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News: TSG 231 Announcement


GOTM Staff
Sep 15, 2014
Civilization 5 - Game of the Month Training Series Game 231
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Quick links: Upload submission | Opening actions | After actions
Welcome to the 231st 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 231 Details:
Game Settings:
Player (You): Washington - America
Victory Condition: Diplomacy
(but all VCs are enabled)
Difficulty: Chieftain
Map Type/Size: Terra/Standard
(8 Civs, 16 City-States)
Pace: Standard
Your Unique Characteristics:
UA: Manifest Destiny:
All land military units have +1 sight. 50% discount when purchasing tiles.
UU: Minuteman: Replaces the Musketman. Ignores terrain cost, starts with Drill I promotion, earns points toward a Golden Age for each enemy unit killed
UU: B17: Replaces the Bomber. Extra strength (70 vs 65), starts with Evasion and Siege I promotions.
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 November 15th 2023.



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Thanks, interesting. But what does terra stand for?
Terra generates two continents, Old World and New World. All major civs and some city-states spawn on the Old World continent, while the New World is home to the remaining city-states and barbarians. Discovering the New World requires Astronomy, unless you spawn a Great Admiral or play as Polynesia.
Oh cool; haven't played Chieftan in forever. If its a nice Gauntlent setting guess that means for fast finish time. But terra on low lever gives opportunities to get there first and build lots of cities. Hmm, to go for the fast win or the most cities ever that is the question.

I'll move the warrior through the settler to the SW wheat to see what's on the other side of the Gems. I really want to settle on the Gems.
Oh cool; haven't played Chieftan in forever. If its a nice Gauntlent setting guess that means for fast finish time. But terra on low lever gives opportunities to get there first and build lots of cities. Hmm, to go for the fast win or the most cities ever that is the question.
Yeah, I'm kind of torn between going for a fast finish (which probably means settle on the original continent only, beeline Astro and then Globalization) or doing some roleplaying and taking Exploration for example which I think I've never finished, and maybe Honour to beat up the barbarbians over there

And Order of course for the 3-pop settlers. Unfortunately those come a bit late...
If there is nothing special in the fog SW then 1NW is a better spot to settle on than to settle in place, yet costing 1 turn. And there are also 4 tiles in the fog NW that would be reachable if we move NW towards the salt. The foggy tiles to the south are likely to be bleak tundra tiles. Warrior to gems seems like the best starting move regardless.
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