Welcome to Civfanatics' Gods & Kings Introductory Guide! What follows seeks to help you adjust to some of the biggest changes in the Civ5 expansion. If you've been fastidiously keeping up to date with all the previews we've seen over previous months, a lot of this will not be new to you (though there's bound to be a few things you were not aware of). As you can see in the contents list below, this guide will cover both existing and entirely new areas of the game (we will hopefully have a diplomacy section before too long, but feel free to ask questions). We have not aimed to delve into all the minute details (there are a lot! Free virtual cookie for the first person to figure out how 'Interfaith Dialog' works!), but to give a general summary to help you feel comfortable jumping straight into a new game. The religion and espionage sections include a bit more detail than the remainder of the guide, as these are entirely new features of the game that require greater explanation to be understood.
This guide would not have been possible without the collobaration of many individuals, namely, Sam 'SamBC' Barnett-Cormack, Joey 'jdog5000' Durham, 'Ekmek' and Bob 'Sirian' Thomas as section writers, with invaluable editorial collaboration from MadDjinn and Paul 'vexing' Grimes, and additional input from Pfeffersack and Andrew 'ainwood' Inwood. Overall, it's safe to say that we've all greatly enjoyed our Gods & Kings experiences, and hope this guide will in some small way help you to get the most out of the game too.
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