News: 6otM27 Announcement

leif erikson

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Feb 2, 2003
Plymouth, MA
Civilization VI - Game of the Month 27

Welcome to the 27th game in the 6OTM Series! These games will allow new and old GOTM fans to try out the new features in Civ6 in a friendly environment. Participants are encouraged to post questions, stories, advice, tricks and failures in the dedicated game threads (described below). Each game will specify the Civ you will play and the Victory Condition to strive for. We will be working to refine the 6otM concept as we move ahead with the series.

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Civ VI - 6otM 27 Details:
Player (You): - Saladin - Arabia
Victory Condition
: Religious but all other VCs are enabled.
Difficulty: Deity
(including player): 8/12
Map Type/Size: Island Plates/Standard Size
Game pace: Standard

Game options:
Start - Ancient Era
Enabled - Barbarians
Disabled - Tribal Villages - There are no tribal villages in this game.

Game Version:
This game was created in Civ6 vanilla version
Game Requirements: vanilla version of Civilization VI.

Here is where you will start:

Arabia's Unique Attributes:

Spoiler :
Saladin's Special Ability: Righteousness of the Faith - The worship building for their religion can be purchased by any player for just one-tenth of the usual faith cost. This worship building is enhanced to add 10% to the science, faith and culture output of Arabian cities.

Unique Ability
: The Last Prophet: Automatically receive the final Great Prophet when the next-to-last one is claimed (if you have not earned a Great Prophet already). +1 Science for each foreign city following Arabia's religion.

Unique Unit: Mamluk: Arabian unique unit that replaces the Knight. Heals at the end of every turn, even after moving or attacking. Requires the technology of Stirrups to build them.

Unique Infrastructure: Madrassa: Arabian unique building that replaces the University and provides a bonus to Faith equal to the adjacency bonus of the campus district. Requires the knowledge of Theology, a Campus District and a Library.

Information about threads associated with each individual 6otM -- Must Read if you are new to our Game of the Month!
Please note: If you wish to make a video of your game, please do not post any links to it until after the game submission date has passed. This is because of the potential spoilers that are created by posting before the end date. Thank you for your cooperation.

Spoiler :
Announcement thread (this one): This thread is used to announce the game and clarify the settings and rules (don’t be afraid to ask questions). It’s also used to discuss the game before you start, and post problems with opening the save. Once you have opened the save, DO NOT POST in the Announcement thread, even non game-related information. Instead use the next thread.

Opening Actions thread: This thread is used to discuss the game's opening decisions and strategies through the first 100 or so turns. Here you can post questions related to the game and share your achievements/anger/frustration/victories while you play. We encourage players to use the spoiler tags for screenshot. During the time the game is active, please do not post any information concerning the game outside of the spoiler threads including screen shots, videos, or recorded/live-cast Let's Plays on other websites.

After Actions thread: In this thread you can post the results of your game. Please state your victory/loss date and final score (preferably in the post title) and describe your path to glory in this post! Players are encouraged to provide feedback on the game. Some players like to replay the game, and although we will not record the results from a replay, you can still post your new experiences. The game will not be closed as such, but after one month, the results will be compiled, and will not necessarily be updated with reports coming in after the finish date.

Results and Congratulations thread: We will create a separate thread with the results at the end of the one month submission period (sorted by date and score). We will issue medals to the top 3 winners (based on earliest date finished). There are no long-term records kept for these results, they are just given out to top finishers to reward their efforts.

File Upload System
In development.

This game runs for a month and ends December 15th, 2017.

The save is attached below .


  • 6otM27_Religious_Saladin_4000 BC.Civ6Save
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With the new patch, we have a new Religious Layer. Thought we could give it a test drive and see what we think of it. This game is the same concept as 6otM21. If you played that game, please let us know what improvements or problem you noted between the implementation of Religion in the new patch for Civ6.
Good producing spot but tundra to south, desert to north. From first view hard spot for second city
My initial thought is to settle 1 NE to be on the coast/river -no loss of production and can get out galleys early. Based upon what I see, I think the western swamp is a decent spot for a second city if nothing better is found - at size 4 it can utilize the horses/truffles/2 southern hills still leaving 6 good tiles for the capital. Not sure whether to start with builder or scout. I hate early barb rushes and the scout can help stop that while checking to see if this is a small or large island.
I usually settle in place, but I like @Eyswein's suggestion, think I will go for it. That would also allow placing some districts (Encampment?) on desert, instead of hilly tiles. Anyways, this will be my first Deity, first Religious and first as Arabia game, so all I'm actually aiming for is a win :)
I am on OSX Mac and cannot load the file.It's happening with a few other saves from finished games from other players.The files opens the intro to the game with description and dialog but hangs there.
Did not have any problems with game 23/24/25
I am on OSX Mac and cannot load the file.It's happening with a few other saves from finished games from other players.The files opens the intro to the game with description and dialog but hangs there.
Did not have any problems with game 23/24/25

This requires the Fall 2017 patch, which AFAIK isn't out for Mac/Linux yet.
Yeah, it requires the Fall Patch. Not sure if Mac/Linux use the same version numbers as windows, but we put the software version used to create the save in the Announcement.
Game Version: This game was created in Civ6 vanilla version
No, with Religious VC it has been decided that giving cities with your religion in them is abusing the AI as they cannot refuse it knowing what you're doing.
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