Civilization 5 - Game of the Month Training Series Game 71 \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\////////////////////////////////////////// Welcome to the Seventy-first game in the GOTM V Training Series! There are plenty of features in Civilization 5 Brave New World to explore and the Training Series games will allow new and old GOTM fans to try out these features in a friendly environment. You are all encouraged to post your questions, stories, advice, tricks and failures in the dedicated game threads described below. You can read more about the GOTM and Training Series concept in this thread. Before going into the details of this game, we would like to ask you to abide to our most sacred rule: dont replay any turns. If you make a mistake, accept it and try to recover. It's better to do the bad moves in the Training Series instead of in the actual GOTM competition, once it starts. In this game, the designated VC is Diplomacy. All VCs are enabled but results will be published by fastest Diplomacy victory turn. In this game you will play as Venice and lead the Venetian Empire to victory. It's a standard-sized mystery map played at Prince difficulty and at standard pace. Diplomacy is the designated VC for this game, all victory conditions are enabled. You will have until November 15th to complete the game and submit. Civ V BNW - TSG71 Game Settings: Playable Civ: - Enrico Dandolo - Venice Number of AI Opponents: 7 Number of City-States: 16 Map type: Mystery Map Size: Standard Difficulty Level: Prince Game pace: Standard Game options: There are NO BARBARIANS. Quick Combat and Quick Movement are enabled. (You may turn them off using the game options menu at any time during gameplay.) Game Version: This game was created in Civ5 Brave New World version 188.8.131.52. NO DLC are required for this game but the Gods and Kings expansion is required. In this game, you will be playing as Enrico Dandolo, you possess Serenissima. You cannot gain settlers nor annex cities. Double the normal number of trade routes available. A Merchant of Venice appears after researching Optics. May purchase in puppeted cities.. You can build the Great Galleas. The Great Galleass is the Galleass replacement and has a stronger ranged attack, is more resilient in battle, and is more costly than the base Galleass. May only be built by the Venetians. You can acquire the Merchant of Venice. It a unique Great Person and you will get one for free when you research Optics. Aside from the ability to Conduct a Trade Mission, the Merchant of Venice can purchase City-States outright, bringing them under Venetian control as a Puppet. Only Venice may acquire them. This is where you will start: Information about threads associated with TSG 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 information from a game you have started. Instead use the next thread. Opening Actions thread. This thread is used to discuss the game once it's on the way. There are no reading or posting restrictions as such (apart from normal decency), although we encourage players to use the spoiler tags for screenshots. Here you can post questions related to the game and share your achievements/anger/frustration/victories while you play. During the time the game is active, please do not post any information concerning the game outside of the spoiler threads including screen shots and videos. After Action Report thread. In this thread you can post the results of your game. Please state (preferably in the post title) your victory date and score, as recorded in the Hall of Fame, and the most important: your path to glory! , We will create a separate thread with the results at the end of the two week period (sorted by date and score). 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 two weeks, the results will be compiled, and will not necessarily be updated with reports coming in after the finish date. File Upload System We now 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 Friday, 15 November 2013. The Save can be found here.