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LP: Beyond Earth! Update #4 New Carthage, Old Ruins

JusticeforPlutoJusticeforPluto Registered User regular
edited August 2015 in Social Entropy++
Beyond Earth is a spin off game of the famous Civilization series. In the future, the Earth is doomed. Rampart war, disease, pollution, and lack of resources have lead the leaders of 8 powerful factions to come to the same conclusion: Humanity must leave Earth to survive. Sadly however, not all can come along on the journey, and many will be left behind. Several promising planets have been selected, the ships built, the rockets fueled, the lucky few chosen.

The fate of humanity is in our hands. Humanity will conquer the unknown, or our story will end.

What is this:

This is a lets play of a Civ style game. However, instead of watching me play, the community will take the roles of the colonists and decide our future. You can be anything from a general and a mayor, to a lowly foot solider or storekeeper. Every one gets a vote and a voice, and although some players will be in more powerful positions I want every one to have a say.

All positions expect overall leader are open (that's my job!). If you can think of it, you can play it.

Some roles will control pieces of the game, while others will help flesh out our lore and write our story with their journals, blogs, and papers!

We're all in this together, let's not die!

Now, the first thing to do will be !signup in the role you want, and then !vote on who we are playing and what we are bringing with us on this incredible journey.

And now, to decide our nation....

The Sponsers:

These Eight leaders have all decided to leave the Earth and help forge the future of humanity. We must chose

People's African Union led by Samatar Jama Barre
-Bonus: +10% Food in growing cities when Healthy, All cities start with an Old Earth Relic
History
Avuncular, genial, affable, affecting an air of bonhomie, Samatar Jama Barre wished to be addressed as Kubwa Mjomba (“great uncle” in Swahili) by those he both commanded and protected. Despite his seeming benevolence and absent-minded demeanor, he was nonetheless an efficient and effective administrator, an able diplomat, and ruthless when necessary. Barre was amused and likely pleased when detractors likened him to the traditional African village chieftains of the past, claiming him to be a throwback and out-of-step with the new world in the wake of the Great Mistake. But the Peoples’ African Union made a wise choice when he was selected as one of their colony governors.

Early Life
Rising from the poverty and violence of the inundated streets of Hargeisa, Samatar joined the African Union’s resurgent military forces, eventually rising to the rank of Major. For three decades he served in a variety of increasingly important posts, military and civilian, rising steadily in both ability and influence. He was able to overcome lingering tribal tensions, dealing with the polyglot cultures of Africa with both reverence and common sense. Barre displayed those same diplomatic skills when negotiating with those outside the African Union, and brought to culmination several international agreements that helped propel the Union’s colonization effort before he was selected to command one of those colonies.

The Great Uncle
Barre proved to be just as efficient against any perceived threat to the well-being and safety of those under his protection. In dealing with nascent warlords, religious fanatics, and local dictators, he either brought about an equitable peace, or bludgeoned them into submission. Although never known as a military genius, his troops were extremely loyal to their “great uncle” and fought with abandon for his approval. Samatar Barre never lost a battle, although he took no credit for his victories and viewed them as lamentable necessities.

Verdict of History
Though not religious himself, he was tolerant and accepting of others' religious traditions. In the end, it was this tolerance, coupled with his intellect and personality that would shape the African Union’s colony on the new planet.

Colonists: who we bring with will determine what type of colony we will found. Engineers won.
+2 Production in every city

Spacecraft: what type of spaceship we take will give us strategic different options Tectonic Scanner was the winner.
-No technology is needed to see Petroleum, Geothermal and Titanium resources

Cargo: the science team says we have enough room to bring one important piece of cargo. Machinery was the winner.
Begin with a Worker unit

Planet Type: Random won. Look Terran though.

Terran World
A world with a few large landmasses separated by oceans and some smaller islands.

Terrain: Random won.

