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Discussion in 'Civ2 - Game of the Month' started by Duke of Marlbrough, Apr 2, 2006.

  1. Duke of Marlbrough

    Duke of Marlbrough The Quiet Moderator Retired Moderator

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    Game of the Month #63 (April 2006)


    Space, the final frontier.....
    Win by Spaceship. No other types of victory will count.

    The game settings
    Difficulty: King
    Tribe: Aztecs
    Barbs: Restless Tribes
    Restarts: On
    Map: 60x100

    Starting location:


    Starting Techs:
    ~ Masonry

    Saved game:
    http://civ2gotm.civfanatics.net/civ2gotmdownload_63.shtml

    Games will be due on May 13th, 2006.
     
  2. Sharkbait

    Sharkbait Chieftain

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    OCC looks possible...
     
  3. ElephantU

    ElephantU Chieftain

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    OCC Report: A very nice starting location with grass, river and wine. From the two visible specials and the hut the Resource Seed is easily discovered to be 8, which means our starting location falls in a band of Whale-type specials (Wine and Wheat are, and Wheat can easily become Silk).

    Two city-founding locations are worth considering: 81,55 which is the head of the river, has three specials (Wine, Wheat and something in the black to the north) as well as six river tiles but no access to Ocean, and 83,59 which has only four river tiles but four specials (two in the black to the southeast) and Ocean access.

    Starting with two Settlers allows quick settlement as well as hut popping and early irrigation, or ten turns of city growth and then join to the city for a quick size 3 (able to celebrate). The latter is useful when several starting techs permit early Monarchy or Republic; with only Masonry as a freebie Monarchy is still 5 rounds away or Republic in 6. Now if we had Alphabet we could be reaching either government in 4 rounds... Ah well, can't have everything!
     
  4. Transhumanist

    Transhumanist Chieftain

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    Oh dear, why did I discover this just when I need to be revising for exams...

    I hope it doesn't matter if the AD1/AD1000 saves are off by a turn or two? I missed both deadlines by a couple of turns. :undecide:

    I haven't played on King for so long, it feels like a slightly different game... everybody's so irrationally happy all the time. :D

    I'd go and write a proper introduction post for myself, but then I'd end up reading the other forums, and then I'd probably start playing Civ4 and then any hope of revision would just go out the window! Now, this summer on the other hand...

    Cheers

    --
    Ben
     
  5. LordValuna

    LordValuna High Lord

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    From the Early Landing Games Strategy guide
    "Any ship that can be launched is guaranteed to arrive regardless of the percentages listed by the game. "

    Can this be true? All spaceships land successfuly. This certainly would change spaceship building strategy!
     
  6. Ace

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    Yes. The percentage shown is the % of 400 points that you get, NOT the % of success. So, if it will launch, it will land...:lol:
     
  7. Duke of Marlbrough

    Duke of Marlbrough The Quiet Moderator Retired Moderator

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    Would it help everyone if we extended the deadline by a week or so?
     
  8. grigor

    grigor Chieftain

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    It would help me for sure.
     
  9. Ali Ardavan

    Ali Ardavan Mathematician Moderator Civ2 GOTM Staff

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    I am for extending the deadline too.

    I suppose the conquest players who are made to play to a landing game would be appreciative too.

    We can make the next GOTM a quickie by design to make up for it. I have just the right game for this purpose from my collection of custom designed ones. I will be happy to post it if Duke approves.
     
  10. TimTheEnchanter

    TimTheEnchanter I...am...an Enchanter!

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    I still may not finish if you extend, but if you don't I know I won't be able to finish. Please let us know what the new date will be.
     
  11. Duke of Marlbrough

    Duke of Marlbrough The Quiet Moderator Retired Moderator

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    The original deadline was the 13th, so there's still a week left. If needed, people can take an extra week to finish it.
     
  12. Ali Ardavan

    Ali Ardavan Mathematician Moderator Civ2 GOTM Staff

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    Thank you Duke for reminding us of the deadline. I thought it is this weekend and have been playing marathon sessions trying to get done.
     
  13. rodrigo_pons

    rodrigo_pons Chieftain

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    Guys, can I join your competition? I've been playing CivII for years. I'm almost finishing the game
     
  14. Ali Ardavan

    Ali Ardavan Mathematician Moderator Civ2 GOTM Staff

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    Welcome rodrigo. You can join as long as you have read and followed the rules which are posted where you download the game.
     
  15. Duke of Marlbrough

    Duke of Marlbrough The Quiet Moderator Retired Moderator

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    Games received thus far:
    Geofelt
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    Xanana Gusmao
    Dinamo
    Sharkbait
    Igor Galochkin
    Peaster
    Eks
    OldnSlow
    Ginsumania
    ElephantU
     
  16. grigor

    grigor Chieftain

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    I have just built Apollo and should be able to finish tomorrow night
     
  17. Ali Ardavan

    Ali Ardavan Mathematician Moderator Civ2 GOTM Staff

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    Building Apollo in 2006 would not leave you much time for a launch :lol:
     
  18. grigor

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    With a really good turn I should be able to get to AC before 2020...
     
  19. LordValuna

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  20. Ali Ardavan

    Ali Ardavan Mathematician Moderator Civ2 GOTM Staff

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    Thank you Lord Valuna.

    Above all, congrats to Peaster. He is a conquest player who had to play for space ship because of the special rules of this game. He beat 19 other players (I am not counting those who played OCC) to it despite his lack of experience. And on top of that he still managed to get the green star.
     

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