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RBC16 - Sleeveless

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Succession Games' started by Sirian, Aug 14, 2004.

  1. Sirian

    Sirian Civ Map Programmer

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    SLEEVELESS

    Concept: Nothing up our sleeves. Leave off the standard bag of tricks and play some basic civ.

    * We do not execute nfer trades. One tech per turn, maximum, to be acquired via trade.

    * We do not build great wonders.

    * We do not form armies.

    * We do not raze cities. No abandoning, either. (Autoraze of size 1 is OK).

    * SGLs disabled.

    * We do conduct our own research. At least sometimes.

    * No starting worker for us.

    * No intentional prebuilding.

    * We accept peace any time an AI at war with us offers it.

    * No blockades of any kind, unless at war.

    * No worker farms.

    * No suicide ships.

    * No intentional renegging (via any method) on credit payments.

    * No "excessive use" of bombardment: artillery SoDs, lethal air. How much is too much? Hard to pin down. We'll regulate this during the game. (Y'all can be a little flexible with this rule, right? The spirit, not the letter, shall govern.)


    Civ: England
    Map: Standard Pelago 30%
    Difficulty: Demigod
    Victory: Space or Domination (set to 40% land and 40% pop. If we get to that point, the game is probably already won. If a single AI gets to that point, oh well for us.)

    This should not be considered a well-polished variant, but only an exploration.

    24/72 Got-It/Play-and-Report
    10 turns per player


    Sleeveless Roster:

    Sirian
    Grimjack
    Sir Bugsy
    SesnOfWthr
    microbe


    Participants please check in. Also copy the variant rules to your local machine. Thank you. :)


    - Sirian
     
  2. microbe

    microbe Cascaded Mansion

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    Check in and more than 10 characters.
     
  3. SesnOfWthr

    SesnOfWthr True Believer

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    Checking in. Can't wait to see how this goes.

    I still don't really understand what "research - sometimes" means though. I understand that it's a concept more than a rule, but can we clarify that, a least a bit? I mean, do you want to keep the sci slider at, say, 30%? Is the intention that we have to research a couple of techs for ourselves per age?
     
  4. Grimjack

    Grimjack Bounty Hunter

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    Checking in

    As to research, at Demigod it is entirely feasible to do all our research by ourselves.
     
  5. Sir Bugsy

    Sir Bugsy Civ.D.

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    I'm ready.
     
  6. Sirian

    Sirian Civ Map Programmer

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    I'll try to get the game started by tomorrow. :)

    - Sirian
     
  7. Sirian

    Sirian Civ Map Programmer

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    OK who broke the upload server? Arrgh.

    I played the first ten turns. I have two pics and the save to upload. Trying to upload files (now one at a time? Who's idea was that??) nets a result of it complaining that the file is not uploaded and that I should change the filename and extension to all lower case. Um... yeah. Since the filename and extension are "rbc16-3500bc.zip" I'm wondering what the heck it is smoking. :smoke:

    Why do people break things that are working nicely?

    I guess I could use some help here. How are things done in this brave new world? Thanks.


    - Sirian
     
  8. SesnOfWthr

    SesnOfWthr True Believer

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    The easiest way is to just directly attach to a post, but that will only display the screens if you have only one attachment. So you'd need three posts to attach the zip and show both screenies.

    Did you try changing the dash to an underscore in the filename?

    EDIT: Are you able to upload the screens? If so, you could just attach the zip and use the img tags for the pics.
     
  9. microbe

    microbe Cascaded Mansion

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    Weird. I never have problem with uppercase filenames (extention names I don't know).
     
  10. SesnOfWthr

    SesnOfWthr True Believer

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    I've had it tell me that before, but that was never the problem. I was invariably trying to attach a .bmp or something like that.
     
  11. Sirian

    Sirian Civ Map Programmer

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    Apparently I misread the upload message. :o The "File uploaded successfully" headline is gone, and the first thing I'm reading is instructions about how to use lower case. Missed the word "IF" in there. Oh well. The files DID upload. In fact, I seem to have uploaded three copies of the zip. Sorry about that, Thunderfall. I guess we all have to adapt to changing circumstances. :)


    So anyway, not a whole lot takes place on my first ten.

    4000BC: We are not allowed to have that worker, so I edit him out of the game in lazy fashion.



    I settle on the starting spot and start max research on Ceremonial. I order a warrior.

    3750BC: Warrior trains, start a worker. Warrior explores southward.

    3500BC: Worker trained, start curraugh.




    Sleeveless Roster:

    Sirian
    Grimjack <<<< UP NOW
    Sir Bugsy <<< On Deck
    SesnOfWthr
    microbe


    RBC16 - 3500BC


    - Sirian
     
  12. microbe

    microbe Cascaded Mansion

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    Nice tundra!
     
  13. 6thGenTexan

    6thGenTexan Chieftain

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    lurker comment (and thread subscription)

    At least there is fresh water to irrigate.
     
  14. Grimjack

    Grimjack Bounty Hunter

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    Looks like an interesting start position.

    I have it, and will play in another 10 hours.

    Grimjack
     
  15. Yom

    Yom Re-ese Mekwanint

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    Are you going to add "No minimum research" to that list? It seems to fit the idea of using no tricks.
     
  16. microbe

    microbe Cascaded Mansion

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    * We do conduct our own research. At least sometimes.

    I think it's quire clear that we do sometimes not research. :)

    OK, guys, game already started so let's not propose new changes in the rules..

    By the way, what is "no worker farms"?
     
  17. Sirian

    Sirian Civ Map Programmer

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    Worker farms are cities built for the express purpose of doing nothing but cranking workers, either for the whole game or a huge chunk of the early game. Instead, we will build workers here and there as we need more, spreading the training duty out across our civ.

    - Sirian
     
  18. T-hawk

    T-hawk Transcend

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    FWIW, it's preferred to use the forum attachments system now rather than the file upload server. The Javascripting for the attachments doesn't work very well in Opera (you use that, right?), but it works fine in Firefox, at least for me.

    BTW, why no starting worker? That doesn't sound like anything that one would have up their sleeves...?
     
  19. Sir Bugsy

    Sir Bugsy Civ.D.

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    I still do it the old way with (IMG)...(/IMG) and saves.
     
  20. microbe

    microbe Cascaded Mansion

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    I still use upload server for images, as attachments have a short lifetime (quota). I hate to see game reports with broken picture links because they were deleted.
     

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