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News: SGOTM 12 - Atonement - Signup Thread

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Succession GOTM' started by AlanH, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. AlanH

    AlanH Mac addict, php monkey Moderator Hall of Fame Staff Supporter GOTM Staff

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    The heavens split open, heat poured over the innocents, earth spew lava in anguish, light shone over the earth for a short moment. Then darkness, despair, suffering, torment. And death. If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the mighty one. Stalin had now become Death, the destroyer of worlds. And the people of Russia turned against him in disgust. Civil war broke out and the once glorious civilization shattered as a second wave of nuclear fire rained upon the land. Mankind is thrown back to the stone age, with only small bands of isolated stragglers wandering the plains in search of city sites free from pollution. The vast knowledge collected over the centuries is all but lost, with only fragments left for use. As the last piece of modern communication equipment fails, shocking news reveals that the former enemy civilizations were not wiped out as believed. The survivors managed to reach pockets of relative low radiation to re-found their capitals. And guess what? They have not forgotten. Furthermore, rumors are that Stalin survived as well, and who knows what technology he has access to?...

    The good news is that you have managed to retain the knowledge of Ecology. The bad news is that the opponents have most certainly retained advanced knowledge as well, perhaps even nuclear technology.

    You are Catherine, the leader of the new Russian civilization. You have to start all over again. The earth is covered in pollution, and all other civilizations are at war with you. You must make Atonement by clearing up ALL fallout, getting rid of Stalin, making peace with ALL other civilizations, and evacuating the earth.

    Thanks for this scenario go to Erkon.

    Timetable
    In order to avoid clashing with the release of Civ5, the game will start on September 17.

    Please sign up in this thread by September 13. To help us to assign players to teams, please indicate your preferred team, whether you have played previous SGOTMs or SGs, and the highest level of Civ4 difficulty you can typically win at.

    The completion deadline will be December 20.

    Game Settings

    The Start:


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    • Speed: Normal
    • Difficulty: Emperor
    • Map: Standard, cylindrical, cold, low water
    • Opponents: The six civilizations from SGOTM10 (Churchill, De Gaulle, Mao Zedong, Roosevelt, Gandhi, Stalin)
    • Victory condition: Only space victory
    • Game Options: no random events, no barbarians, no city flipping from culture, no vassal states, no goody huts. Aggressive AI and rising seas are enabled.
    Starting Conditions
    Almost all of earth is covered by fallout. You are in contact with all opponents, you are at war with them, and they are upset that you have nuked them. The map is not the same as in SGOTM10. You are land connected to at least one of the AIs. The AI capitals are pre-settled. All biological units have died from exposure to radiation, except your settler. The fallout will not disappear by itself, and it is not possible to settle on fallout (due to a modified BUFFY)

    Goals
    To win the game:
    • All fallout must be cleared
    • Stalin must be defeated (dead)
    • All other AIs must survive and be at peace with the player when space victory is achieved.
    • Teams will not be penalized for events outside the team's control, such as:
      • one AI killing the other before the team has the opportunity to prevent it
      • one AI declares war on team after the launch
      • one AI launch a nuke after the launch ....etc.
      • any fallout that may appear on unreachable terrain does NOT need to be cleaned up.
    The teams are trusted to fulfill the objectives to the best of their ability, and any AI related events that prevent the fulfillment of the criteria for winning shall be described and forwarded in a PM to Erkon or me for analysis.

    Awards
    Laurels will be awarded to up to three teams who accomplish the winning goals fastest (Ie by the earliest in-game dates).
    Wooden spoons will go to the team who finishes the game (win or lose) with the lowest score.

    Notes
    • Versions
      This game will be played in Civilization IV Beyond the Sword, version 3.19, using a customized HoF Mod 'BUFFY_SG12'. The installer for this special mod will be available shortly is now available here. Unzip the downloaded file and run it to install BUFFY_SG12 into your ...\Beyond the Sword\Mods\ folder.

      If a later BtS patch is released during this game you will NOT be able to use it to play. You will need to complete this game in BtS version 3.19 before updating your copy of BtS, or create and update a separate copy.

