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8/9/2009 11:37 PM


Udderly ridiculous

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This is 1BC's official Beyond the Sword Game of the Month for Aug 2009. BTS version 3.17 is required for play.

A one-city challenge. You cannot have more than 1 city. Noble difficulty, since we're already at a disadvantage. All victory conditions apply. This should be a quick one since there's only 1 city. Can this be won? If no one wins, the highest losing score will be our winner.

Our civ:

Chosen for the Financial trait and Industrious trait. If you're going to win, you need money and maybe some extra wonders. Will it be enough?

Starting location:


Settings recap:


Highest Normalized Score with ANY victory condition will be declared BTS GOTM Champion for August.

When you complete the game, take a screenshot of the Victory screen where it lists your leadership counterpart in history. You may post the screenshot in the GOTM thread and then Email your final save (hopefully one turn just before victory) to gotm@1bcciv.com. Saves should be named as follows: [username]Aug09BTS.CivBeyondSwordSave

Submissions will be accepted until Sept 9th

What are the rules?
The rules are fairly simple: Play fairly.

This means that you play within the spirit of the competition. As it is a friendly competition, we like to believe that there is no real incentive to cheat - but unfortunately, people do. Any persons found to be cheating will have their games removed, and there is a strong possibility that they will be banned from participating in the future.

Cheating includes (and is not limited to):

1. Playing the game multiple times and submitting the best effort (or even playing to get knowledge of the map, the replaying then starting the game again).
2. Using any sort of programs to edit the game or save files.
3. Altering the XML or using other mods that give you an unfair advantage.
4. Reloading an earlier save-file and replaying turns in a different way. The only time you may reload a save file is to start a new play session, and you must use the save file from the end of your previous session.

Also, if in doubt, ask. If you think you have found a new loop-hole or exploit, then we strongly suggest that you ask as to its legallity before you use it. The aim of the competition is not to see who can exploit the rules, and as such, we reserve the right to disqualify submissions based on exploits that are discovered later.

Good luck and Enjoy!!
(attached both the non-zipped and zipped save)
8/11/2009 5:56 PM


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May have to dust off my disc for this one.
8/11/2009 8:11 PM


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Posting to CivBRasil!
8/12/2009 11:22 PM


Warlord

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Playing it.
8/13/2009 12:11 PM


Udderly ridiculous

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You guys will NEVER be able to beat this score!

1750, baby!  YEAH!  lol.

Check out my hammers per turn and science per turn.  I was doing well and was maybe in 2nd place on science with my whopping 1 city.  Then, out of the blue, Gandhi wins a cultural victory.  I had no idea he was even close.  I don't remember seeing any warnings of other cities hitting legendary culture.  I felt robbed.

This is a very winnable game if you do the right things (i.e. switch to Bureacracy as soon as possible after Civil Service).  Probably would have to shoot for a Space Race victory.

I had 10 Great Generals, so if you feel tempted to just build wonders... don't.  Build defense, or else.  lol.

8/13/2009 12:15 PM


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If you guys haven't done a 1 city challenge before, it seems to work like this.  You don't have the option to build settlers and instead of taking enemy cities, it just automatically razes them without asking you.

This game plays quickly with only 1 city.  If you guys want a fast game, this is probably the one.

8/14/2009 6:00 PM


High Plains Drifter

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This is a very winnable game if you do the right things

TOTAL rubbish. It's impossible.

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Obviously cultural and domination victories are out. That leaves eliminate all rivals - a bit tricky if you can't get to the ocean to reach the other continent. Which you can't. Space race? I don't think so, not with one city. That effectively leaves Diplomatic as the only option so, clever old thing that I am, I try to be nice to everyone. But, just a minute, who have we got as a neighbour? Oh yes, Shaka, who is mad as a rabbit on speed. One minute he's a "pleased" +8 then he turns round and attacks. I teach the *** a lesson of course but as this involves razing a few cities our little tiff ends up leaving our relationship at an all time low of minus 42! I kinda guess he won't be voting for me in the future. Meantime, across the water and totally inaccessible, Charlemagne is busy vasselising, well, everyone really.
Despite the fact that I had a tech lead, 3 religions, more money than I knew how to spend, about half the world's Wonders, a Ledgendary city full of level five tanks and bombers, and no unhappiness I only scored a pathetic 2150 when Charlemagne won a Diplo victory.
Don't even think about settling on the coast - resources are meagre enough as it is. Oh yeah, and there's no oil, so Standard Ethanol is mandatory. And you can only have 5 National Wonders. I tried again (having lost) from midgame thereby eliminating myself from the competition but, hey, who cares? I wanted to see if NC was right. This time I got to way above the year 2000 but the Charlegmange Empire is attacking and guess what? No aluminium available on my continent. This is another crucial resource, because you need jets. Even if I get to the end I will not win because Charlegmagne has about double the points. It's rather disheartening to say the least. This thing is seriously flawed. You cannot control the game and I pronounce it unwinnable. If someone does win it I shall eat my hat, my computer, my Civ disc and my shoes and never post on this site again, but it will not happen. At least I beat NC's score on the first attempt - that's the only consolation.
8/14/2009 7:16 PM


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Ooh, a challenge. The mighty Tones has lost as well. I still say its winnable. I will probably replay it to try to prove it.

Come on, guys... someone can do it.

With 5 National Wonders, play it smart guys.
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I'd suggest Iron Works, Wall Street and the Oxford University to double production, gold and science. The other 2? I'm thinking maybe the Heroic Epic and maybe the National Park, but I suppose thats debatable and up to you guys.
8/15/2009 4:18 AM


High Plains Drifter

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I had four out of the five National Wonders you mentioned (it's pretty obvious what you need - the fifth was the Globe) but it makes no difference in the end. It just might be winnable on a Pangea map but as things stand it is not doable.

adit here we go, after my second attempt I excelled myself...

I lasted until 2029. Here are some tips: don't try and win 'cos you can't; if you really must try, then Standard Ethanol and Aluminium Co. are essential (Cereal Mills would be nice too); don't trust Shaka; try and build the UN; invent an amazing never-before-conceived startegy to amaze us all and make me eat my Civ disc.

8/16/2009 4:44 AM


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I'm in the 1930s, science 800+ per turn. Shaka is friendly, 20+, no way will he declare war. I'll win this game for sure; 20 advanced units guarding the premises, who's gonna land and do anything worthwhile, when they're so far behind... Spaceship victory to follow. :p

(Hm, didn't look at their culture yet.)
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