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Civ 5 AAR - Empires of the Smoky Skies
« on: February 03, 2016, 06:09:38 PM »
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Re: Civ 5 AAR - Empires of the Smoky Skies
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2016, 06:23:46 PM »
Does it get steamy?
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Re: Civ 5 AAR - Empires of the Smoky Skies
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2016, 05:54:42 AM »
You suck, Brant. I didn't know this scenario existed. Now I'm going to have to go find it.  >:(

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Re: Civ 5 AAR - Empires of the Smoky Skies
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2016, 06:13:41 AM »
Why not plop yer next 2 cities so they have those natural wonders you found 1st turn?  :idiot2:
They both will give you a huge early boost. and they are not that far from your capitol so roads won't be expensive.
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Re: Civ 5 AAR - Empires of the Smoky Skies
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2016, 06:14:33 AM »
You suck, Brant. I didn't know this scenario existed. Now I'm going to have to go find it.  >:(

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Re: Civ 5 AAR - Empires of the Smoky Skies
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2016, 06:15:00 AM »
Why not plop yer next 2 cities so they have those natural wonders you found 1st turn?  :idiot2:
They both will give you a huge early boost. and they are not that far from your capitol so roads won't be expensive.

Trying to get onto the coast for seaborne traffic.  Watch and see, grasshopper :)
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Re: Civ 5 AAR - Empires of the Smoky Skies
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2016, 06:15:57 AM »
Coast smoast! What kind of min-maxer are you anyway.  :P
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Re: Civ 5 AAR - Empires of the Smoky Skies
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2016, 06:27:00 AM »
Coast smoast! What kind of min-maxer are you anyway.  :P


the kind who has a pretty good track record of winning Civ5 games ;)
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Re: Civ 5 AAR - Empires of the Smoky Skies
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2016, 06:30:54 AM »
Coast smoast! What kind of min-maxer are you anyway.  :P


the kind who has a pretty good track record of winning Civ5 games ;)

Is that a challenge?  :coolsmiley:
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Re: Civ 5 AAR - Empires of the Smoky Skies
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2016, 07:19:34 AM »
I have all of the Civ V expansions, including G+K, so it should be on my HD somewhere.

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Re: Civ 5 AAR - Empires of the Smoky Skies
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2016, 07:24:11 AM »
Coast smoast! What kind of min-maxer are you anyway.  :P


the kind who has a pretty good track record of winning Civ5 games ;)

Is that a challenge?  :coolsmiley:

Yes, but we're going to use the clipped-corners mod for the strategic view...
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Re: Civ 5 AAR - Empires of the Smoky Skies
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2016, 08:18:55 AM »
Pfft... no one uses the strategic view.  ::)
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Re: Civ 5 AAR - Empires of the Smoky Skies
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2016, 09:04:27 AM »
Pfft... no one uses the strategic view.  ::)

That's true. 700-some hours into Civ V and I didn't even know there was a strategic view until I saw it in Brant's last AAR.

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Re: Civ 5 AAR - Empires of the Smoky Skies
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2016, 06:38:34 PM »
I didn't even know this was in the scenarios! :o Nice find and nice start to the AAR. Steampunk is nice and different. O0
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Re: Civ 5 AAR - Empires of the Smoky Skies
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2016, 06:52:47 PM »
It's funny how you mooks want to impugn my Civ capabilities when you don't even know half of what's in the game ::)
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