With the stuff. The two-hundred-and-fiftieth episode of PolyCast, "There Was This Thing", features regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick, Stephanie "Makahlua", Philip "TheMeInTeam" Bellew and "MadDjinn" with first-time guest co-host Connor "cpm4001". It carries a runtime of 59m59s. The summary of topics is as follows: - 02m12s | Forum Talk A so-called "peacekeeping" measure as exercised in Civilization V is given due; then, taking in suggestions from the Civ community for a second Beyond Earth expansion pack (09m11s; recorded for Episode 247). - 16m07s | Research Lab Steps forward and steps backward for having cities gain experience through combat in a would-be Civilization VI. - 22m18s | Open Mic A detailed follow-up following an extensive consideration on a comprehensive subject: Civ empire management; then, recognizing a written exchange between a panelist and a listener in response to another previous episode (40m11s; recorded for Episode 249). - 45m40s | Miscellaneous Acknowledging a long-running viewed and contributed-to challenge series for Civilization V (recorded for Episode 248), an in-progress effort to bring the original Civ to an 8-bit computer has been revealed (49m56s) and a collection of desired achievements for CivV (51m25s). - Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous Resetting a counter, inappropriate realization and permission being given. PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production recording live every other Saturday throughout the year, in an ongoing effort to give the Civilization community an interactive voice; sibling show ModCast focuses on Civ modding, TurnCast on Civ multiplay.