PolyCast Episode 200: "Looking Forward to More" Featuring Firaxis Games


Owner, Civilized Communication
Oct 24, 2000
Ontario, Canada
Shining on. The landmark two hundredth episode of PolyCast, "Looking Forward to More", has arrived. Featuring regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick, "Makahlua", Philip "TheMeInTeam" Bellew and "MadDjinn", twenty-four others including four representatives from Civilization developer Firaxis Games join in on the celebration including some exclusive Civilization: Beyond Earth detail and background reveal. Clocking in at 111m27s in length, it carries the third longest runtime in the show's history to date. The summary of topics is as follows:

- 01m07s | Introductions
Setting and taking the stage where the four regular co-hosts are joined by Civilization IV modder turned game designer Derek "Kael" Paxton and two former regular co-hosts, Kelly "KMadeleine"/"KMadCandy" and original panelist Imran "Imran Siddiqui" Siddiqui.
- 08m28s | Q&A: Firaxis Games
From Civilization: Beyond Earth developer Firaxis Games is Director of Gameplay Development Barry Caudill, Senior Producer Dennis Shirk, Principal Programmer Ed Beach and Community Associate Kevin Schultz to discuss the up-and-coming title as well as CivV's status and the place of community interaction in their development.
- 33m21s | Cut! Minisodes
Honouring the "Cut!" side series from the show's first season, a compilation of cut snippets from each episode produced, with six minisodes combining select moments from Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.
- 43m28s | Past Guests (Part 1 of 3)
The first roll-call of past guest co-hosts drop in for well wishes including past regular co-host Annalee "Cartimandua" Barney.
- 51m20s | Past Guests (Part 2 of 3)
The second roll-call of past guest co-hosts drop in for well wishes.
- 62m48s | TurnCast
Highlighting the show's Civilization multiplay spin-off series TurnCast with previously unreleased clips: its fourth season continues this summer.
- 63m46s | Memory Lane
Three time-guest co-host, gaming journalist and podcaster Jonah Falcon shares his memories of and with the show to present day... with never-before-heard clips from several past episode recordings in support of the recollections.
- 66m51s | ModCast
Announcing the show's Civilization modding spin-off series ModCast with clips from its fiftieth episode that begins its sixth season this summer.
- 67m38s | Prize Giveaway
A record of each winner of one of five Steam codes for Civilization V: Complete, a combined $250US value courtesy developer Firaxis Games.
- 74m00s | Advisor Panel
The Civilization V Advisor Panel as you have never heard them before in the mini-series "In This Lesson", compiled and produced by lead co-host Daniel "DanQ" Quick -- it is ths sequel to "I Disagree, Sire" included on Episode 100.
- 82m36s | Past Guests (Part 3 of 3)
The third roll-call of past guest co-hosts drop in for well wishes.
- 89m57s | Archived Segment
Recorded for Episode 60, the implications of a "One More Turn" flowchart for Civilization games are considered.
- 92m54s | Declassified Bloopers
An assortment of bloopers from episode recordings of the series to date that were previously deemed 'too hot' to be released publicly.
- 95m30s | One More Turn
Cross-promoting the show's cousin drama/comedy One More Turn currently in its first season.
- 100m17s | CivAnon Medley
A medley of clips from fan written, acted and produced in the spirit of the fictional "Civilization Anonymous" support group.

Recording live before a listening audience every other Saturday, PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production in an ongoing effort to give the Civ community an interactive voice on game strategy; listeners are encouraged to follow the show on Twitter, and check out the YouTube channel for caption capability. Sibling show RevCast focuses on Civilization: Revolution, ModCast on Civ modding, SCivCast on Civ social gaming and TurnCast on Civ multiplay.
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