News: TSG 221 Announcement


GOTM Staff
Sep 15, 2014
Civilization 5 - Game of the Month Training Series Game 221
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Welcome to the 221st game in the GOTM V Training Series! This Series allows new and old Civilization V fans to try out many 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.

Our most sacred rule: Do not replay any turns!
If you make a mistake, accept it, and try to recover through game-play. To ensure fair play and prevent results exclusions, please set your Autosaves to "1 turn". In the event of a computer crash while playing, just reload to the previous autosave, then play on the same way you played it the first time. Please let Leif or me know (either in the forums or through Private Message) if you experienced a crash and how many turns you replayed.

TSG 221 Details:
Game Settings:
Player (You): Wu Zetian - China
Victory Condition: Science
(but all VCs are enabled)
Difficulty: Prince
Map Type/Size: Oval/Standard
(8 Civs, 16 City-States)
Pace: Standard
Your Unique Characteristics:
UA: Art of War:
The Great General combat bonus is doubled, and their spawn rate is increased by 50%.
UB: Paper Maker: Replaces the Library. Produces +2 :c5gold: Gold and has no maintenance cost.
UU: Chu-Ko-Nu: Replaces the Crossbowman. May Attack Twice (in one turn). Lesser :c5rangedstrength: Ranged strength (14 vs. 18).
Required DLC: All DLC except Explorer's, Scrambled Nations and Scrambled Continents map packs.
Starting Era: Ancient
Required game options: None
Enabled game options: None
(You may turn on/off Quick Combat/Quick Movement using the game options menu at any time during gameplay.)
Game Version: This game was created in Civ5 Brave New World version

Here is where you will start:


The start file is attached below.

Information about threads associated with each individual TSG - Must Read if you are new to the 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 (don't be afraid to ask questions). Its also used to discuss the game before you start, and post problems with opening the save. Please don't 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 screenshots. 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.
File Upload System
Spoiler :
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 through June 15th 2023.

@The_J @Blake00


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Sep 27, 2010
I'll start this one soon; I'm about to lose the Deity GotM 220 so it'll be nice to seek some revenge on the Prince AI. I'll move the warrior NE to the hill to see what's around. Probably settle on the hill to the west.


Feb 29, 2020
I also started this and will post my turn 50 in the opening actions thread.

Just from looking at this screenshot I knew my first impulse is to lose 2 turns for hill river mountain to the north unless warrior finds something else. It is very hard (for me at least) to tell if it is worth losing 2 turns for this but given most of the science will have to be internally produced, I am going for the idea that the observatory will be worth losing an effective 1 turn ( as 1 turn would almost surely be worth to be lost for moving on hill near 3 food)
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