SGOTM 15 - The Missionary This thread gives you and the Staff somewhere to post about non-spoiler issues relating to the game. It is a way of communicating to the rest of the players outside your team, and with the staff about matters that affect your team or everyone. You can post about bugs, rule clarifications, problems with the roster etc., but please do not divulge information about your team's progress. Please subscribe to this thread so that you are kept up to date with new information as the game proceeds. The team lists are at the end of this post. Thanks for this scenario once more go to neilmeister, who brought you The Wizard of Oz. Gandhi has finally completed his training, after years of diligent study, he has mastered the ways of a Hindu priest. The temple that he grew up living next to, has accepted him to join them, but the voyage home is a long and treacherous one. He is of course caught at sea by vikings. They sack and burn the ship, leaving everyone for dead. After days or perhaps weeks at sea, praying to Shiva , Gandhi is washed up in a strange, hostile land. Dazed, in darkness he stumbles inland, following a river, falling asleep on a river beach. You are playing Gandhi of the Indians. For your deliverance, you vow to spread Hinduism to this new world, and spread the name of Shiva. Victory: The laurels will go to the team that can secure the fastest victory. Thats right, everything is in. Level: Emperor. Map: Custom. Speed: Normal. Options: Well, LOTS. Lets see, there's: No City Razing, City Flip After Conquest, Aggressive AI, No Tech Brokering, No Vassal States, No Goody Huts, No Events, Unrestricted Leaders. Victory Conditions: All enabled Opponents: 8 Special Condition: You must found Hinduism, immediately convert to it as your first and only state religion, and then remain Hindu for the entire game. Starting screenshot This is the start of the game (click for a bigger image): Timetable The game will start on January 21 2012. The completion deadline will be May 21 2012. Players are advised that delaying victory until the last possible moment on this date is NOT recommended. Awards The laurels will go to the teams that can remain Hindu for the entire game, and secure a victory with the earliest in-game dates, before the real life deadline of May 21. Wooden spoons will go to the team who finishes the game (win or lose) with the lowest score. Notes Versions This game will be played in Civilization IV Beyond the Sword, version 3.19, using the standard BUFFY-3.19.003 HoF mod. If a later BtS patch is released during this game you will NOT be able to use it to play. You will need to complete this game in BtS version 3.19 before updating your copy of BtS, or create and update a separate copy. Mac players can only join in if they are able to run the Windows software on their system. Rules and Procedures Please visit the Civ4 SGOTM reference thread to check out the rules and procedures to ensure that you are adequately prepared for this game. In this game the following two methods for gaining prior map knowledge are banned: - Players are NOT permitted to use the 'Flying Camera' to look for details under the fog. - Players are NOT permitted to map invisible terrain using the Go To facility. In the interests of promoting participation by all team members, it is recommended that teams try to ensure that each turn set does not exceed 25 turns after the first 100 turns, and that those first 100 turns should be shared by more than one person (99:1 doesn't really count as "shared"!). All saved game files uploaded to the server are parsed through software that extracts and archives data about your save, including reload count for each turn set. Spoiler information will absolutely NOT be tolerated in this thread. Team Lists A name in brackets means that member has declared an interest in lurking exclusively for that team. The number of members is shown in brackets at the end of each team list.