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[PTW] GOTM 183 America Emperor -- Discussion and Spoilers

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Game of the Month' started by Più Freddo, Jun 27, 2021.

  1. Più Freddo

    Più Freddo From space, earth is blue

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    GOTM 183 All Things Being Equal
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  2. Più Freddo

    Più Freddo From space, earth is blue

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    In this game, you will rule as Joseph Robinette Biden over the Americans, who are Expansionist and Industrious and start the game with the knowledge of Masonry and Pottery. This is an Emperor-level game. The Americans this time have two Unique Units! One is the F-15, a Jet Fighter replacement. The other is the Buffalo Soldier, a Cavalry replacement with better defence.

    In this game, all things are Equal -- in the beginning. Will Equality last, or will ability, ambition, willpower, talent and chutzpah make a difference in outcome? Will these differences be accepted or even acceptable? How will the Black Cavalry fare on the battle field? Will there be winners and a losers?

    It may be that Joe will find some other contemporary personalities of power in this game. How will he fare against them?

    This game was created by Più Freddo.

    Starting Position

    gotm_183_start.jpg

    and

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    Somewhere on this map, President Lincoln has appeared out of the depths of History to stand by and support his people. President Lincoln behaves in every way like a Scout.

    Scope of the Game


    Normal-Size Map
    Pangaea, 60% water, 5 billion years old, wet and warm
    Roaming Barbarians
    AI Civs: 7 Select Opponents

    Time Plan

    The game is released on July 1, 2021.
    Submissions are due by September 30, 2021.

    PLEASE NOTE THE DATE!

    Game Release Page

    Game release page

    Spoiler Limit

    Pre-Game Discussion

    No spoiler information from after opening the game save file is allowed!

    (This limit will be changed as the game progresses.)
     
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  3. Captain_Jack

    Captain_Jack Warlord Supporter

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    I'm sure I will found my capital city right where I am. It looks to me like a prime location. Wouldn't it be nice if there was iron in those hills?
    With Honest Abe somewhere distant would it be a smart move to build another scout on this pangea map? I could see popping huts all over and reaping a massive benefit.

    buffalo-soldiers-large.jpg But it's all just biding time until we can import our Dreadlock Rastas and unleash them on the world. Thanks Piu Freddo, this looks like it will be fun.
     
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  4. milr

    milr Warlord

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    If I get Abe back to Washington, DC, will he replace sleepy Joe?
     
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  5. milr

    milr Warlord

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    I will at least consider moving 2NW for first city and next city 2S of opening settler position, for improved mobility, if start location is well southwest of map center.
    Otherwise, start location is just fine with me.
     
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  6. templar_x

    templar_x usually walks his talks

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    as good as it is, this start still does not provide for a 4t-combo settler factory in despotism. we would require another cow in the fat cross. so if that could be obtained, i sure would consider moving the settler from its start position.
    t_x
     
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  7. ignas

    ignas kunigaikstis

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    You can chop a game forest and get a 4 turner
     
  8. Più Freddo

    Più Freddo From space, earth is blue

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    Yes, it's a wonderful little 4-turner right there, but I guess not a 4-turn combo. It's just Emperor after all. What do you expect?
     
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  9. Più Freddo

    Più Freddo From space, earth is blue

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    Forbidden Palace Available or Size 12

    Spoilers are allowed covering the game up until being allowed to build the Forbidden Palace or reaching the size 12, in one of your cities, whichever occurs earlier.

    No spoiler information from after fulfilling the spoiler requirement is allowed!
     
  10. Captain_Jack

    Captain_Jack Warlord Supporter

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    GOTM_183 America

    I found New Amsterdam in place and send my scouts in search of fertile lands. We are in wide open country and the next few centuries will see me building and placing settlers in all directions. One of my scouts popped a hut that spawned a settler in the far eastern desert. I settled him in place but that proved decisive as it was farther away from my capital than I would normally have settled and it compelled me to grow more cities east to connect him. Eventually oil was found in that region, and it was in my land because I fought the Indians for the desert.

    It was not until 2950 B.C. that I contacted another civilization, Russia. They were not willing to trade much, but the huts kept me in the science loop and by 1790 B.C. I was in contact with all the other civs. My Lincoln Scout suffered death at the hand of the barbarians and I had some barb problems for quite a while. There was so much open land and I took a LONG time to settle my zone down.

    By 1250 B.C. the Forbidden Palace was possible. I was paying a small 8 gpt tribute to Russia for peace and I was even in technology with all the Civs. Not winning, but not losing, and with hope for the future.
     
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  11. Green Bear

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    4000 BC
    Settle in place.

    3950 BC
    Goody hut gives a free worker.

    3500 BC
    Goody hut gives Warrior Code.

    3400 BC
    Goody hut gives Bronze Working.
    My Scout meets a russian warrior.

    3350 BC
    Discover Ceremonial Burial.

    3200 BC
    Contact to Persia.

    3050 BC
    Contact to Greece.

    3000 BC
    Goody hut gives Alphabet.

    2950 BC
    Lincoln meets a spanish warrior.

    2850 BC
    Goody hut pops out New York.

    2750 BC
    Found Boston.

    2670 BC
    Discover Mysticism.

    2630 BC
    Goody hut gives The Wheel.

    2590 BC
    Found Philadelphia.

    2430 BC
    Found Atlanta.

    2310 BC
    My Scout meets a french warrior.

    2270 BC
    Found Chicago.

    2230 BC
    Contact to India.
    Contact to Rome
    Learn Iron Working.

    2190 BC
    Discover Writing.
    Learn Horsback Riding.

    2110 BC
    Found Seattle.

    1790 BC
    Goody hut gives Philosophy.

    1750 BC
    Found San Francisco.
    Forbidden Palace available.
    Russia demands Philosophy. I refuse. They declare war on me.
    1750bc.jpg
     
  12. Nata

    Nata Warlord

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    It's too early to post 1000BC stats and that's my only save so far.

    Thinking back to reaching OCN:
    Settled in place, built a 4-turner with help of 2 extra popped Workers, built a ring of 7 RCP4 cities and that was my OCN.

    Lincoln popped 2 more Workers, a couple of Warriors and some maps. The Workers and Warriors were still trying to get home at OCN time. Home Scout popped 3 Workers total and some more Warriors and maps, and some cash.

    The map is so interesting - I still can't decide on the winning condition. Should I try out Buffalo Cavs and kill everyone? Or should I slog it to Diplo win? Hopefully will know by the next spoiler.
     
  13. Più Freddo

    Più Freddo From space, earth is blue

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    Glad you liked it! It was hard work.
     
  14. Più Freddo

    Più Freddo From space, earth is blue

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    Middle Ages

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  15. Captain_Jack

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    710 B.C. The Republic of America is founded. One nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all. I celebrate by going to war with Rome because they are weak and vulnerable and they have some cities in what I perceive to be my territory. (This game is not bringing out my highest qualities.) I take Neapolis in the north and then eventually settle for peace on easy terms.

    390 A.D. Russia declares. One of two wars with Russia that span nearly a thousand years, but I never saw a Russian troop come to my territory and I never sent one north. A war in name only.

    720 A.D. I declare on India and I take six of their towns, six workers, and all their lands and towns that were intertwined with mine. My Albuquerque is destroyed.

    800 A.D. I enter the Industrial Age. I celebrate by establishing peace with India in exchange for their Democracy and Navigational skills.
     
  16. Più Freddo

    Più Freddo From space, earth is blue

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    I think you rushed ahead there, Jack. The designation "The Middle Ages" may be unclear, the intended meaning is "until you reach the Middle Ages". No big deal, no real spoiler there.
     

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