Note: Random is a acceptable choice for all. Size will be Standard (8 players, us and the other 7 Sponsors), with standard length and normal difficulty.

Also, if any one wants help choosing a role feel free to ask in the thread for help from me and your fellow colonists.

Now, with that said, Game on!

Update: The Affinities and Virtues:
This will go in the op but for those of you to lazy to look there, here it it. Also going up, roles.

Affinities

Harmony
1-Explorers Immune to Miasma
3-Units take 5 less damage while standing in Miasma.
6-Units heal by 5 points while standing in Miasma.
8-4 free Xenomass stockpiles.
11-Allow for the use of the "Worm Caller" Covert Operation, summoning three Siege Worms into the vicinity of a chosen enemy city.
13-Unlock Victory

Purity
1-Explorer Units are twice as strong when defending.
3-20% increase to both Ranged Strength and standard Strength when engaging or defending against wild Aliens.
6-2 extra tiles of Orbital Coverage to every city owned.
8-4 free Floatstone stockpiles.
11-Allows for the use of Dirty Bombs in Covert Operations, explosives that irradiate whatever they come in contact with which are dropped into densely packed civilian housing and wipe out half of an entire cities' population
13-Unlock Victory

Supremacy
1-Explorers can build one additional expedition before having to recharge the rover.
3-Magrails and Roads sustain themselves, requiring no Energy upkeep.
6-Orbital intelligence and coverage of all Firaxite planet wide.
8-Four Firaxite stockpiles.
11-The Sabotage Covert Operation is unlocked for use allowing Supremacy operatives to detonate an electromagnetic bomb within a city in order to destroy the electronics of improvements within three tiles of the city.
13-Unlock Victory

Victories (spoilers)
Harmony-Allows for Harmony to construct the Mind Flower and its Mind Stems in order to prepare for ascension.
Purity-Unlocks the secrets of Warp Gate construction and finally begins the Purity task of saving the world.
Supremacy-The secrets of Space-Time warping are unlocked, allowing for the construction of the Emancipation Gate and the eventual enlightening of all mankind.

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Virtues
Width Synergy (per any virtue of any tree)
Tier 1-
6 Virtues: 1 free Virtue
10 Virtues: +10% Growth, Production and Energy in the Capital
15 Virtues: 1 free Technology

Tier 2-
8 Virtues: Choose 1 free Virtue, Recruit 1 new Covert Agent
12 Virtues: Choose 1 Free Affinity Level

Tier 3-
10 Virtues: +10% Growth, Production, Science, Culture and Energy in every City.

Might:
Synergy Bonuses-
5 Might Virtues: +5% combat strength and +5% ranged strength for all units
10 Might Virtues: +5% combat strength and +5% ranged strength for all units
15 Might Virtues: 1 free Affinity level

Tier 1-
Adaptive Tactics: +50% XP from combat.
Survivalism: +25% Strength and Ranged Strength against alien life forms.
Liberation Army: After conquering an enemy Outpost, automatically found an Outpost of your own in its place.
Military-Industrial Complex: +15% Production towards military units
Public Security: +0.25 Health for every Military Unit under your command

Tier 2-
Scavenging: Earn 100% of an alien lifeform's strength as Science after killing it Earn 30 Sciencefrom destroying alien nests
Adaptive Sciences: +20% Affinity earned from researching technologies
Special Service: +40% Intrigue from Covert Operations
Army Engineering Corps: +1 Production, +1 Energy from every Strategic Resource
Martial Meditations: Choose 1 Free Affinity Level

Teir 3-
Brutal Efficiency: +50% quantity from sources of strategic resources
Integrated Arms: +10% Production towards a Unit for each upgrade it has
Joint Operations: +3 Orbital coverage by stations you trade with
Democratized Quartering: -50% maintenance for Units
Channel Wrath: +10% Strength and ranged strength for all units

Prosperity:
Synergy Bonuses-
5 Prosperity Virtues: +10% Growth in all cities
10 Prosperity Virtues: +1 Health in every city
15 Prosperity Virtues: +50% Orbital Coverage radius from Cities

Teir 1-
Frugality: 10% Food retained after a City grows
Helping Hands: +15% tile improvement rate.
Homesteading: +30% faster development for Outposts
Workforce Initiative: Gain a free Worker Unit.
Colony Initiative: Gain a free Colonist Unit.

