Civilization 5 - Game of the Month Training Series Game 76 \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\////////////////////////////////////////// Welcome to the Seventy-sixth 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 Open. All VCs are enabled and the results will be published by fastest turn to any victory type. In this game you will play as Arabia and lead the Arabian Empire to victory. It's a standard-sized Pangea map played at Deity difficulty and at standard pace. All VCs are eligible for this game. You will have until January 20th to complete the game and submit. Civ V BNW - TSG76 Game Settings: Playable Civ: - Harun al-Rashid - Arabia Number of AI Opponents: 7 Number of City-States: 16 Map type: Pangea Map Size: Standard Difficulty Level: Deity Game pace: Standard Game options: There are no ruins in this game. Quick Combat is enabled. (You may turn it 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 Harun al-Rashid, you possess 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. You can train the Camel Archer, a fast Medieval ranged unit that are weak to Pikemen. Only the Arabians may build it. It is a ranged unit, unlike the Knight which it replaces. You can also build the Bazaar, a unique building replacing the Market. It provides 1 extra copy of each improved luxury resource near this City. Each source of Oil and each Oasis provides +2 gold. Trade routes other players make to a city with a Bazaar will generate an extra 1 gold for the city owner and the trade route owner gains an additional 1 gold for the trade route. 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 Monday, 20 January 2014. The Save can be found here.