Welcome to The Xmas Deity Challenge Line-up! This was a fortnightly event, but the schedule has changed and new games will now be posted every 10 days. As a Xmas treat, however, we bring you TWO games. You can play either one or both, depending on how much free time you have and how much you like to play. Consider this exception to be a Xmas treat for the BNW addicts. Both maps are very different and there should be something for everyone. [Host: This posting is also a little early, but there is only one week until Xmas, and honestly I have so much to do between now and then, that I’d rather post it now than risk leaving you all waiting on Friday morning. Hope this is OK. Note: the next (single) map will be posted as per the normal schedule on 2nd January. The additional map is completely ‘free’, like The Oracle social policy ] - - - Now, on with the usual spiel... - All the games in this series are set to Deity difficulty. - User civilizations, maps, and opponents will change with each challenge, but the game speed will always be set to Standard and the starting era will always be Ancient. - We will try for a variety of starts, and not just having a crazy warmonger as your next door neighbour (although there will be that too). - This isn't a competition so there will be no predefined victory conditions. - The spreadsheet of all challenge finishers to date has been updated and is available here. * We welcome all comments and write-ups and invite you to post screenshots of key moments and the moment of victory (if you are successful), but please use the spoiler tag if you post a picture, make a comment about which civs are in the game, or about wonders, or locations of ancient ruins, etc. * In short, if it’s information you can only know by playing the game, don’t spoil it for others by divulging this information in the open. Thank you for your co-operation DCL Game #14 You: The Netherlands Map Type: Spoiler : Small Continents Settings: Quick combat (turn it back on if you would like) Everything else is set to default. Game Version - 220.127.116.116 Downloadable Content: – G&K, BNW, Conquest of the New World Deluxe, Genghis Khan's Mongolia, Harold Bluetooth's Denmark, Isabella’s Sapin and Pachacuti's Incan Empire, Kamehameha's Polynesian Empire, Nebuchadnezzar's Babylon, Sejong The Great's Korea, Wonders of the Ancient World. The map packs are intentionally excluded. - - - Schedule Game #1 20/06/14 The Zulu Pangaea Game #2 04/07/14 America Continents Game #3 18/07/14 Persia Continents Game #4 01/08/14 Sweden Pangaea Game #5 15/08/14 The Inca Pangaea Game #6 29/08/14 Byzantium Continents Game #7 12/09/14 Ethiopia Pangaea Game #8 26/09/14 Mongolia Pangaea Game #9 10/10/14 Rome Small Continents Game #10 24/10/14 Polynesia Terra Game #11 07/11/14 Morocco Pangaea Game #12 21/11/14 The Maya Continents Game #13 05/12/14 Indonesia Continents Game #14 19/12/14 (Xmas Special) The Netherlands Spoiler : Small Continents Game #15 19/12/14 (Xmas Special) Poland Spoiler : Pangaea - - - Host's Notes Map selection (sizeable map spoilers ahead, probably best read after you've gotten some way into your own game) In choosing the fourth map, I have carefully chosen Spoiler : a map that allows for every facet of the Netherlands' particularities to be explored in whatever playstyle you wish. The map is a random roll, but the opposition have been chosen to suit the map. It seems unfair to have Genghis and Ashurbanipal expected to provide proper opposition on a watery map. This should hopefully be a chance to showcase a tragically-under-discussed civ. For DCL #15, please click here. - - - I hope you all enjoy both maps! - - - If you have any comments, questions or would like to submit a map for consideration for future challenges, please send an email to: email@example.com Please note that submitted maps MUST have map packs disabled, so those who do not have them can enjoy the challenge. To do this, you MUST go into the DLC option from the Main Menu and untick the options ‘Scrambled Nations’, ‘Explorers Map Pack’ and ‘Scrambled Continents’. Thanks.