Teir 2-
Pathfinders: Explorer units can build 3 additional Expeditions.
Pioneer Spirit: -25% Culture needed for border expansions
Gift Economy: +3 Energy from your Trade Routes to foreign cities.
Settler Clans: +2 Population for newly founded Cities
Mind Over Matter: +7 Health

Teir 3-
Nature's Bounty: +1 Production from every Basic Resource
Joy From Variety: +1 Health from every type of Basic Resource that is improved
Hands Never Idle: +2 Energy from any Population acting as a Specialist
Ecoscaping: +1 Food, +1 Production, +1 Culture from every Terrascape Improvement
Eudaimonia: 15% less negative Health

Knowledge:
Synergy Bonuses-
5 Knowledge Virtues: +10% Culture in every city
10 Knowledge Virtues: +10% Science in every city
15 Knowledge Virtues: 1 Free Technology

Tier 1-
Foresight: +10% Science when healthy.
Social Mores: +0.25 Culture per population.
Field Research: Earn 50 Science from finishing expeditions.
Social Mores: Each city tile generates +0.25 Culture per population.
Laboratory Apprenticeship: Each city tile generates +0.25 Science per population.

Tier 2-
Creative Class: Earn extra Culture up to 30% of positive Health
Cohesive Values: -10% Culture needed for new virtues
Applied Aesthetics: Earn extra Energy equal to 30% of the Culture you generate.
Networked Datalinks: -40% Science penalty from number of Cities for new technologies.
Community Medicine: +1 Health for every 6 Population in a City
Memeweb: -40% Culture penalty from number of Cities for new Virtues.

Tier 3-
Information Warfare: Recruit 1 new Covert Agent.
Learning Centers: +1 Science from Academy Improvement
Technoartisans: Earn extra Science equal to 15% of the Culture you generate.
Metaresearch Methods: Leaf Technologies cost 10% less Science
Monomyth: +7 Culture for every Great Wonder

Industry:
Synergy Bonuses-
5 Industry Virtues: +10% Energy in all cities
10 Industry Virtues: +10% production in every city
15 Industry Virtues: earn 1% of stockpiled Energy amount every turn, up to 100 Energy

Tier 1-
Labor Logistics: +10% Production towards Buildings
Central Planning: +5 Energy in your capital.
Standardized Architecture: +25% Production towards Buildings which have already been built in the Capital.
Commoditization: +1 Energy from every Basic Resource
Scalable Infrastructure: +15% Production towards Wonders

Tier 2-
Investment: Earn 1% of stockpiled Energy amount every turn, up to 100 Energy.
Entrepreneurial Spaceflight: +25% Production towards Orbital Units
Profiteering: +0.5 Health for every trade unit under your command.
Alternative Markets: Trade Routes with Stations grant +6 Energy per Station tier.
Interdependence Network: +25% yield from Trade Routes with your own Cities

Tier 3-
Social Investment: +2 Production from Manufactory improvements.
Liquidity: -20% Energy cost to purchase Units
Civic Duty: Each City tile generates +0.5 Production for every Population
Magnasanti: Each City generates +0.2 Health for every Building
Superior Engineering: Orbital Units stay in orbit 50% longer before de-orbiting

Our Bold Colonists and their roles:

