An organic breath mint. The two-hundred-and-forty-second episode of PolyCast, "Does Miasma Taste Like Mint?", features regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick, "Makahlua", Philip "TheMeInTeam" Bellew and "MadDjinn" with first-time guest co-host Rubin "Rubin". It carries a runtime of 59m59s. The summary of topics is as follows: - 00m58s | News The short interval between announcement and official release of the Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game (MMORPG) Civilization Online and what series publisher 2K Games' survey targetting Civ players is and is not (04m54s). - 14m52s | Senate The current take of the Fear and Respect mechanic introduced to Civilization: Beyond Earth by its Rising Tide expansion and takeaways from an account of how to win the game on Apollo, its highest difficulty level (18m33s). - 29m19s | Research Lab A thorough consideration of new units for CivBERT, and then a comparable treatment for affinity-based buildings in the game (38m40s). - 48m31s | Open Mic Acknowledging feedback from the show's most previous episode, number 242. - Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous Season's greetings brings about announcements for your stocking. 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 ModCast on Civ modding and TurnCast on Civ multiplay.