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Old 11-11-2019, 19:54   #1
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Default ***SPOILER*** Second Old Beast

After a certain admin lost the admin password to the previous game - much to the advantage of a certain player.....



we started afresh with a map created for us by jeke. Currently, I do not yet know if I should thank jeke or not.


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I picked Sumer pretty much because I like the starting techs. It is SOOOO boring to start every game by building a worker and researching agriculture.

So guess what my start looks like.

Come on, guess!
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Old 11-11-2019, 19:55   #2
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this is a few turns in:
- researched fishing (how I HATE starting with fishing!),
- produced a warrior,
-went exploring the eternal tundra.

So basically, this is a OCC game or what? And I have exactly three irrigable tiles (unless I am stoopid enough to irrigate the stone), which all lack any commerce. I hope you garee this is not fun when one has agri as a starting tech.

Last start, I got Navigation from a hut. This game, huts are off!



oh yeah, as for the Civ name: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aegypiinae
You can imagine what I was hoping to take to my neighbours. Oh well, no neighbours close by on land, it seems.
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The last turn today brought a slight glimmer of hope:



corn!
a river!
green tiles!
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Things have been developing quickly now. There is more nice stuff to wok with near the corn: swine and river and whatnot.

I met a Celtic Scout, and now.....



The Southern warrior will continue to explore, walking by ProPain's territory, and circle back.
The Northern one will continue to explore, Westwards, and in 6 turns, by pure chance, both will be situated two tiles diagonally off ProPain's city. One NE, one SE.

I wrote him a DM, saying Hi. No reply so far. Let's see how this develops.

I do not expect to attack and take his city, he's not Matrix who left his city unguarded in the last, aborted-due-to-password-loss game. But maybe I can grab a worker? At least, parking warriors on (hill) forest tiles next to his town will throw his plans, make improving tiles near-impossible, and thus slow him down a lot until he can attack with archers (and even then a long-time fortified warrior on forest stands a fair chance). It does mean sending at least two more warriors that way, which need producing first.

In other news, my fishing boat is on the fish tile (where it is barb safe), another warrior is in production. Next turn I can choose between the improved fish and production-heavy tiles. There seems to be no danger from ProPain - it is near-impossible for a warrior to have snuck by mine - so I can go growth for now.
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ProPain doesn't use Civstats, s he didn't see my PM. But we talked on Whatsapp. He is very interested in a long term peace treat, painting Beorn as the BigEvil of the game.

Maybe so.

But I MUST expand into the nice lands adjacent to his capital city, because the lands around mine are to shitty. War it must be, and the sooner the better for me.

BW is 9 turns off, btw.
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