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Discussion in 'Civ2 - Game of the Month' started by Duke of Marlbrough, Feb 2, 2004.

  1. Duke of Marlbrough

    Duke of Marlbrough The Quiet Moderator Retired Moderator

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    As a lowly sheepherder named Genghis you always aspired to get more out of life. During your teen years you moved from land to land with your family trying to find a place that you could settle, a place that would allow your family to grow and prosper.

    The recent passing of your father has left that responsibility to you. Just before he passed, he had saved enough money for your family to take a voyage to a land he heard was full of lush grasslands. Honoring your father, you decide to travel to his 'dream land', lay him to rest and start a better life for your family, the Khan family.

    Upon arrival to the 'dream land', you see nothing for miles except flowing valleys of grasslands. Your skills as a sheepherder may help in finding the special terrains that are sometimes found in grasslands.

    And this is where the adventure begins.

    The game settings:
    Emperor Level
    Normalish Size Flat Map (50x110)
    Normal Land Mass
    Archipelago Land Form
    All other map settings random
    6 total Civs
    Raging Hordes
    No Huts
    Direct Tech paths

    Starting Techs:
    Bronze Working
    Warrior Code



    Download the GOTM

    Games are due March 6th
     
  2. la fayette

    la fayette Chieftain

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    I guess this one will be a real challenge when playing without Hutfinder.
    Thank you DoM :)
     
  3. ElephantU

    ElephantU Chieftain

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    Restarts?
     
  4. Duke of Marlbrough

    Duke of Marlbrough The Quiet Moderator Retired Moderator

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    ElephantU Chieftain

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    We need a "bloodlust" game soon...
     
  6. Duke of Marlbrough

    Duke of Marlbrough The Quiet Moderator Retired Moderator

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    I almost made this game a bloodlust game. ;) But I didn't want to combine too many things at once. Guess what March is planned for. :D
     
  7. geofelt

    geofelt Chieftain

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    What does direct tech paths mean?
     
  8. ElephantU

    ElephantU Chieftain

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    Starting with a blank map in Map Editor and drawing the visible terrain, you quickly find the Resource Seed and bands of specials. HutFinder is just a little quicker when you've got a hut at the start. Seems to have changed MP play too, and looks like Zenon really used it well in GOTM35.

    Aside from the start, which has lots of food but little production, looks like there is only one other decent OCC location.
     
  9. ElephantU

    ElephantU Chieftain

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    When you see SCENARIO on the CivScore (F9) page it means the setup was tweaked in a way that goes beyond a normal start (for example, DoM turned off all huts). This has the side effect of stopping the "hiding" of one third of the tech options each time you get a new list of techs to choose from. Normally it takes four rounds of discoveries before you can get to choose Monarchy on the fifth (with no starting techs), so there is a round when you cannot choose anything that is a direct prerequisite. But in Scenario mode you can go Alph-CodeLaws-CerBur-Monarchy without the off-path choice.
     
  10. A+ombomb

    A+ombomb Actuary

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  11. ElephantU

    ElephantU Chieftain

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    MultiPlayer (two or more humans).

    then again, in a different context it could be Marco Polo or Manhattan Project....
     
  12. SideshowBob

    SideshowBob Ah, winter finally.

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    I'd enjoy being in my comp corner
    :cry: They came, they saw me and they conquered me:cry: or killed me:cry:

    I don't like barbs.
     
  13. A+ombomb

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    Judging from the initial start area, it looks like many a non-shielded grassland will be converted to forest :).
     
  14. ElephantU

    ElephantU Chieftain

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    Duke: I noticed that Warrior Code is in white, and the Trade Advisor screen says 22 turns to the next tech (before you even start). Does this mean WarCode was not a freebie starting tech, but you added it manually?
     
  15. Duke of Marlbrough

    Duke of Marlbrough The Quiet Moderator Retired Moderator

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    It was a freebie, but I removed one of the other freebies to increase the research time. :D
     
  16. ElephantU

    ElephantU Chieftain

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    Usually researching the first non-freebie tech takes 10 turns...
     
  17. Duke of Marlbrough

    Duke of Marlbrough The Quiet Moderator Retired Moderator

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    There was a starting tech given that I didn't want the game to have, so I removed it. After doing so I noticed that the science cost went up for the first tech and figured it was a good offset to the high trade starting location I picked.
     
  18. la fayette

    la fayette Chieftain

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    very good offset indeed :D
    I think anyone is going to get a sloooow start.
     
  19. ElephantU

    ElephantU Chieftain

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    Tough choice: to get shields, you sacrifice trade/research; to get research, you sacrifice shields.
     
  20. Old n Slow

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    And we all wonder what that tech might have been? :king: ?
     

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