Tag: Civilization 5

  • Nice Try, Pharoah (520 BC – 380 AD)

    Once again we made a choice to go with a new guiding principle in our governance. This time it was Meritocracy. By rewarding those who do the best work, our citizens become happier. A gloriously large empire such as ours takes time to link up all its cities. In 360 BC the main Chinese road […]

  • Solo Empire, Pyramids, and Republic (1600 BC – 1300 BC / 2560 BC)

    If I may step out of the fictional narrative mode I’ve been using for a few weeks now, I have to say that it’s a shame these two games are my first Civ games in somewhere between 6 months and a year. Unfortunately, I didn’t listen to my brain for the first half dozen or […]

  • I Think You’re An Ignorant Savage and New Social Policies (2620 BC – 1960 BC / 3280 BC)

    A bearded leader of some so-called civilization met with our Beneficent Empress, Wu Zetian. At the time we did not know where his cities lay. Savages attempted to attack Beijing, but we destroyed them by bombarding them from the city gates. We shall soon have to send an army to destroy their camp. We finally […]

  • Meeting the Neighbors and Reaching the Coast (3220-3100 BC / 3700 BC)

    One of the ancient ruins explored by our soldiers had a group of uncivilized survivors. Seeing the awesome nature of our forces convinced them it would be in their best interest to join the Chinese Empire. Their extra labor was quite welcome. Our warriors trekking to the north found two barbarian encampments. In order to […]

  • August 2013 Video Games

    Civilization V (31 hrs) – I’ve been playing with Dan and Dave via Giant Multiplayer Robot. You can follow posts about the game with Dave here. You can follow the posts about the game with Dan and Dave here. There will be a long overlap between those two, however, the one with Dave started a […]

  • Winter is Coming and there will be timed Explosions (3460 BC / 3820 BC)

    The first group of warriors we went out have reported back to me that they have found some ancient ruins. I have instructed them to search these ruins in the hopes that they will find the secrets of an ancient civilization or perhaps the remnants of some ancient civilization that may wish to join the […]

  • New Neighbors and New Games (3700 BC/4000 BC)

    As I continue exploring, I discover that I have a City-State to the South. That’s going to put a damper on my expansion south unless I destroy them. Also, if they end up best buds with someone else that’s an enemy on my doorstep. They may be the first casualty of living near the Great […]

  • Will we actually finish this time? (4000 BC)

    Ever since the play by email (PBEM) feature in Civilization IV, I’ve tried to play multiplayer games with my brothers. It’s pretty ridiculous in this day and age that Civilization has Nintendo-level abysmal support for asynchronous play. The games often take 40 hours to complete solo and even longer when playing live so asynchronous play […]

  • 2012 Video Games Report and Game of the Year

    First of all, a quick reminder that my Game of the Year doesn’t necessarily have to come out in 2012.  Because I don’t have the time to dedicate to video games, the price premium of buying it new rarely makes sense to me.  So my Game of the Year will be my favorite game that […]

  • June 2012 Video Game Report

    Civ V (11 Hrs) – talk of the expansion pack made me want to play some more Civ.  I played a scenario and then I played a regular game.  I had a blast and I can’t wait to buy the expansion pack. Peggle Deluxe (5 hrs) – Worked on some of the challenge puzzles Team […]

  • April Video Games

    Got a little bit of time to play games while waiting to do midnight feeds.  I’ve already spoken about these games a bunch of times, so it’s going to be a short post. Civilization V (2 hrs) Team Fortress 2 (2 hrs) Cities XL (1 hr) – fun, but I can’t wait for Sim City […]

  • April Video Games

    Final Fantasy X (36 hrs) – I started playing this game again to get away from computer games.  It was hurting my back to sit at the computer.  I could just stand in the guest room, where the PS2 is. I hadn’t played for months or maybe even a year, but I hadn’t gone that […]

  • March Video Games

    Civ 5 (70 hrs) – In March I fired up Civilization V for the first time since 16 Nov 2010.  What was the catalyst?  My wife asking what happened to all the enthusiasm for the game when it first came out.  Well, as I’ve mentioned before, right after I got the game I played it […]

  • Civilized

    I was on the phone with my dad a couple weekends ago and he asked if I was playing Civilization 5.  He’d heard that Dan was playing it and was surprised that it was still around and Dan and I were still playing it.  I told him I was playing it and reminded him that […]

  • Civilization V: The First Week

    To finish up talking about the game I left off in my last post, I won my first civ 5 game via conquest – a new one for me.  I usually turtle and do a culture victory or science victory.  It was only near the end of my time playing Civ IV that I started […]