PolyCast Episode 327: "End of an Era"


Owner, Civilized Communication
Oct 24, 2000
Ontario, Canada
Faring thee well. The three hundred-and-twenty-seventh episode of PolyCast, "End of an Era", features regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick, Stephanie "Makahlua", Philip "TheMeInTeam" and Jason "MegaBearsFan" Grade in what is Quick's last episode recording as the show's lead panelist. Carrying a runtime of 2h18m06s, it is the show's longest episode to date.

The summary of topics is as follows:

- 01m28s | "Drusain", "WarningU2"
The first two recurring guest co-hosts come on to discuss their first impressions of Civilization VI expansion pack Gathering Storm's announcement and saying farewell to the show's co-founder and lead panelist.
- 16m12s | "Eag", "AlphaShard"
The next pair of recurring guests give their take on Gathering Storm and the show's imminent, so-called "Transition 2019".
- 21m29s | "kalleina", "bcaiko"
The third pair of recurring guests chime in on Gathering Storm and the show's changing of the guard on the horizon.
- 35m35s | "Thalassicus", "SupremacyKing2", "SeelingCat"
The first trio share their Civilization VI: Gathering Storm and "Transition" thoughts.
- 45m08s | "Darsnan"
A one-time panelist on a show special ten years ago returns to discuss their ongoing Civilization: Beyond Earth play and their takeaway with respect to "Transition 2019".
- 51m49s | "stormtrooper412", "MikeDoubleU"
The fourth recurring guest co-host pair arrive to explore Civilization VI: Gathering Storm and weigh in on "Transition 2019".
- 63m12s | "The Buzzing", "Jonah Falcon"
The fifth pair of recurring guest co-hosts add to the discussion that is Gathering Storm and the imminent changes ahead for the show.
- 72m26s | "Rubin"
Reflecting on Civilization VI: Gathering Storm and the show's "Transition" is undertaken by a recurring guest.
- 81m42s | "NewEarthRelic", "Alexander", "Cartimandua"
The second trio chime in on the news that is Gathering Storm and the show's departing co-founder and lead panelist.
- 98m10s | Messages
Pre-recorded farewells for the show's co-founder and lead panelist are played from eight other recurring co-hosts: "bite", "dacole", "GrimVek", "ZTZaorish", "Bibor", "zosh127", "Thorburne" and "Sedwick". ("Magma_Dragoon" and "MadDjinn" can also be heard a little earlier.)
- 107m41s | Closing
On the last episode recording with all current regular panelists, the four share their thoughts on "Transition 2019" alongside incoming lead panelist "CanusAlbinus".

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.
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It certainly is the end of an era, but you're leaving the show in good hands. Good luck in your future endeavors, and I look forward to your inevitable return as a guest!
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