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Title: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Yskonyn on February 17, 2021, 04:30:14 PM
This is a dedicated thread for our upcoming Civ 6 PBEM game.
Please use this for general banter about the ongoing game, asking for delays or registering extended absence.

If preferred it can also be used to negotiate terms in game in public or drive diplomatic relations.
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Barthheart on February 17, 2021, 05:23:50 PM
Let’s go!  :D

How are we picking who’s who?
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Dave Pumphouse on February 18, 2021, 12:12:29 PM
Thats a fair question bartheart, whos gonna be who but i for one wouldnt be adverse to just a random pick for players if thats the consensus
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Barthheart on February 18, 2021, 12:48:07 PM
Random would be fun... but might not work unless everyone has all of the Civ packs.
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Yskonyn on February 19, 2021, 03:19:31 PM
Wont the game know what you have for civ packs if you select random for your slot?
I am pretty sure it cant pick something you dont own.
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Barthheart on February 19, 2021, 03:20:35 PM
Good point.
 :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Dave Pumphouse on February 19, 2021, 06:51:00 PM
Not only that, but there is a potential that the game wont be compatible with those who dont have the expansions
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Yskonyn on February 20, 2021, 04:06:23 PM
Not only that, but there is a potential that the game wont be compatible with those who dont have the expansions

Everyone will need both expansions.
Civ packs are optional per player.

In the mean time I would like everyone to either post or PM me their Steam handle so I can crosscheck the invites.
Expect the game to go out on sunday .
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Barthheart on February 20, 2021, 04:17:43 PM
Barthheart  :D
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: thecommandtent on February 20, 2021, 11:08:26 PM
Not only that, but there is a potential that the game wont be compatible with those who dont have the expansions

Everyone will need both expansions.
Civ packs are optional per player.

In the mean time I would like everyone to either post or PM me their Steam handle so I can crosscheck the invites.
Expect the game to go out on sunday .

thecommandtent
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Yskonyn on February 21, 2021, 07:38:46 AM
Ok guys, the game is open to join.

Please use the following join code: xyvVB (click the button 'Use Join Code' button at the top right on the gamelist pane)

The game's name is Armchair Dragoons #1. Let me know if you run into issues. It's the first time I am setting a game up via the in-game asynchronous setting, so it might be hit and miss on first try.
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Barthheart on February 21, 2021, 08:23:31 AM
In!
 :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Yskonyn on February 21, 2021, 10:51:55 AM
Excellent!  :rockon:

Looks like it will be a grand game!
I’ve configured for a Large Continents map, Heroes enabled, Monopoly’s and Corps enabled.

Otherwise normal/default and no duplicate nations / leaders allowed.
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: tuna on February 21, 2021, 12:26:19 PM
Too late to join?
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Yskonyn on February 21, 2021, 01:33:43 PM
Not at all! Use the join code and join in.
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: thecommandtent on February 21, 2021, 02:42:41 PM
I'm in and ready to lose go!  :rockon:
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: TTC on February 21, 2021, 04:07:03 PM
I'm hoping to join in the next couple of hours... need to download and install 3.2GB worth of expansions first...
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: tuna on February 21, 2021, 04:11:26 PM
I guess, I'm a 'no go'. I don't have Rise and Fall.. Enjoy!
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: TTC on February 21, 2021, 04:55:20 PM
I'm hoping to join in the next couple of hours... need to download and install 3.2GB worth of expansions first...

I'm in... I think.

My Steam name is also TTC.
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Barthheart on February 21, 2021, 05:13:13 PM
I guess, I'm a 'no go'. I don't have Rise and Fall.. Enjoy!

So get it. It got to be on sale somewhere. Do you have Gathering Storm?
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: ojsdad on February 21, 2021, 07:37:20 PM
Frederick the Great is ready.
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: ojsdad on February 21, 2021, 07:41:14 PM
I guess, I'm a 'no go'. I don't have Rise and Fall.. Enjoy!

So get it. It got to be on sale somewhere. Do you have Gathering Storm?