      Mac players can only join in if they are able to run the Windows software on their system.
    • Rules and Procedures
      Please visit the Civ4 SGOTM reference thread to check out the rules and procedures to ensure that you are adequately prepared for this game.

      All saved game files uploaded to the server are parsed through software that extracts and archives data about your save, including reload count for each turn set.
    • Spoiler information will absolutely NOT be tolerated in this thread.

    Please sign up for this game as soon as possible by posting your own details in this thread. I shall publish draft team lists below in the next ten days.
     
  2. AlanH

    AlanH Mac addict, php monkey Moderator Hall of Fame Staff Supporter GOTM Staff

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    Current Team Lists
    This is a dynamic feed from the database. It is currently a DRAFT of the team lists for this game, including the preferences expressed by players, plus allocations where players expressed no strong preference.

     
  3. narri

    narri Warlord

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    Signing up...

    1) Unusual Suspects (I promise I won't lose the worker this time!)
    2) Played some GOTM and made my debut in SGOTM 11
    3) Prince/Monarch
     
  4. haphazard1

    haphazard1 Dancing Bear

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    I should have known throwing all those nukes around in SGOTM10 would come back to haunt me. :lol:

    1) ChokoMisfits
    2) Several SGOTM, a few xOTM
    3) Monarch/Emperor
     
  5. ChrisShaffer

    ChrisShaffer Board gamer

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    1) Smurkz if we form a team, otherwise Phoenix Rising, otherwise any
    2) Yes
    3) Emperor
     
  6. Sun Tzu Wu

    Sun Tzu Wu Deity Supporter

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    1) ChokoMisfits
    2) Yes, I have participated in past SGOTMs
    3) Deity

    Sun Tzu Wu
     
  7. nocho

    nocho Deity

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    1) Maple Sporks if reconvening, otherwise any
    2) Yes to previous SGs and SGOTMs
    3) Emp/Imm
     
  8. da_Vinci

    da_Vinci Gypsy Prince

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    Yes to prior XOTMs and SGOTMs
    Emperor, if I don't make stupid mistakes (which, sadly, I have done too often lately ... :cringe:)
    Gypsy Kings

    To avoid the post launch nuking scenario, why not add to game requirements that we build the UN and pass the no nukes resolution?

    dV
     
  9. shyuhe

    shyuhe Deity

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    1) OSS.
    2) Yes.
    3) I don't like deity.
     
  10. Cactus Pete

    Cactus Pete Deity GOTM Staff

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    X-team
    Yes
    Immortal
     
  11. Ozbenno

    Ozbenno Fly Fly Away Moderator Hall of Fame Staff

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  12. Gumbolt

    Gumbolt Phoenix Rising

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    1. Phoenix Rising
    2. yes
    3. Trying immortal at present.
     
  13. mdy

    mdy Emperor

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    1) OSS
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  14. Gumbolt

    Gumbolt Phoenix Rising

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    delete
     
  15. beestar

    beestar subdeity

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    Great to see a new game up so quickly! But I don't see why we have to clean up the Earth if we're just going on to Alpha Centauri anyway :D

    By the way, apologies if I missed it, but is it Ancient starting era?

    1. Who Dat
    2. Yes, played before
    3. Emperor/Immortal
     
  16. lymond

    lymond Rise Up! (Phoenix Style!) Moderator Hall of Fame Staff

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    1) Phoenix Rising
    2) Proud winner of SGOTM11 Wooden Spoon and Master of the Double Golden Age
    3) Immortal-lite
     
  17. Fluroscent

    Fluroscent Emperor

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    Signing up for what promises to be a spectacular game.

    Not sure about the status of the Who Dat? team yet, but we might be interested in a merger of some sorts.

    1. Who Dat?
    2. Yes
    3. Immortal
     
  18. pnp_dredd

    pnp_dredd civ junkie

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    1) Who Dat?
    2) Yes
    3) Emperor
     
  19. cripp7

    cripp7 Playin' Bored

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    1) Phoenix Rising
    2) yes
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  20. babybluepants

    babybluepants Deity GOTM Staff

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