Discrider-Bontanist (+1 when voting of research orders)
Preda-Architect (+1 vote when determining city build orders)
Farangu-Head of State/Press Sectary (+1 vote on foregin affair votes)
El Skid-Minister of Science (+1 science when voting of research orders.)
Owenashi-Trooper
Delmain-Director of Urban Planning (+1 vote when determining city build orders)
Sir Fab-Supreme Court Justice (+1 vote on internal affairs votes)
Retaba-Trooper
Vertroue-Military Director (Overall command of armed forces)
Jdark- Vice Director of the Armed Forces (Second in command of armed forces)
Pinfeldorf-Explorer (Controls an explorer unit)
Egos-Intelligence Director (Command of
Gizzy-Mayor (+1 vote when determining build orders, until granted their own city)
Lord_Aamodeus-Cult Leader (+1 vote on internal affairs votes)
NotoriousBEN-Explorer

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  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    Sign up as a Botanist.
    We shall not repeat the mistakes of Earth.
    Sponsored by the African Union, bringing with us Scientists, Hydroponics and a lifeform sensor
    Random world type.

  • El SkidEl Skid The frozen white northRegistered User regular
    Sign up as Minister of Science

    The only way we'll succeed is to acquire better technology than our rivals!

    Sponsored by Kavithan Protectorate, bringing with us scientists, coastal surveyors and machinery, and Lush terrain type, I guess?

  • DelmainDelmain Registered User regular
    Signing up for Director of Urban Planning

    I vote we accompany the Pan-Asian Federation, find an Atlantean World, and load our ship up with a corps of Engineers, a load of Raw Materials, and a Continental Surveyor Unit

  • DelmainDelmain Registered User regular
    Oh, and Lush for World Type, imo

  • JusticeforPlutoJusticeforPluto Registered User regular
    "I'm a noob and know nothing of this game? Can I play?"

    Of course! I'll be walking us through step by step, and provide some input (if needed) on the pro's and con's of various choices. We're also playing on a low enough difficulty where while the Ai won't roll over for me, we can still have some fun and not religiously min-max. You can also just take on a lore job, providing write ups on your feelings on our actions and voting on big decisions.

    And, personally, I'd have as much fun crashing and burning as winning, so don't fret. But that's not going to happen, cause we're awesome.

  • JusticeforPlutoJusticeforPluto Registered User regular
    Okay, so IDK how many of you saw this, and if you did and decided not to play then I'm sorry.

    That being said, this is going to be similar to megagame in a lets play form. I'm play Civ: Beyond Earth, but all decisions and most moves will be reader decided. Anybody want to join?

  • vertrouevertroue I am Female Totes Not a SithRegistered User regular
    Military Director

    Brasilia led by Rejinaldo de Alencar
    Engineers
    Tectonic Scanner
    Weapon Arsenal
    Random world
    Random terrian.

    Blood and Fire
    From the Desk of Darth Vertroue Diplomat to the USA.
  • Sir FabulousSir Fabulous Malevolent Squid God Registered User regular
    Supreme Court Justice Sir Fabulous has arrived on this new planet

    I believe we have been sponsored by the Pan-Asian Cooperative, or colonists are mostly Engineers, our ship was equipped with a Tectonic Scanner, and our ship brought some important Machinery with us.

    This Atlantean, Fungal world is unlike anything we've ever seen before.

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    Switch Friend Code: SW-1406-1275-7906
  • BaidolBaidol I will hold him off Escape while you canRegistered User regular
    I'm going to be in Bermuda for a bit, so I can't play. Good luck!

    Steam Overwatch: Baidol#1957
  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    edited August 2015
    I want to sign up as an EXPLORER

    Do not care about sponsor, prefer FUNGAL for world type.

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  • EgosEgos Registered User regular
    edited August 2015
    Sign up as Intelligence Officer
    Brasilia led by Rejinaldo de Alencar
    Scientists
    Tectonic Scanner
    Laboratory
    Atlantean
    Lush

    Egos on
  • PredaPreda Registered User regular
    Sign Up as Architect

    People's African Union;
    Engineers;
    Retrograde Thrusters;
    Machinery;
    Random for planet.