$8.77 at Green Man Gamming.  You get a Steam key.

https://www.greenmangaming.com/games/civilization-vi-rise-and-fall-expansion-pc/
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: tuna on February 22, 2021, 10:56:30 AM
Thanks.. purchased, .. will try again as soon as I have a break from work.
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Barthheart on February 22, 2021, 11:06:45 AM
 :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: tuna on February 22, 2021, 11:23:41 AM
In  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: tuna on February 22, 2021, 01:20:25 PM
If you need more bodies, my younger son could be interested. Heck I could ask Celtic too
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Yskonyn on February 22, 2021, 02:17:43 PM
In that case we need to restart the game under a HUGE map for 12 players.
The more bodies we have the more fun there is to be had, so if everyone agrees we can restart. Unfortunately there is no way to add more slots or change the mapsize after staging has begun.
Let me know quickly, cause I want to get this started ASAP.

Also, with 12 players this game will go on for a LONG time. I do advise everyone to keep notes of what your plans are and where you stand fulfilling them.
Especially when inevitable luls in activity pop up (holidays, great weather hikes, personal issues etc) its easy to loose track of what your plans were with PBEM games, let alone a large project like this one.
Also please do realize that we're probably talking well over a year of gameplay.

Lastly, 12 is also the hard player cap in the game, so slots will fill up first come, first serve.
If there are more people interested than we have slots for, I can host a second game with whomever wants to play still or like participating in a second (smaller?) game.
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: ojsdad on February 22, 2021, 02:22:40 PM
I'm good either way
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Yskonyn on February 22, 2021, 02:25:31 PM
On second thought, I'll just open up the new 12 player game in a bit. Please join that one as well if you've already joined the first one.
We'll see who will join in. I *think* we can start a game if it's not fully staffed. The only downside would be that we'd be playing on a huge map with less players.
Join code will follow shortly.
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Yskonyn on February 22, 2021, 02:41:37 PM
Join code for the HUGE map: qMBMz
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: TTC on February 22, 2021, 02:42:49 PM
I am very excited about this. It should be great and a nice way around one of the weaknesses of the Civ series--the enemy AI.

I played Civ II multiplayer against a law school buddy when it first came out. I remember it being pretty slow and wonky, and with us dialing into each other's computer systems--very hard to do.

I expect this to be a much, much better experience!!!!
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: tuna on February 22, 2021, 03:06:39 PM
I thought there was like 3 or 4 slots in the game I just joined, that's why I mentioned that. .did I have it wrong?
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Celtic on February 22, 2021, 04:06:01 PM
I am very interested in this but I just want to ask what the expected time commitment for this kind of game would be?  Will I be doing one turn a day?  More frequent or less frequent?
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Barthheart on February 22, 2021, 04:16:26 PM
1 turn a day would be fantastic... but with multiple time zones and at least 9 people I doubt we could keep that up. The first turns are really quick but real life will always spread things out.
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: tuna on February 22, 2021, 04:17:33 PM
Are we supposed to 'pick' a specific leader? Or just do Random?
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Barthheart on February 22, 2021, 04:19:06 PM
I went with random cause it’s more fun, to me, that way. I don’t mind if people want to pick their leader.
But then I’ve got 2100+ hrs into the game....  :whistle:
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: tuna on February 22, 2021, 04:28:39 PM
lol, that's probably like 2090 more hours than me!  ::)
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: tuna on February 22, 2021, 04:29:17 PM
So are you like the Civ VI version of MD!  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Martok on February 22, 2021, 05:27:38 PM
I went with random cause it’s more fun, to me, that way. I don’t mind if people want to pick their leader.
But then I’ve got 2100+ hrs into the game....  :whistle:

Good heavens.  That's as much time as I've put into Stellaris.  :o 


Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Dave Pumphouse on February 23, 2021, 05:04:57 AM
I'm in!

Steam Name - Ethy88
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: TTC on February 23, 2021, 08:49:48 AM
Does anyone know if/how we'll get notifications of a new turn? Will Steam give us notifications?

Or will we need to log into Civilization to see if we have a turn ready?
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Barthheart on February 23, 2021, 09:30:52 AM
When I signed up, Steam asked for permission to "push" notices to me... I'm hoping that meant it would send emails... but at the very least you should get a notification in Steam.
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Dave Pumphouse on February 23, 2021, 11:15:54 AM
When I signed up, Steam asked for permission to "push" notices to me... I'm hoping that meant it would send emails... but at the very least you should get a notification in Steam.

