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Index of Civilization IV Stories & Tales

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Stories & Tales' started by MSTK, Nov 3, 2005.

  1. MSTK

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    Civilization Stories (along with Civilization Modding) embody the creative and artistic spirit of the Civilization Community. But what makes a story?

    A story is more than a game report. It looks past the surface hammers-and-coins of the Civ Game. It sees beyond the gaming mechanisms and sees each turn as a literary masterpiece; a story waiting to be told to the world. You're not reading a story about a game; you are reading a story about history.

    That being said, here are the list of current Civ "Stories":

    Civilization Story Reports

    Princes of the Universe (by Susuitil)

    Suleiman's Harem (by Flouzemaker)

    Earth map, 18 civs, a story of a persian leader (by Snaaty)

    Inevitable Conflict? A First World War AAR (by Kan' Sharuminar)

    Gilgamesh's Court (by Flouzemaker)

    Don Diety (by Snaaty)

    Pacal's Ball Court (by Flouzemaker)

    Chronicles VIII: Dawn of the Philosopher Kings (by Helmling)

    Destiny of Glory- Persia (by Lord_Iggy)

    The Simpsons - A Civ Tale (by The Duff Man)

    Empire in Ashes (by Farae)

    Chronicles X: The Fate of the Philosopher Kings (by Helmling)

    The PETA Alliance: A No-Animal-Cruelty Variant Report (by AWeeMoose)

    A World at War (by Sultora)

    The Pangean Wars (by demokratickid)

    The Incan Conquistadors (by SuperBeaverInc.)

    The Swiss Experience (by sela1s1son)

    "Centuries Later..." : A Civ4 Epic (by Chieftan)

    Chronicles IX: Reign of the Philosopher Kings (by Helmling)

    The Second Beginning of the American Civilization (by stillwaters)

    The Holy Ones (by LuvToBuild)

    Chinese Unification - Qin Shi Huang (by Yuming)

    I'm currently listeing only stories with over 1000 views, but if you think your story should be on here (reguardless of page views or site hosted on) but it isn't, please post in the topic to request it.
     
  2. MSTK

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    reserved just in case
     
  3. Iplay4FUN87

    Iplay4FUN87 Chieftain

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    I like the civ stories. I myself just cannont take the time to write a story. I just want to play the game. I post comments here and there on my current games cuz i like the feedback i get. I just like sharing what i am doing in the game with other people and see what they have to say about it. I may make a story one day. It problably wont be as good as everyone elses but i would still enjoy doing it. I would just make a game on the side that i play slowly to make a store out of it and just have a regular game.
     
  4. MSTK

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    RIght now there seems to be more Game Reports than Story Reports. This is expected, given that the game has just came out and people are clamoring to get their experiences while it's so new and amazing. But after a few weeks, things will start to settle down as the game gets a bit more known and people have adjusted to it. That's when stories will come back.
     
  5. yvovandoorn

    yvovandoorn Chieftain

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    And if you need picture hosting (or even complete story hosting)... PM me.

    Turn around time (for your info) is about 12-24 hours.

    There is no cost and no limitations. Only thing required is some basic understanding on how to use an FTP client.

    You can make things even faster if you PM the ftp password you would like me to set.
     
  6. Chieftess

    Chieftess Moderator Retired Moderator

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    Stickied..
     
  7. Conroe

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    Well said, MSTK!

    A good story is not a game report at all. It is a work of prose that immerses the reader into the game. It is not so much I did this, then that happened, but rather a novelette that embodies the history of the civilization that you haved founded, the empire that you have built.

    For a great example (and a good read!), may I suggest one of the Civ3 stores about a One-City-Conquest. Be forewarned, though, you may want to have a go at a OCC after reading this story!
     
  8. MSTK

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    I also recommend the story that I linked to in my Signature. These stories over-exagerate the qualities of a Story Report and show th game through more than one perspective.
     
  9. Iplay4FUN87

    Iplay4FUN87 Chieftain

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    You can take all of those ones that are mine off. Im not actually going to finish any of those. Im not doing any stories or game reports in the present time, but look for one in the future. I will actually finish one those ones arent finished cuz i was new to the game and just getting used to everything.
     
  10. Lord_Iggy

    Lord_Iggy Tsesk'ihe

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    Wow! My story is mentioned! Yay!
     
  11. Nobody

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    i think when people speak of the greatest civ3 storys you need to mention world war in 2051. The best story ever. By Conich
     
  12. IronMan2055

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    that storys allready there this is civ. 4 but it is a great story any way
     
  13. IronMan2055

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    oh wait it's nobody the enemy of the babylonian comunist party get him iggy
     
  14. Lord_Iggy

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    Die, you Fascist Mayan scum! :joke:
     
  15. Cheeze

    Cheeze Civ Re-Re-Re-Addict

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    Is there a separate thread for this in the succession games forum? If not, could you add them here? :)

    Edit: Checked, there doesn't appear to be.
     
  16. Farae

    Farae Lord of All Crisca

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    Off topic, but MSTK, you should do an Out of the Rubble for Civ IV. :)

    C'mon...please?? I realllly loved OoTR I!!
     
  17. MSTK

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    ...I think I should update this.
     
  18. Farae

    Farae Lord of All Crisca

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    That also may be a good idea...>.>
     
  19. MSTK

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    Okay, I did it :)

    But for management's sake, I only recorded stories with 2000 or more pageviews...which is fairly easy to get.

    If you think your story should be on here (reguardless of page views or site hosted on, but it isn't, please post in the topic to request it.
     
  20. Head Serf

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    I think the alternate history of the world writer left. :(
     

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