    I will be considerably less on Pc for the next week, so If I slow things down bypass me.

  • JusticeforPlutoJusticeforPluto Registered User regular
    edited August 2015
    "Attention crew, this is the PLanetary UTopia Operating system, or PLUTO. I hope you had a good cryo sleep. We have exited the wormhole and have traveled 2.41837482....uh, 2.4 light years to the selected solar system. We are in orbit over our new home. Observation decks are now open for those of you who wish to view our new world. Planetfall is tomorrow at 0500 hours. Please note the day lasts 31.716383...sorry, 31.7 hours, so plan accordingly. I am proud to be able to assist humanity on this important step in their journey.

    While many of you are nervous about what lies ahead, know that united we cannot fail. We have the best technology *coughs*, the finest equipment, have meticulously planned, and above all you have each other.

    Welcome home, humanity."
    aka, I will post the first update sometime tomorrow

    Sign ups are still welcome

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  • jdarksunjdarksun Struggler VARegistered User regular
    Sign me up! Military or something

    Polystralia / Engineers / Retrograde Thrusters / Machinery / Random / Random

  • FaranguFarangu I am a beardy man With a beardy planRegistered User regular
    Sign up for deputy head of state / press secretary

    African union / engineers / retrograde thrusters/ raw materials / program / fungal

  • RetabaRetaba A Cultist Registered User regular
    edited August 2015
    Clone Trooper For the Singularity!

    Following SirFab because why notPan-Asian Cooperative, Engineers, equipped with aTectonic Scanner, brought with Machinery

    Fungal, hopefully my allergies won't go crazy.

    Retaba on
  • OwenashiOwenashi Registered User regular
    Sign me up as a soldier.

    I vote for Kavithan Protectorate, Refugees, Tectonic Scanner, Weapon Arsenal, and Random on the planet.

  • OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    I don't have time to participate, but I think Civilization by Committee is a really cool idea and I look forward to seeing how this plays out.

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  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    I'm more paying attention than participating short term. I might be more around for three weeks starting next Wednesday though.

    Self-righteousness is incompatible with coalition building.
  • FaranguFarangu I am a beardy man With a beardy planRegistered User regular
    I don't have time to participate, but I think Civilization by Committee is a really cool idea and I look forward to seeing how this plays out.

    enlightenedbum did this with Civ IV, and I tried it with Rome total war 2 before my computer decided a third of the way through the thing would be a prime time to shit itself

    It's fun times.

  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    For reference, my version. Hopefully JfP will be a little more organized than I was.

    Self-righteousness is incompatible with coalition building.
  • JusticeforPlutoJusticeforPluto Registered User regular
    Wow, sudden surge of participants....

    I love it!

    Planetfall is pushed back to 8 CST tonight. See you on the surface.
    For reference, my version. Hopefully JfP will be a little more organized than I was.

    Me? Organized?

    Ha....hahahaha.

    ha :(

    Oh, and I will be sending out pms to confirm roles. It will be how I interpreted your role and what I think you can do. This is not final, I'm mostly just trying to help those who are new to civ.

    If at anything you become unhappy with your role, you are more than welcome to change. Human happiness is the #1 priority of PLUTO.

  • GizzyGizzy i am a cat PhoenixRegistered User regular
    Can I be a cat?

    Switch Animal Crossing Friend Code: SW-5107-9276-1030
    Island Name: Felinefine
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  • JusticeforPlutoJusticeforPluto Registered User regular
    Gizzy wrote: »
    Can I be a cat?

    Yes (you could still vote if you wanted, you just won't have many role duties)

  • GizzyGizzy i am a cat PhoenixRegistered User regular
    I guess I'm not clear on what the roles are to choose from .. literally anything in life?

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  • JusticeforPlutoJusticeforPluto Registered User regular
    Yes.

