Fear him of the pink tie
- Dec 23, 2005
- London, UK
BOTM 225: Joao of Portugal.
Since as the last game forced only peaceful victory types, I thought I should do something to prevent peaceful victories this time. So you start the game with a few wars to deal with... But it's not all bad - to help you get started, I've given you an extra archer, in case you'd like some extra early game city defence. And Joao can build carracks, so if you can get as far as optics, you might be able to invade any overseas civs before they can build galleons. Good luck!
Playing as: Joao of Portugal
Rivals: 4 AIs
Starting Era: Ancient
Options: Always war, no goody huts, no random events
Victory Conditions: All enabled
Map: Archipelago (snaky continents)
World Wrap: Cylindrical
Sea level: High
Map latitudes: -90°S to 90°N
Joao is Imperialistic and Expansive, and you start with Fishing and Mining.
The Imperialistic trait gives +100% great general emergence and +50% production of settlers
The Expansive trait gives +2 health/city and +25% hammers for worker production and double production speed of Granary and Harbor
Unique unit: Carrack (replaces Caravel)
The carrack can carry any land units: Unlike the caravel, it's not restricted to non-combat units like missionaries and explorers. So you can use it to launch overseas invasions pre-astronomy. It also has greater capacity than a caravel, being able to carry 2 units!
Unique Building: Feitoria (replaces Customs House)
The feitoria gives +1 commerce in each worked water tile, as well as the usual customs house benefit of +100% foreign trade route yield. Note that both buildings require a harbour to be built first.
This is the start of the game (click for a bigger image):
Adventurer Class bonuses:
You play the game on prince level (but the AI still starts with emperor level starting units)
Challenger Class Equalizers:
You play the game on deity level (but the AI still starts with emperor level starting units)
To Enter the Competition:
This competition will open at 00:01 am on 15 Nov 2021, server local time (UTC-6:00). From that date and time, you'll be able to get your chosen starting save >>>here<<<.
Submit the save after your victory (or defeat) here, by 15 Dec 2021.
Here is a link to a list of the differences between Vanilla, Warlords and BtS.
Windows: This game MUST be played in Beyond the Sword (NOT Civ4 Vanilla or Warlords), patched to version 3.19, and with the BUFFY mod version 3.19.005 installed. You can download the BUFFY mod here. Players using Windows Vista or Windows 7 are encouraged to read the notes on Vista fixes here.
Macintosh: This game MUST be played in Beyond the Sword (NOT Civ4 Vanilla or Warlords), patched to version 3.19, and with the Mac BUFFY mod version 3.19.003 installed. You can download the Mac BUFFY mod here.
Remember - for your entry to be accepted, it MUST be your first attempt to play this game, and you MUST NOT replay any turns. If you make a mistake while playing, you have to live with it, learn from it, and carry on the game without replaying.
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