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Founded Religion Without a Pantheon

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Browd, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. Browd

    Browd Dilettante Administrator

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    Did a quick search and didn't see discussion of this on the various "how-many-different-ways-can-I-found-a-religion" threads.

    Playing an Immortal game with Babylon, so I ignored shrines, etc. and made no effort to build faith (got 4 faith from a visit to La Venta). As I was building the university in my capital, the Celts enhanced, so I thought, well, that's that. But, I still wanted to build faith to buy a late-game GE with Order and/or late-game GSs, so I started throwing up shrines and temples and then I thought -- why not build Hagia Sophia and plant the GP to get SH-level faith accumulation?

    So, when uni was done, started building Hagia Sophia. Out popped a GP and, to my amazement, it allowed me to found a religion, including picking a belated pantheon belief. And the best part is I got Messenger of the Gods, Ceremonial Burial and Feed the World (another great use for those shrines and temples).

    I did not know you could do this. :D
     
  2. Itstrucktwice

    Itstrucktwice Chieftain

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    There is a limit on the number of religions that are able to be founded. For example if there were 4 religions, and nobody else had a pantheon, the Celts enhanced but there was still 1 more slot for a religion.
     
  3. Hammer Rabbi

    Hammer Rabbi Deity GOTM Staff

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    interesting. i havent done that yet and im pleased to hear you get a pantheon with it. i will have to consider that religion strategy in future games.
     
  4. Browd

    Browd Dilettante Administrator

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    When I did this, one more religion could still be founded, and two other civs had pantheons but had not yet founded religions before the Celts enhanced.

    Curious whether a GP with the Liberty finisher would work the same as the GP from HG.
     
  5. Harv72b

    Harv72b Prince

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    It does. So would a GP spawned from the Leaning Tower if you somehow got that far into the game with any religions left available (and without getting a pantheon).
     
  6. HelloGoodbye123

    HelloGoodbye123 Warlord

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    ive done it twice, and did explain you can still get a pantheon, but only when you found a religion. the thread is probably long gone. but yea, thought it was neat as well
     
  7. afedyuki

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    Actually it is better to get GE from Liberty and use him to rush build Hagia Sophia to get a free GP. This way you end up with an extra wonder. But yeah, it would also work.

     

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