C3C, continents, hot seat, 70% ocean, raging barbs Global: An Experiment in Negative Capability Table of Contents (for speedy navigation to the good parts) - Ch 1-31 Updated 14 July 2010 Spoiler : Fourth Millennium BCC Chapter One: The Tribes of Atlan Chapter Two: The Tribes of Euria Chapter Three: The Tribes of Pacifika Third Millennium BCC Chapter Four: Iroquoia Chapter Five: England Chapter Six: Netherlands Chapter Seven: America Chapter Eight: Gaul Chapter Nine: Japan Chapter Ten: Byzantium Chapter Eleven: Spain Second Millennium BCC Ch 12: Carved Words - Iroquoia Ch 13: First Dynasties - Iroquoia Ch 14: Bronze and Gold - England Ch 15: English Iron Age - England Ch 16: A Peaceful Race - Netherlands Ch 17: Devil & the Deep - Pacifika Ch 18: Growing Up - Pacifika Ch 19: Decline & Fall - Pacifika Ch 20: Dawn of the Eastern Iron Age - Euria Ch 21: The Omphalic Land - Spain Ch 22: The Heroic Expansion - Spain First Millennium BCC Ch 23: Troubles with Barbarians - Atlan Ch 24: Laws and Ideas - Atlan Ch 25: The Council and the Sage - Atlan Ch 26: The Circle of Strife - Euria Ch 27: Tyrannic Prosperity - Euria Ch 28: Cathaoirs at the Gate - Euria Ch 29: Goddess of War - Euria Ch 30: The Last Samurai - Pacifika Ch 31: Barb on Barb Violence - Pacifika Introduction (boring) Spoiler : This is more than one thing. First, it is the story of a planet. Just below that, it is the story of a game. It is a game that takes all cultures, land, astrophysics, religions, dreams, technologies, arts and passions of humanity and drops them in blender. Then you stay up all night doodling with it. I'm obsessed with this game. I want to see it be more like real history. The difference between real history and Civ 3 is that in Civ 3 you only get to see the world from one nation's vantage point. So this is also an experiment in seeing a Civ 3 planet's history from a global perspective. I've known time and again what it looks like from my point of view. This is an attempt to see it objectively by using multiplayer mode. Of course most modern philosophers and cognitive psychologists will tell you there is no way to see something objectively—that is, to see something is inherently a subjective process. So instead I try here to see the world as Sid Meier recreated it, but see from eight different subjective points of view. In each case, then, it's necessary to maintain my separate subjectivities, to try and not see this world through my own eyes, what John Keats called 'negative capability,' to immerse into each of the eight civilizations own uncertainties and limitations. So this is one story, but it is also eight stories. Or it is one story about my own ability to not be. Also, it has pictures. Map, 200 BCC Spoiler : 200 BCC 1300 BCC 3000 BCC Comments welcome. Can you guess who's going to win yet?