I think the latter is the case
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: tuna on February 23, 2021, 11:54:41 AM
If we don't get enough people, should we revert to the first game? I'll tell Celt to sign on to that one as well if so.
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Yskonyn on February 23, 2021, 01:57:24 PM
I didn't expect Celt to sign in on the first. So no.
His slot is in the second game.

Let's focus on the second game. If we have more people than slots, we can fill up the first with the overflow and run 2 games that combined have everyone and some twice.

As for commitment; I am not going to enforce a specific time limit for turns. This means that everyone has the responsibility to get your turn out as soon as you can. If you are going to be away for a bit, tell the group in this thread so everyone is aware of a delay.
If you feel like you need to quit at any point, talk to me first.
These games come down to good communications. There will be 12 people taking time out of their schedules to play, so be considerate and don't vanish, be forward with communicating and keep your fellow players in the loop.

Notifications will come on Steam, not your email, unless Steam has an option to forward these to a mail address. I haven't checked into that yet.
However, in game you can set a web-hook address which can forward notifications (I imagine for things like Discord and such). If anyone can look into how this works and if we could perhaps use it here on the forum I would appreciate that.
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: tuna on February 23, 2021, 02:17:06 PM
 :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Yskonyn on February 24, 2021, 07:01:41 AM
Ok, the first game has filled up and auto-started. I hope all the interested players are in. The system doesn't allow much editing after a game has been created.

The Huge map game is still gathering players. Please join asap!
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: TTC on February 24, 2021, 08:35:32 AM
Ok, the first game has filled up and auto-started. I hope all the interested players are in. The system doesn't allow much editing after a game has been created.

The Huge map game is still gathering players. Please join asap!

It looks like our turns are sequential. It is currently awaiting barttheheart's turn, and then it will be mine.
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Barthheart on February 24, 2021, 08:46:40 AM
Done!  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: TTC on February 24, 2021, 09:05:58 AM
Done!  :bigthumb:

Great. I'm in a work meeting--so I will play my turn now... :)
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: TTC on February 24, 2021, 09:17:22 AM
Done!  :bigthumb:

Great. I'm in a work meeting--so I will play my turn now... :)

Arrghhh... I thought I was next, but it's Command Tent.
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Dave Pumphouse on February 24, 2021, 11:44:48 AM
good luck all! the game saw fit to give me canada so i am hoping for a nice tundra position it seems  ::)
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Barthheart on February 24, 2021, 12:11:05 PM
Good luck all.

I've been given the Ottomans... hmmm... all there unique stuff comes from waging war... I might not have many friends at the end of this game....  :P
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: tuna on February 24, 2021, 06:02:42 PM
So with this MP, you could actually play 'live' or 'offline'? That is pretty cool!
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: thecommandtent on February 24, 2021, 09:08:46 PM
Done!  :bigthumb:

Great. I'm in a work meeting--so I will play my turn now... :)

Arrghhh... I thought I was next, but it's Command Tent.

Just took my turn which included an excellent misclick on my part  :tickedoff:


Just a heads up I usually only have a chance to take my turns in the evenings during the week.
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: TTC on February 24, 2021, 10:11:40 PM
I played my first turn and founded a city that, in 5000 years, will be the envy of all humanity.
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: ojsdad on February 24, 2021, 10:58:06 PM
Just did my turn. Tuna, your up.
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Yskonyn on February 25, 2021, 06:23:35 AM
Dave, if you want, you can still join the HUGE map game.
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: tuna on February 25, 2021, 07:30:06 AM
Ethy88 is up  :bigthumb:

How do you see the 'turn order'?
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: ojsdad on February 25, 2021, 07:32:49 AM
Ethy88 is up  :bigthumb:

How do you see the 'turn order'?

If you try to relaunch after your turn, it tells you who''s next.
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Dave Pumphouse on February 25, 2021, 07:43:50 AM
Dave, if you want, you can still join the HUGE map game.

Whats the code for that one?
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: tuna on February 25, 2021, 08:20:47 AM
Yeah.. I could see that. I was just wondering if there was a way to tell the 'whole' turn order. So you would know like how many people ahead of you. Command, I did the ole misclick too, or the 'why did I move' click  :P
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: TTC on February 25, 2021, 08:55:04 AM
Yeah.. I could see that. I was just wondering if there was a way to tell the 'whole' turn order. So you would know like how many people ahead of you. Command, I did the ole misclick too, or the 'why did I move' click  :P

I think that the turn order is the order as shown on the entry screen—that lists all the players.
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Yskonyn on February 25, 2021, 06:13:20 PM
Dave, if you want, you can still join the HUGE map game.

