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Civilization 5 - Game of the Month Learning Series Game 217 Christmas Special!
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Welcome to the 217th game in the GOTM V Learning 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.

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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.

TSG217 Details:
Game Settings:
Team 1 Player 1 (You): Elizabeth - England
Team 1 Player 2 (AI): Bismark - Germany
Victory Condition: Diplomacy
(all VCs are enabled)
Difficulty: Prince
Map Type/Size: Western Europe / Small
(6 Civs, 12 City-States)
Pace: Quick
SPECIAL: TEAM PLAY
SPECIAL: Modern Era Start
Your Unique Characteristics:
UA: Sun Never Sets:
(1) +2 movement for all naval units (2) Receives an extra spy
UU: Longbowman (Crossbowman): Range of 3 (instead of 2)
UU: Ship of the Line (Frigate): Higher combat strength (30 v 25) and higher ranged strength (35 v 28)
Required DLC: Scrambled Continents
Starting Era: MODERN
Required game options: None
Enabled game options: Quick Combat, Quick Movement
(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 1.0.3.279.

Here is where you will start:
TSG_217.jpg


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!
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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.
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: We will post the results at the end of the submission period in the After Actions thread (sorted by earliest date and highest score ).



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 through 15 January 2023.

EDIT: Due to our trouble with the server, this has been extended to 01/31/2023.
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Interesting scenario! The extra spy should help England ally a lot of citystates early. It looks like that fog of war bug happened again though, and I can't get those bugged hexes to become visible.
 

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Interesting scenario! The extra spy should help England ally a lot of citystates early. It looks like that fog of war bug happened again though, and I can't get those bugged hexes to become visible.
Same place on the map, right there behind the English army when you open it up? (Even if you answer "Yes", I still don't know why... :confused:)
 

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Same place on the map, right there behind the English army when you open it up? (Even if you answer "Yes", I still don't know why... :confused:)
Not the person you asked, but not just the same two squares as on the previous game, quite a few squares around the start point.. I've attached a t5 image (which I can delete once you've seen it if you want for spoiler reasons)

I'm also not in the same team as Bismark. Something has gone wrong there.
 

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Same place on the map, right there behind the English army when you open it up? (Even if you answer "Yes", I still don't know why... :confused:)
I think it happens to the tiles that the units should be able to see at the start, but are covered by clouds. You can see in your original image that some tiles that are supposed to be within the units' vision are covered by clouds, those are the exact ones that are permanently stuck
 

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I haven't played any further, but loading the game in IGE and toggling the "explored" option on the tile was one way to fix it.

Do you want us to continue playing given Bismark isn't on our team? or do you want to try and fix that?
 

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Also wondering what to do here...was going to try this, but seems somethings amiss, so was waiting...or do we just go ahead as is?
 

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Well done, nicely prepared Christmas scenario. Next time, to be more thematic, you could do it in some snow covered map, playing for norhern countries :)
 

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Interesting scenario! The extra spy should help England ally a lot of citystates early. It looks like that fog of war bug happened again though, and I can't get those bugged hexes to become visible.
I'm also not in the same team as Bismark. Something has gone wrong there.

Also wondering what to do here...was going to try this, but seems somethings amiss, so was waiting...or do we just go ahead as is?

Well done, nicely prepared Christmas scenario. Next time, to be more thematic, you could do it in some snow covered map, playing for norhern countries :)
THE START FILE HAS BEEN CHANGED!!!!! Quoting you all to hopefully alert you. Sorry for the false start I've given you all :blush:

I worked through a bunch of copies of the start file before I got the one I wanted, and then I must have over-written it with one of the earlier, bad ones. So I THINK I have the right copy there to download now. So please re-download, play this game. (The opening picture is now incorrect, but not too different.)

(I have been traveling for work, haven't had a chance to fix this until just now. Sorry for all the confusion.)
 

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Today I noticed that this GOTM started, but there is no information about this GOTM(starting date, finishing date and submit option) on the main GOTM page.
 

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We have been having problems with the GotM server. That may explain the lack of information.

Sorry for the inconvenience.
 

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This game is still not visible on gotm.civfanatics.net and there is no submit option available. I hope this game will start there before the submission limit date, so I could submit the game when I finish it.
 

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Submitting or not submitting really doesn't make much of a difference any more, as there hasn't been an official list of results for several years now (I believe).

Most of us just play the game and then publish their result in the After Actions thread, and that's it.
 

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There is an official list of results for all games except 216, which is logical, because there must be some delay between submission limit date and publishing results. This 217 is the first game without submit option, so that's why I write that should be fixed.
 

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So I was able to upload this game to the server this morning. I set it to run through 1/31/2023 (edited the opening post to reflect that). Hopefully, you will be able to submit as well.
 
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