    What is needed most of all right now is Mayors, who decided the build orders of cities.

  • GizzyGizzy i am a cat PhoenixRegistered User regular
    Alrighty, I'ma be a Mayor

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  • OwenashiOwenashi Registered User regular
    Yeah, go have fun being a paper-pusher. I'm gonna be shooting stuff until I'm horribly maimed or killed!

  • JusticeforPlutoJusticeforPluto Registered User regular
    All current votes have been tallied and pms sent. If I missed your pm, let ,me know.

    At 8 pm CST the vote closes and I...er, we begin our journey.

  • JusticeforPlutoJusticeforPluto Registered User regular
    Vote closed. Going to land us down and post the first update asap.

  • JusticeforPlutoJusticeforPluto Registered User regular
    edited August 2015
    As we begin our journey, we see this:

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    The AI PLUTO had a difficult choice to make. Land the city on the northern hill, and grab the fruit to the north or along the river to the east, where there would be better mining opportunities.

    The northern hill was chosen, and it pays off immediately.

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    Jackpot

    To the north of the fruit, edible fungus colonies and a titanium deposit are found (which we can see early with our tectonic scanner). While outside our current worker range, we will eventually be able to use both of these.

    We're also next to fiber, which we set out to build a plantation for with our worker.

    Up northeast, a strange swamp of an unknown substance is found. Perhaps a scientific investigation is in order?

    For now, our choice of city production and tech is needed.

    City Production:

    Worker: 8 Turns (1 possession)
    Explorer: 5 Turns (1 in possession)
    Solider: 7 Turns
    Clinic: 8 turns
    -Provides +1 science, +1 health

    Technology:

    Pioneering: 27 turns
    Planetary Survey: 27 Turns

    All below are 32 turns

    Physics
    Chemistry
    Genetics
    Engineering
    Ecology

    And for the effects:
    Pioneering: Allows colonists (builds new cities) and trade depots (+1 production)
    Planetary Survey: Work Barge (sea based worker) and can embark land units on sea transports (automatically done, we can move land units across water)
    Physics-Ranger (ranged combat unit), Observatory (+2 beakers), launch complex (+3 orbital launch range)
    Chemistry- Laboratory (+3 science), Recycler (+2 production), Petrol well tile improvement
    Genetics- Pharamalab (+2 health), Cytonursery (+1 beaker, +1 health)
    Engineering- Combat Rover (fast land unit), thorium reactor (+3 energy), repair facility (+10% production)
    Ecology-Vivarium (+2 food, +1 food from deserts), ultrasonic fence (alien units cannot enter with in 2 tiles of a city with this building), can clear miasma clouds)

    Civ: Beyond Earth explained Part 1.
    Okay, so we have made land fall on our new world. We have one city and an explorer. Lets go over some of the basics so we know how to use both of these game pieces.

    Explorer

    The explorer is the simpler of the 2, so lets start there. The explorer (like all units) as a movement, health, line of sight, and power status. Unique to the explore is expedition modules.

    Stats expliained:

    Movement-each units has a certain number of movement points, determining how far it can move. Some tiles (hills, rivers) cost more to move over than others. Fortunately, explorers start with a skill that allows them to ignore such costs, so it can always move 2 tiles.

    Health-Each unit has 100 hit points. When a unit engages in battle or is left in miasma(explained later) it takes damage. If the bar ever reaches zero, the unit is destroyed. Units that have taken damage are less effective in combat.

    Line of sight(los)-determines how far a unit can see. Certain tiles block los, while others improve it. Some tiles, like hills, can do either based on your position relative to them.

    Power-this stat determines how effective a unit will be in combat. The higher the power status, the better it fights.

    We'll come back to combat later in this let's play. For now, I think that's enough on that.

    Expedition modules-our new home contains many mysteries. Certain tiles can be explored by an explorer. While exploring, an explore cannot move from the tile. Each explore has a set number of modules. Once these are used up, an the unit must return to a friendly city to restock.