Whats the code for that one?

qMBMz
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Dave Pumphouse on February 25, 2021, 06:57:00 PM
Dave, if you want, you can still join the HUGE map game.

Whats the code for that one?

qMBMz

Thanks, im now in that one :)
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Barthheart on February 25, 2021, 07:17:07 PM
 :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: thecommandtent on February 25, 2021, 09:47:28 PM
Command, I did the ole misclick too, or the 'why did I move' click  :P

Yeah its a rough way to start a new game. Hopefully this doesn't set a precedent for my game.
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Yskonyn on February 26, 2021, 01:51:27 AM
Has anyone heard from Cyrano and Velker?
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Barthheart on February 26, 2021, 06:30:36 AM
Yes, both their computers are back and forth to the shop getting repairs of some kind so they have decided to pass on this game for now.
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Yskonyn on February 26, 2021, 03:55:50 PM
Ok in that case we’ll leave the huge game be and go forward with this one only.
I’ll see if I can delete the other.

I have been assigned Colombia! Should be interesting.
My start position seems quite good as well.
Lots of resources nearby.
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Barthheart on February 26, 2021, 04:22:49 PM
Don't delete the other one. Just let it idle until they can get back in.
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: ojsdad on February 26, 2021, 11:26:30 PM
Don't delete the other one. Just let it idle until they can get back in.

+1
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: ojsdad on February 26, 2021, 11:27:50 PM
BTW Yskonyn, your turn.  Not sure if you saw the Steam message or not.

I haven't seen a way to have Steam forward you an email on that. 
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Yskonyn on February 27, 2021, 05:16:40 PM
Thanks! I have family over but will play sunday.

I’ll let the 12 player game sit there.
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: tuna on February 27, 2021, 05:53:08 PM
Thanks! I have family over but will play sunday.

I’ll let the 12 player game sit there.

Only takes a minute in early game to do a turn, pretend you're going to the bathroom!
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Yskonyn on February 28, 2021, 11:58:24 AM
Next player is up!
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Barthheart on February 28, 2021, 01:01:20 PM
Next!  :D
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: thecommandtent on February 28, 2021, 02:20:09 PM
Next!  :D
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: TTC on February 28, 2021, 02:50:15 PM
Done.

Next to OJSDad.
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: TTC on February 28, 2021, 03:00:01 PM
Can I make a few suggestions:

Can we make/use a Discord server for the game? It might be easier to communicate about turns and talk smack than over the forum.

It's a long shot, but if we can find a 2-3-hour window when ALL of the players are available, we could all log on and knock out a few dozen turns. I know with this many players spread all over, that might not be possible, but it's worth a shot.

If we don't have a Discord server, and since Steam won't send offline (email) notifications, pinging the next player in this thread (which we set up for email notifications), as we have been doing today, might be the best way to push notifications to the players.
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Barthheart on February 28, 2021, 03:04:24 PM
There is an ACD Discord server which I’m sure they’d let use use and maybe even setup a channel in there for us... hint hint OJD....
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: TTC on February 28, 2021, 03:12:59 PM
There is an ACD Discord server which I’m sure they’d let use use and maybe even setup a channel in there for us... hint hint OJD....

Perfect. Where can I find the invitation link for the ACD Discord server?
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: ojsdad on February 28, 2021, 03:14:11 PM
Tuna's up.


If you scroll all the way to the bottom of the forum page here, you'll see a link to the discord server.

I've created a category for online games and a channel for Civ VI. 
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Barthheart on February 28, 2021, 03:16:48 PM
 :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Barthheart on February 28, 2021, 09:14:06 PM
Next!
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Celtic on March 18, 2021, 08:09:32 AM
Hey just an FYI that this weekend I will be gone from Friday night to Monday morning.
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Barthheart on March 18, 2021, 08:21:52 AM
Thanks for the heads up.  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Civilization 6 PBEM #1
Post by: Yskonyn on March 20, 2021, 11:46:11 AM
Thanks for the heads up!