Ringing in the year that is. The two-hundred-and-ninety-seventh episode of Civilization strategy podcast PolyCast, "Not Just a Lame Clip Show XXII", features regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick, "Makahlua", Philip "TheMeInTeam" Bellew and former regular co-host "MadDjinn" with nine guest co-hosts in the twenty-second compilation of segments archived from previous episode recordings and not released previously. With a 59m59s runtime, the summary of topics is as follows: - 00m37s | Miscellaneous (Part 1 of 2) Civilization VI joins Endless Legend and Europa Universalis IV in their respective designers discussing "creating illusion" in the strategy computer gaming genre (recorded for Episode 283). - 17m20s | Research Lab Finding a place for CivIV's cottage system in VI (recorded for Episode 288) is followed by the idea for Border Expansion Points (25m42s; recorded for Episode 289). - 32m14s | Miscellaneous (Part 2 of 2) How the Civilization series tops a list for games schools should let students play (recorded for Episode 290) makes way for an argument as to what CivVI could "learn from" the Call to Power series (38m24s; recorded for Episode 292) and on the history of the Civ series in general, speaking to the developer of each iteration (49m23s; recorded for Episode 295). 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. Episode 298 of PolyCast, the show's first recorded outing in 2018, is to be published on January 21st.