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News: TSG 176 ANNOUNCEMENT

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Game Of The Month' started by Knowtalent, Nov 17, 2018.

  1. Knowtalent

    Knowtalent Chieftain GOTM Staff

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    Civilization 5 - Game of the Month Training Series Game 176
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    Welcome to the 176th game in the GOTM V Training Series! This Series will allow new and old GOTM fans to try out these features from Civ5's expansions and DLCs 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. You can read more about the GOTM and Training Series concept in this thread.
    Must Read!
    Civ V BNW - TSG176 Details:
    Arab Unique Abilities:
    Spoiler :
    UA: :Ships of the desert: Caravans gain 50% extended range. Your trade routes spread the home city's religion twice as effectively. Oil resources are doubled.


    UU: Camel Archer - a Unique unit that replaces the Knight it has a ranged attack
    UB Bazar -Replaces the Market it provides a copy of each lux in this city .

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    Information about threads associated with each individual TSG -- Must Read if you are new to our Game of the Month!
    Spoiler :
    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.
    TSG Announcement thread (this one): This thread is used to announce the game and clarify the settings and rules (dont be afraid to ask questions). Its also used to discuss the game before you start, and post problems with opening the save. Please dont post any game-related info once you open and play the save. 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 (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 earliest date and highest score ). We will issue a medal to the top winner (based on earliest date finished for each VC). 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
    We have a game file upload system you can find here. Please use it to upload your completed first attempt by saving the game on the turn after your victory or defeat. (by using the "lemme play one more turn" feature) Please note: you must submit your game on the turn following Victory. If you continue to play, the game overwrites the data and your submission could be rejected by the submission system.
    This game runs for a month and ends December 15, 2018.
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  2. beetle

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    Thank you @Knowtalent! Now back to Salt Mines with you!

    One hex SW to unlock Observatory, then beeline for Petra.
     
  3. beetle

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    Game pace is Quick (not Standard as stated in OP).
    No ancient ruins.
    No barb camps.
     
  4. zxcvbob

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    I will move my warrior to the gold first to take a peek into the fog, then probably settle on the hill next to the mountain. Then beeline Hanging Gardens because that hill is not on the river.

    Continents Plus will be interesting for diplo victory, especially without a coastal city. It might be worth searching for an ocean before settling.
     
  5. raider980

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    Is an observatory better than a garden for a diplo victory? Does OCC factor into it? I was thinking settle in place because of river and it puts you closer to the grasslands to the north for food. And Petra can probably be built on Prince. But the idea of going for hill and HG is good too.
     
  6. beetle

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    Ping for AAR thread please.
    At Prince, I assume I could get the free Garden with Hanging Gardens. In any case, I want the mountain the 2nd ring at least to unlock a couple World Wonders.
    The Observatory is gravy, but it does seem like it would be particularly valuable for OCC. Mostly I am thinking of the hill and a bit of extra faith from Desert Folklore.
     
  7. leif erikson

    leif erikson Game of the Month Fanatic Administrator Supporter GOTM Staff

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  8. sebtanic

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    Arabia & Diplo? :D
    No pun intended with regards to current events right....?
     

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