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Great Athletes

Discussion in 'Civ - Ideas & Suggestions' started by God of Kings, Oct 15, 2017.

  1. God of Kings

    God of Kings Ruler of all heads of state

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    I am proposing a new type of great person called "Great Athlete."

    Great Athletes can only be recruited using gold or accumulating enough Great Athlete points.

    Arenas and stadiums generate Great Athlete points. This would make Entertainment Complexes worth building.

    Great Athletes are simply sacrificed for gold and amenities.

    Examples of Great Athletes include Usain Bolt (track and field), Wayne Gretzky (ice hockey), Michael Jordan (basketball), Floyd Mayweather Jr. (boxing), Joe Montana (American football), Pele (association football), Michael Phelps (swimming), Babe Ruth (baseball), either Williams sister (tennis), and Tiger Woods (golf).

    Please tell me what you think.

    @Guandao @Kimiimaro @Phrozen @Xandinho
     
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  2. Phrozen

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    I mean you could look cross eye at a few of those into being Great Merchants like Jordan, Ruth, Muhammad Ali who basically turned athletic celebrity into a marketing tour de force.
     
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    Great Athletes can be a sub-class of Great Merchants, albeit generated from Great Athlete points from Arenas and Stadiums in Entertainment Complexes rather than from Commercial Hub buildings for Great Merchants.

    Policy cards for Great Athlete point generation could include Collegiate Sports (+2 Great Athlete points per turn) and Development League (+4 Great Athlete points per turn).

    The Colosseum and the Maracana Stadium would also generate Great Athlete points. There can be more stadium wonders that primarily generate Great Athlete points, such as Wembley Stadium; a choice of Yankee Stadium, Fenway Park, Wrigley Field, or Rogers Centre; or an Olympic Stadium.
     
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  4. Xandinho

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    I am in favor of more types of great people, such as Great Diplomat, Great Philosopher and Great Revolutionary. I like the idea of Great Athlete, a kind of great person who generates amenities, is a way to improve the end of the game, because they would probably come later.
     
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  5. Kimiimaro

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    I quite like this idea. That could give me a reason to build entertainment districts. Also, I'm not someone who usually goes for Colosseum or Estadio do Maracana, so this could give me a reason to do so.

    Also, there are some Czech choices possible :mischief:
     
  6. Guandao

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    I'm not sure we could use living athletes.
     
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    Just a sample list:

    Jesse Owens
    Babe Ruth
    Jack Johnson
    Jim Thorpe
    Christy Mathewson
    Joe Louis
    Max Schmeling
    Muhammad Ali
    Johnny Unitas
    Red Grange
    Maurice 'Rocket' Richard
    Gordie Howe
    Honus Wagner
    Walter Johnson
    Lou Gehrig
    Stan Musial
    Jay 'Dizzy' Dean
    Wilt Chamberlain
     
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    And here comes the Czech!

    Emil Zátopek

    (I'm not very interested in sports, so I don't know many great athletes.)
     
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    Don Bradman - dead set legend.
    Walter Lindrum - they had to change the rules to stop his complete dominance of billiards.
    Steve Bradbury - speed skating.

    And The Bro of all Bros, John Landy, who achieved instant admiration for this remarkable performance.
     
  10. God of Kings

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    Add in Jackie Robinson (baseball) as well.
     
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    Brazil can have +1 Great Athlete point per Street Carnival per turn.

    The United States can have +1 Great Athlete point per Campus per turn (it's to reflect the popularity of collegiate sports).
     
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    Maradona (after Chemistry).
     
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    You might want to include some women, e.g.
    Tonya Harding.
     
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    It's very difficult to find suitable female athletes, since most of them are still alive, but it's always good to find some.

    Unfortunately, Tonya Harding is still alive.
     
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    He's still alive.
     
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    Probably a doomed enterprise then.
     
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    Baseball Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett however is deceased, so he can be added in (and an achievement could be made called "Kirby Super Star" that involves retiring Kirby Puckett in an Entertainment Complex).
     
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    I wanted to propose Dana Zátopková - wife of Emil Zátopek, but I found out she's still alive. She's 95 years old.
     
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    I found a great deceased female athlete:

    Fanny Durack (Australian swimmer, died in 1956)
     
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    Charlotte Dod - tennis, archery, golf, hockey. Possibly the most versatile
    female athlete of all time.

    Lionel Edmund Rose - the first Indigenous Australian to win a world title.
    Johnny Weismuller - star of Tarzan movies and a top knotch swimmer.
     

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