TSG 239 Announcement


GOTM Staff
Oct 22, 2018
Civilization 5 - Game of the Month Training Series Game 239
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Welcome to the 239th game in the GOTM V Training Series! This Series allows new and old Civilization V fans to try out many 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.

Our most sacred rule: Do not replay any turns!
If you make a mistake, accept it, and try to recover through game-play. To ensure fair play and prevent results exclusions, please set your Autosaves to "1 turn". In the event of a computer crash while playing, just reload to the previous autosave, then play on the same way you played it the first time. Please let Leif or me know (either in the forums or through Private Message) if you experienced a crash and how many turns you replayed.
TSG239 Details:
Game Settings:
Player (You): Askia - Songhai
Victory Condition: Culture
(but all VCs are enabled)
Difficulty: Emperor
Map Type/Size: Sandstorm / Standard
(8 Civs, 16 City-States)
Pace: Standard
Your Unique Characteristics:
UA: River Warlord:
Triple gold from clearing barbarian camps and conquering cities. Military land units have the Amphibious promotion and they have increased defence when embarked.
UB: Mud Pyramid Mosque (Temple): +2 culture and no maintenance cost.
UU: Mandekalu Cavalry (Knight). -10 hammers to produce and upgrades from Horsemen and Chariot Archers are cheaper.
Required DLC: All DLCs.
Starting Era: Ancient
Required game options: None
Enabled game options: Quick Combat, Quick Movement
(You may turn on/off Quick Combat/Quick Movement using the game options menu at any time during gameplay.)
Game Version: This game was created in Civ5 Brave New World version
Here is where you will start:

The start file is attached below.

Information about threads associated with each individual TSG - Must Read if you are new to the Game of the Month!

Please note:

Spoiler :

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 (don't be afraid to ask questions). Its also used to discuss the game before you start, and post problems with opening the save. Please don't post any game-related info once you open and play the save. Instead use the next thread.
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.

File Upload System
Spoiler :

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 through March 15th 2024.

@The_J @Blake00




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Can you tell us the landmass type?
I vote against revealing that info. Since there aren’t any map types called ”Sandstorm continents” or ”Sandstorm pangea”, it would constitute a spoiler.
Has there been an update to Civ that I'm not aware of? I feel like I've never seen these traits before. (Same with the Japan game recently, I mean Longswordsmen that build Fishing Boats?! :confused:)

Also, it's the first time I've seen barb ruins in the opening screenshot. Aren't we seeing a bit much of the map? I though vision was normally limited to 2 hexes but I might be wrong... like when there's a mountain it can be seen from 3 hexes away and so on.
Sounds good to me. I don't think it would change my strategy anyway now that I think about it.
What an interesting setup! Culture with Askia; surely will need to be a domination assisted CV, even if just to use the Songhai UA a bit. Emperor so we normally could get DF and Petra with no problem; but now everyone has desert so everyone will be going for them, I'm not going to count on it from the start.

I will move the warrior to the hill due west to see what's there. Unless its something amazing to make me move to the Incense next to the lake, I'll be settling in place.

Can you tell us the landmass type?
I'm pretty sure Sandstorm can be any type; well maybe any of the normal types like pangea or continents.

Has there been an update to Civ that I'm not aware of? I feel like I've never seen these traits before. (Same with the Japan game recently, I mean Longswordsmen that build Fishing Boats?! :confused:)
Japan and Songhai definitely have two of the weirdest set of uniques. I don't think they're new though.
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