buildwise was Worker > Warrior, which will be done in a few, and for techs: Agr > Hunting > Mining, done in some.

    And a map for dotting:

     
  18. pholkhero

    pholkhero Deviant Mind

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    So, i went w/Agr to farm those grasslands there since we've got NO food! Here's hoping there's copper AND iron!! We could still swap to Masonry, too, if we wanted, for the Great Wall.

    Roster
    Pholkhero > just played
    Rex > UP NOW and playing quickly so Imhotep can play before the weekend
    GreyFox > on deck and ready to whip
    Imhotep > not leavin' till he's played!
    Patagonia >
    Cabledawg >
    OPEN

    The Widower's Save
     
  19. Rex Tyrannus

    Rex Tyrannus 280lbs of gross stupidity

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    [water sounds, bamboo flute, etc.]
    Widower's save seen
    Turns tonight maybe? Not sure
    Next installment soon
    [/end crappy midi]
     
  20. pholkhero

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    Patch?? I vote yes!
     

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