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TNT1 : Monarch, custom continents, PP or PW

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Succession Games' started by Tatran, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. Tatran

    Tatran Chieftain

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    Difficulty : Monarch
    Version : warlords + patch 2.08

    Map : custom continents
    Size : standard
    Climate : tropical
    Sea level : low
    Speed : epic
    Number of continents : 6
    Number of civs : 18
    World wrap : toroidal

    Options :
    - raging barbarians
    - random personalities
    - permanent alliances
    - aggressive AI
    - permanent peace or war

    Sign-up requirements : experience with some of the game settings

    Random roster :
    GreyFox
    negyvenketto
    Immaculate
    The Sansman
    Tatran

    Game rules (shameless copied) :

    Spoiler :
    Standard LK house rules:
    1) Worker automation is prohibited.

    2) Automation of any kind is strongly discouraged until the game is known better.

    3) A go to order is only allowed if you turn summary warns that it is happening and explains why. Sometimes it is just too important to make sure those reinforcements don't get sent to the wrong place.

    4) Please complete your turn. At most the next player should have one unmoved unit such as a settler where you are unsure of its direction. A stack that is fortified counts as completed. The game should be sitting ready to hit end of turn with very little left to move.

    5) Don't edit your game results into a got it post. There is no notification of new activity. I have had SGs stalled waiting thinking I was waiting for a person to move, when they already did.

    6) The use of the auto-logger is prohibited for the body of your report. You may include it as a spoiler tag. SGs are about writing up enough information so that the team understands where you are going. The auto-logger clearly fails in this regard. Knowing the details doesn't show the big picture. SGs need the big picture.

    7) SGs are about cooperative team play. If you aren't willing to discuss plans before and / or after your turn, then the LK series isn't for you.

    8) Major wars shouldn't be declared without a team consensus. Clear phony wars gain diplomatic favors are ok. The phony war when you declare on an AI on another continent or a last place civ. A war of opportunity to grab one or two cities from an AI getting trashed is OK. Going after the #1 civ unplanned what I want to stop.

    9) If you disagree with a dot map plan, comment *before* playing you turn.

    10) I reserve the right to refuse players whom IMHO failed to play in the spirit of cooperation. Declaring an unexpected major war is a high risk that you will go on this list. Excessive personal attacks against other players guarantee a ban from the LK series.


    Mansa Musa will be the leader.

    Starting location for large map :





    All victories are open.
     
  2. Randall_Flagg

    Randall_Flagg The Evil One

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    *looks around*
     
  3. ThERat

    ThERat Chieftain

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    sorry Tatran, read my post in acid 04 ...this game has had me for a while...I will take a break from it and maybe come back at a later stage...sorry :sad:
     
  4. Immaculate

    Immaculate unerring

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    I'll sign on if you'll have me.
     
  5. Tatran

    Tatran Chieftain

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    Nothing...
     
  6. The Sansman

    The Sansman Chieftain

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    Hi Tatran

    I would like to sign on. I feel that it is only fair to warn you that I have only played the Vanilla Civ 4 on noble and quite easily defeated the AI. I was going to play my next game on prince. I will get Warloads for this game this weekend if you are willing to risk letting me play. I am interested in playing this SG because I always play with custom continents on the largest map with as many civs possible at epic speed. My goals are usually to see if I trash them all and build the space ship before someone wins.

    If you do decide to let me play could you place me later in the roster so that I can have a "quick" game of Warloads on prince before my turnset.

    The Sansman
     
  7. Tatran

    Tatran Chieftain

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    Nothing...
     
  8. Tatran

    Tatran Chieftain

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    Ok, this can be done at Monarch level.
    I reduced the map size to standard and hope some players still
    will like to join.

    Random roster :
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    Immaculate
    The Sansman
    host
     
  9. GreyFox

    GreyFox Make it so ...

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    Hello, Tatran, hate to see such an interesting game set up go to waste ... so this is a sign-up even though I may currently have too much on my plate.

    I don't mind a larger map though, so perhaps you'll want to poll the players on the map size when the team is formed up.
     
  10. negyvenketto

    negyvenketto Scientist

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    Hi, I would like to join, too. Although I don't have experience on monarch, just on prince.
     
  11. Tatran

    Tatran Chieftain

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    Random roster :

    Immaculate
    The Sansman
    GreyFox
    negyvenketto
    Tatran

    For the set up I need to know from everyone : map size (standard or large)
    and if we will use Blake's betterAI.
     
  12. negyvenketto

    negyvenketto Scientist

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    I can manage either way, but would prefer standard without Blake's mod.
     
  13. GreyFox

    GreyFox Make it so ...

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    I prefer without Blake's AI as well ... unless someone is pretty sure it will not interfere with other games.
     
  14. Immaculate

    Immaculate unerring

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    Either is fine with me. I'm just happy about the epic speed mostly.
     
  15. The Sansman

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    My preference is to play on the largest map at the slowest speed , but I will still play on a standard map. I have never used Blake AI, although I am interested in trying it, once I get used to playing prince on Vanilla. If the majority decides to use it, I will install it. Finally, not worry I will get Warlords ASAP, and try a quick game with it before my turnset (I hope).
     
  16. Tatran

    Tatran Chieftain

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    Everyone, welcome.

    The first post is edited. One screenshot for a standard map and one
    for a large map. In both cases everyone needs Optics to contact the
    other continents and every continent has 3 civs. I played this variant
    on a standard map, so my choice will be the large map.

    Some final notes :
    Barbarians will a less pain on a standard map.
    We are at permanent peace with one continent and at permanent war
    with 1 or 2 civs at each other continent.
    The most critical part of the game is the time until Optics.
     
  17. Immaculate

    Immaculate unerring

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    A fast way to optics (if we want to bee-line there for some trading partners on other continents) is to oracle jump code-of-laws and adopt a caste system and work two+ specialists cities to light-bulb machinery and optics themselves. This means that you can never research or obtain meditation (or the scientists end up bulbing philosophy) or theology/civil service (or they light-bulb paper) and you must self-research math, calendar, metal casting, and compass. If you hold off on math and you have three cities that can be used to generate specialists, you can also try to generate a merchant to bulb metal-casting. The merchant obviously would have to be generated first. Timing the points being generated can be tough, but its possible with some foresight.
    I'm not sure how important it is to get caravels that quickly though. It was my impression that originally we were going to be unable to trade with anyone on our continent. Is that still the case?
     
  18. Immaculate

    Immaculate unerring

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    Are all other civs on all continents at war with all the other civs on their starting continents?
     
  19. Tatran

    Tatran Chieftain

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    Yes. So some civs will be gone before we can reach them.

    From previous posts a large map has a majority.
    I'll make the preparations, so we can start the game.
     
  20. negyvenketto

    negyvenketto Scientist

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    Gonna be fun. Do we settle in place or move to the W hill to bring silver to BFC?
     

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