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News: TSG_219 Announcement


Hall of Fame Staff
GOTM Staff
Oct 13, 2015
The Boonies of Central Michigan
Civilization 5 - Game of the Month Training Series Game 219
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Welcome to the 219th 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.

TSG219 Details:
Game Settings:
Player (You): Theodora - Byzantium
Victory Condition: Culture
(but all VCs are enabled)
Difficulty: Chieftain
Map Type/Size: Great Plains / Duel
(2 Civs, 4 City-States)
Pace: Epic
Your Unique Characteristics:
UA: Patriarchate of Constantinople:
Choose one more Belief than normal when you found a Religion
UU: Cataphract (Horseman): A) City-attack penalty reduced from 33% to 25% B) Unlike Horsemen, Cataphracts can get terrain bonuses C) Lose 1 movement, gain 3 strength
UU: Dromon (Trireme): A) Cost 56 Hammers instead of 45 B) Ranged-attack (10 strength), not melee C) Melee defense reduced from 10 to 8
Required DLC: Wonders of the Ancient World
Starting Era: Ancient
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

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!

Please note:

Spoiler :
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 April 2023.

@The_J @Blake00


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May 18, 2015
SE Minnesota
Interesting and bizarre settings. Good job! :lol: :goodjob:

I'll probably move my settler to the mountain river hill, and my warrior south. Not sure what strategy yet but it likely won't be peaceful. Not sure if Sacred Sites works on tiny and smaller maps.


Jan 10, 2007
Interesting and bizarre settings. Good job! :lol: :goodjob:

I'll probably move my settler to the mountain river hill, and my warrior south. Not sure what strategy yet but it likely won't be peaceful. Not sure if Sacred Sites works on tiny and smaller maps.
There are some hints in the Opening Actions Thread ;)


Sep 27, 2010
I'll move the warrior east to see if there's any more wine that way. Or better yet, incense. I'd love to settle on that river/wine tile. Or on the mountain hill river and try to get every wonder in the game.


Dec 1, 2002
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How do I submit, and what do I name my save? I'm done.

leif erikson

Game of the Month Fanatic
GOTM Staff
Feb 2, 2003
Plymouth, MA
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