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TSG 167 Announcement

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Game Of The Month' started by Knowtalent, Feb 4, 2018.

  1. Knowtalent

    Knowtalent Chieftain GOTM Staff

    Dec 13, 2009
    Civilization 5 - Game of the Month Training Series Game 167
    Welcome to the 167th game in the GOTM V Training Series! This Series will allow new and old GOTM fans to try out these features from Civ5's expansions and DLCs in a friendly environment. Participants are encouraged to post questions, stories, advice, tricks and failures in the dedicated game threads (described below). Each game will specify the Civ you will play and the Victory Condition to strive for. You can read more about the GOTM and Training Series concept in this thread.
    Must Read!
    Civ V BNW - TSG167 Details:
    Indonesia Unique Abilities:
    Spoiler :
    UA: Spice Islanders - The first 3 cities founded on continents other than where Indonesia started each provide 2 unique Luxury Resources (and can never be razed).

    UU: Kris Swordsman - Classical Era Melee unit (replaces the Swordsman) that has a mystical weapon whose abilities will be discovered the first time it is used in combat. May only be build by Indonesia.

    UU: Candi - Replaces the Garden. +25% Great People generation in this City, and +2 Faith for each World Religion that has at least 1 follower in the city. Unlike the Garden the Candi does not have to be built next to a River or Lake.

    This is where you will start: TS167Start.jpg
    Information about threads associated with each individual TSG -- Must Read if you are new to our Game of the Month!
    Spoiler :
    Please note: If you wish to make a video of your game, please do not post any links to it until after the game submission date has passed. This is because of the potential spoilers that are created by posting before the end date. Thank you for your cooperation.
    TSG Announcement thread (this one): This thread is used to announce the game and clarify the settings and rules (dont be afraid to ask questions). Its also used to discuss the game before you start, and post problems with opening the save. Please dont post any game-related info once you open and play the save. Instead use the next thread.
    Opening Actions thread: This thread is used to discuss the game's opening decisions and strategies through the first 100 or so turns. Here you can post questions related to the game and share your achievements/anger/frustration/victories while you play. We encourage players to use the spoiler tags for screenshot. During the time the game is active, please do not post any information concerning the game outside of the spoiler threads including screen shots, videos, or recorded/live-cast Let's Plays on other websites.
    After Actions thread: In this thread you can post the results of your game. Please state your victory/loss date (preferably in the post title) and describe your path to glory in this post! Players are encouraged to provide feedback on the game. Some players like to replay the game, and although we will not record the results from a replay, you can still post your new experiences. The game will not be closed as such, but after one month, the results will be compiled, and will not necessarily be updated with reports coming in after the finish date.
    Results and Congratulations thread: We will create a separate thread with the results at the end of the one month submission period (sorted by earliest date and highest score ). We will issue a medal to the top winner (based on earliest date finished for each VC). There are no long-term records kept for these results, they are just given out to top finishers to reward their efforts.

    File Upload System
    We have a game file upload system you can find here. Please use it to upload your completed first attempt by saving the game on the turn after your victory or defeat. (by using the "lemme play one more turn" feature) Please note: you must submit your game on the turn following Victory. If you continue to play, the game overwrites the data and your submission could be rejected by the submission system.
    This game runs for a month and ends march 4th, 2018.

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    Last edited: Feb 4, 2018
  2. beetle

    beetle Chieftain

    Mar 19, 2004
    Frederick, MD
    Thanks @Knowtalent! I think Indonesia is one of my favorite civs just because they are so weird. I am always temped to go wider with them, 3 or 4 cities on my starting continent, then 3 spice islands. I think with Tiny Islands though, I will SIP and stick w/ 4-city tradition. Optics early in build queue obviously.

    EDIT: Map size is large. (Also, typos about Quick Combat and Quick Movement being on, and that “The save will be available for download on 5/16/17”.)
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2018
  3. JeffreyLXV

    JeffreyLXV Chieftain

    Jan 6, 2013
    FloriDUH, U.S. of A.
    Hmmm ... Tiny map, quick pace. Mis-clicks could be costly and they are my specialty.

    Edit: As Beetle said, the Map size is "large." The description has been corrected. I'm glad I noticed it while nosing around to make sure quick movement/combat was off.
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2018
  4. vadalaz

    vadalaz Chieftain

    Sep 15, 2014
    Lovely starting location and very fun game so far.
  5. sebtanic

    sebtanic Chieftain

    Jan 10, 2007
    Hmm. Last time I played Indonesia literally all my Kris Swordsmen were cursed - I think I built 3 in total...
  6. raider980

    raider980 Chieftain

    Sep 27, 2010
    Large map. I'm going wide!

    If what we see is the whole island I guess we gotta beeline optics. Should be fun.
  7. glonnon

    glonnon Chieftain

    Sep 15, 2014
    Lots of hammers, good chance to get a quick start and settle in place. Will rush out a worker and look for a good cargo route. The Kris swordsman will be next to worthless but three cities that can be built without a unique resource will allow some extra options. I really like the collosus but don't care about the swordsman, not sure whether that track is worth it in a science game.

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