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PBEM - One City Challenge

Discussion in 'Civ4 - PBEM Games' started by ruff_hi, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. ruff_hi

    ruff_hi Live 4ever! Or die trying

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    I'm thinking of running a PBEM game that is a One City Challenge (OCC). Current thoughts on game set up are:
    • No AIs
    • Unlimited Humans
    • Map size dependent on number of humans
    • Era: Modern or Future
    • Advance start - maybe
    • No Uranium on map

    We could also play so that each players BFC (big fat cross) is identical.

    Any takers? Any comments on options? Any suggestions?

    Edit: Players
    - ruff (admin)
    - mlindert
    - mikeyia
    - patrola_snova
     
  2. thundrio

    thundrio Chieftain

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    ill play anything is fine with me.

    gmt-8

    email:thundrio@yahoo.com
     
  3. mlindert

    mlindert Warlord

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    Never played an OCC before, but sounds like fun !
    GMT+1 and you probably have my e-mail addy.
    And eh... can I play Bismarck ?
     
  4. ruff_hi

    ruff_hi Live 4ever! Or die trying

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    well - we are getting closer to starting. lets give it a little more time to see how many we can get. How about we start next Monday?
     
  5. mikeyia

    mikeyia Emperor

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    I think I'll give OCC a shot.
    GMT-6
    leader=Hannibal
    Any chance we could do an ancient start so I could get the full experience of a one city challenge?
     
  6. ruff_hi

    ruff_hi Live 4ever! Or die trying

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    Yes, I suppose we could do that - if the others are ok with it. What about unrestricted leaders so we could really get creative with our leader selections?
     
  7. patrola_snova

    patrola_snova Warlord

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    I would like to play OCC, do you have a room for one more player?

    GMT +1
    Leader Caesar, Justinian I, Gandi or Random

    i agree to all other settings...
     
  8. ruff_hi

    ruff_hi Live 4ever! Or die trying

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    Ok, here is what we have so far ...

    • One City Challenge (OCC)
    • 5 players - sounds about right from a speed point of view
    • No AIs
    • Pangaea
    • Balanced Resources
    • Map size dependent on number of humans - but I plan to leave some space for barbarians
    • Raging Barbarians!
    • Era: Ancient
    • No Uranium
    • All victory conditions

    Options up for debate ...

    • difficulty?
    • speed (prefer quick or normal)?
    • unrestricted leaders?
    • huts?
    • Events?

    I'll try and send round a test game just so we can iron out any technical difficulties (ie wrong dll, etc) some time later today.

    Players

    In optimum play order ...

    • Ruff GMT-5
    • mikeyia GMT-6
    • thundrio GMT-8
    • mlindert GMT+1
    • patrola_snova GMT-1 <- need email address
     
  9. mlindert

    mlindert Warlord

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    difficulty? all levels are ok with me
    speed (prefer quick or normal)? with 5 players, normal is ok I guess
    unrestricted leaders? Prefer plain leaders (did I already told you I want to play Bismarck :D )
    huts? I can live without them, oherwise the "luck factor" is increased.
    Events? like huts

    Ofcourse this is only my opinion, let's hear what everyone else want.
     
  10. ruff_hi

    ruff_hi Live 4ever! Or die trying

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    oh - and what about

    tech trading - on or off
    tech broking - on or off

    I pref tech trading on with no tech broking (ie you can only trade what you research)
     
  11. patrola_snova

    patrola_snova Warlord

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    my GMT is +1, Zagreb Croatia
     
  12. mlindert

    mlindert Warlord

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    I vote for trade trading/broking off (do all the research yourself you lazy B@st%rd ;) )
     
  13. patrola_snova

    patrola_snova Warlord

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    im ok with normal speed, but i like to get things started quickly,
    so i propose quick speed
     
  14. patrola_snova

    patrola_snova Warlord

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    dosen't matter to me, as long as i drive the tank :spear:
     
  15. ruff_hi

    ruff_hi Live 4ever! Or die trying

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    I understand this but my fear is that a 'tech trading off' game will have almost zero reason to be diplomatic and just become a race to the killer military tech followed by conquest / steam roll.

    lets get input from the other players - happy to go either way.
     
  16. mikeyia

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    I'm for tech trade with no brokering, nobel difficulty and quick speed.
     
  17. ruff_hi

    ruff_hi Live 4ever! Or die trying

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    I sent round a trial game - please play your turn (ctrl-enter is the quickest way to end the turn) and forward the save - please post here once you have sent on the game. This isn't the real game - just a trial run to iron out any system bugs / issues that we have.
     
  18. mikeyia

    mikeyia Emperor

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    OCC_Trial_BC-4000 sent yesterday 19:00
     
  19. patrola_snova

    patrola_snova Warlord

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    I think the chain is broken...
     
  20. mikeyia

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    Better to find the weak links now:)
     

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