Taking a stand. The two-hundred-and-thirty-eighth episode of PolyCast, "Raising the Stakes", features regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick, Philip "TheMeInTeam" Bellew and "MadDjinn" with first-time guest co-host "stormtrooper412". It carries a runtime of 59m59s. The summary of topics is as follows: - 01m18s | News Titles, times and descriptions of Firaxicon 2015's panels are now known as is what as seen and heard at the 2015 Firaxis Games Mega Panel (07m27s); then, what is to be gleamed from the livestream on Civilization Beyond Earth: Rising Tide's Hybrid affinities at war (16m38s) and a co-operative multiplayer match (20m37s) in the same game. - 22m49s | Miscellaneous Emerging as an extension of conversation surrounding the most previous segment, managing trade routes in CivBERT... or Civilization V for that matter. - 25m32s | Open Mic Responding to feedback in not one but two threads within the Civ community on Episode 237. - 39m53s | Forum Talk In CivV, when are mounted units useful and is banning one or more luxuries in the World Congress simply to screw[ o]ver another civilization (47m15s). - Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous In context, deal breaking and making a break. 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.