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Freeciv Longturn: "one turn per day" multiplayer

Discussion in 'Other Civ-Related Games' started by Gavran, Nov 18, 2017.

  1. Gavran

    Gavran Chieftain

    Nov 18, 2017
    Hello everybody. I have seen that Freeciv has been mentioned a few times on this forum, but for some reason I have a feeling that almost nobody is familiar with the Longturn variant, which is a pity because it has some amazing properties that make it very different from other variants of the game.

    (Just to be on the safe side, in case someone is not familiar with it, Freeciv is a heavily moddable Open-Source version of Cilivization; rooted somewhere between Civ2 and Civ3, it's flexibility takes it much further and in many other directions. The project has been running for 25 years now and at the moment has a fully-functional game, with mods and patches being published regularly.)

    You can find a slightly more detailed explanation here, but in a nutshell: Longturn is (obviously) played "one turn per day" which has the following consequences:

    1. More people can play it at the same time
    2. You can have a life and a job and still play a good and thought-through game, also no "just one more turn" syndrome :D
    3. You have all the time you need for diplomatic negotiations

    The Longturn.org community has been around for 14 years now and has played maybe even a hundred games so far. We have a few different "types" of games: standard LT, "ladder wars" (sort of a small team deathmatch), team games, scenarios (German 19th Century Unification running at the moment, WWI incoming in a month or two) and occasionally an experimental game when we want to test some drastic change in the ruleset in the real game (there are also quick test games before the "real" ones to check if there are any glitches in the ruleset for the next game).

    Right now two games are about to start: LT39 and LT40. They have slightly different settings so you may want to check them out.

    LT39: Full introduction and official signup page

    LT40: Full introduction and official signup page

    The scheduled start for both games is November 22nd.

    After you sign up, you also have to confirm participation by clicking the appropriate field. If you don't, your nation will not be created and you will not be able to start.

    If there are any questions, of course, don't hesitate to ask :)

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