    I hope that tells us how to use our basic units!

    Cities

    Cities are how were work the tiles on a map and turn them into resources our empire can use. In order to understand cities, we must understand what tiles can provide us, and how these resources are used.

    Energy-the currency of the game. Used for paying maintenance on buildings and units, greasing palms of rival sponsors, and rushing production.

    Beakers-How we gain science. Each technology has a beaker cost. Each turn we produce x amount of beakers and have that supplied towards the cost of the tech. Once we reach x, we gain that technology. So, if we were gaining 7 beakers a turn and had a tech that costs 80 beakers, we would gain that technology in 12 turns (80/7, round up). Beakers work on a national level. Each city supplies the beakers it gains towards the technology we have chosen to research. We can only research 1 tech at a time.

    Production-Used to build units and buildings in a city. Same formula as beakers, but works on a city rather than natural level.
    Culture-A national level resource that allows us to purchase civics. Civics are modifiers that give us various bonuses (such a addition power fighting aliens). While each tech has its own cost, civics cost is determined per number of civics purchased. Example: our first civic may cost us 100 culture, the second 150, the third 200. This means that unlike techs, we cannot dip back down the tree for cheaper civics. The best civics are at the end of each of the four trees, so specializing is a good idea with these.

    Food-Food is used to gain additional citizens. Each city starts with 1 citizen. Each citizen we have is another workable tile for that city. As we gather food, it is applied to the cost of the next one automatically. Once that point is reached, our city grows and can work more tiles. This is a city wide resource.

    Health-National resource. As our cities grow and we build more, we will have to build buildings maintain our citizens health. Negative health gives us negative modifiers, positive health gives us buffs.

    Okay, now for the city itself. As I mentioned, each city uses citizens to work the tiles around it. This available area is represents by the colored territory around the map. The tile the city is build on is always work. In order to get the most out of our cities, we must build buildings and tile improvements. Tiles improvements are built out side the city and improve the yield of that tile, buildings improve the yield of the tile the city is built on. Workers are need to build tile improvements.

    Up for vote is the following:

    Production at Magan
    Technology choice
    Rename capital? (Yay or nay, and suggest a name if yay)

    Other players may offer up their over votes for the next update. The early game is the quietest part, things will ramp up once we get some units and more cities.

    Edit: oh, the votes!
    Sponsor
    African Union-discrider, Preda, Farangu (3)
    Kavithan Protectorate-El Skid, Owenashi (2)
    Pan Asia-Delmain, Sir Fab, Retabra (3)
    Brasilia-Vertroue, Egos (2)
    Polystraila-Jdark (1)
    No Vote- Pinfeldorf, Gizzy

    Colonists
    Scientists – discrider, El Skid, Egos (3)
    Enginers-Delmain, Vertroue, Sir Fab, Preda, Jdark, Farangu, Retabra (7)
    Refugees- Owenashi (1)
    No Vote- Pinfeldorf, Gizzy

    Ship
    Lifeform Scanner- discrider (1)
    Costal Surveyor-El Skid, Delmain (2)
    Tectonic Scanner- Vertroue, Sir Fab, Retabra, Owenashi, Egos (5)
    Retrograde Thrusters- Preda, Jdark, Farangu (3)
    No Vote- Pinfeldorf, Gizzy

    Cargo
    Hydroponics- discrider (1)
    Lab- Egos (1)
    Machinery-El Skid , Sir Fab, Preda, Jdark, Retabra (5)
    Raw Materials-Delmain, Farangu (2)
    Arsenal- Vertroue, Owenashi (2)
    No Vote- Pinfeldorf, Gizzy

    Planet
    Random- discrider, Vertroue, Preda, Jdark, Farangu, Retabra, Owenashi (7)
    Altlantian-Delmain, Sir Fab, Egos (3)
    No Vote- El Skid, Pinfeldorf, Gizzy

    Enviroment
    Random- discrider, Vertroue, Preda, Jdark, Owenashi (5)
    Lush-El Skid, Delmain, Egos (3)
    Fungal- Sir Fab, Pinfeldorf, Farangu, Retabra (4)
    No vote-Gizzy

    Props to Owenashi to having a heart and not wanting to leave the refugees on the doomed planet. Everybody really loved engineers thou.

    Our loadout:
    People's African Union (winner of coin flip)
    Engineers
    Tectonic Sensor
    Machinery

    Random/random was the Planet type. Look like Arid and some kind of continent, idk if it's a Pangaea or Terran type.

    Fate of humanity is in our hands and these lunatics choose a unscounted world and leave our sponsor choice in the hands of lady luck.....

    I LOVE IT!

    JusticeforPluto on
  • JusticeforPlutoJusticeforPluto Registered User regular
    Everyone who needs a pm (I think its just our explorer for now) should of got one.

    Vote closes at 8 pm CST tomorrow. At that point I will play until I feel there are enough matters to vote upon again.

  • FaranguFarangu I am a beardy man With a beardy planRegistered User regular
    edited August 2015
    Fellow unionists! We have struck forth into the unknown, bravely and boldly. We must prepare our minds and our bodies for further exploration, and to that end we must prepare our gear as well. I say that we begin researching Pioneering

    We have no way of knowing what awaits us on this alien planet. What we can prepare for are our own shortcomings, and our human biology. Therefore, I recommend we begin production on a Clinic immediately. This is in no way is related to this strange rash I developed last night. I'm not panicking.

    No, you shut up.

    That is all for now, fellow African Unionists. Remember: Let our powers combine!

    Edit: An addition to Pluto's brief city write-up: The orange hex nut is the symbol for production, and the yellow circular symbol is energy. Everything else for the immediate future is fairly similar to prior Civ games, at least until we start running into miasma and needing to decide an affinity. But that last part won't be for a while yet.

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  • RetabaRetaba A Cultist Registered User regular
    I'm good with Pioneering and I've forgotten what we can build, clinic seems ok?

  • OwenashiOwenashi Registered User regular
    Clinic and Pioneering is good.

  • JusticeforPlutoJusticeforPluto Registered User regular
    Farangu wrote: »

    Edit: An addition to Pluto's brief city write-up: The orange hex nut is the symbol for production, and the yellow circular symbol is energy. Everything else for the immediate future is fairly similar to prior Civ games, at least until we start running into miasma and needing to decide an affinity. But that last part won't be for a while yet.

    Tomorrow was to be "how the hell do I read a map?" and "combat, or how not to die horribly"

    But having fellow readers pitch in and explain things lightens my work load, and is appreciated.

    Oh, and for those of you who know what little story and reveals there are for this game, let's keep a lid on those. please? I think for story purposes we only know what our tech can tell us, and I think it would be fun to see new players reactions to the places we can and will go.

    Preda
  • Sir FabulousSir Fabulous Malevolent Squid God Registered User regular
    I concur with my fellow leaders in saying that Pioneering is the best technology to research right now.

    However, believe that instead of a Clinic, which provides only paltry benefits that we don't need, we should be building Soldiers. We don't know what's here with us on this planet, but we don't want to be caught with our pants down.

    I am also officially starting a petition to rename our fair city either Harmless or, if there is enough room (I don't know how long a name can be), Mostly Harmless.

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  • GizzyGizzy i am a cat PhoenixRegistered User regular
    I vote that we build our city on Rock & Roll

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  • EgosEgos Registered User regular
    I will take this seriously and suggest either Abydos or New Carthage if we don't mind rewriting history. All great rulers have done so.

  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    If we are to survive on this new planet, we need to be able to learn how to adapt to it.

    Pioneering should help us record what we're getting right, and a Clinic should help us when we we get it wrong.

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