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Part 1: In the Beginning....

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    The Official /r/Civ 60+ Civ Battle Royale! | Part 1: In the Beginning.... Hey there guys! My name is TPangolin, and it's an absolu…

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    First up, we have a map showing off all the starting locations of the 61 Civilizations involved in this Battle Royale. Now since t…

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    We start our journey in the misty salt waters of Antarctica, where a weary Babylonian Submarine plays home to an already impatient…

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    Let's first take a look at the Civilizations of the North Sea. Throughout this initial inception of the Battle Royale I'll be post…

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    A quick glance at our Western Mediterranean contenders! Let's focus first on the Portuguese and the Moroccans and their chances in…

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    To the west, we have five more Civilizations that may clash over this side of the Mediterranean. Let's shine a spotlight on the ch…

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    To the north lies one of the fan favorite of the last game - Poland. Let's see what our panel thinks of Casimir's chances and his…

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    In the last game, Afghanistan and Armenia had plenty of room to settle West and East respectively, but now two new contenders have…

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    To the north, the Huns and the Siberians lie in wait - eager for the inevitable upcoming battle. Can either of these civs hold it…

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    Tibetan and Burmese challengers appear in the east! It seems almost certain that these civs are likely to mess with the Mughal and…

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    To the south lies the Sri Lankans on their island home that hugs the outskirts of the Indian Ocean. With Sri Pada adjacent to thei…

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    To the north lies our three Asian tigers - China, Korea and Japan respectively. All three civs this have found their alternate lea…

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    Upon the steppes of the Gobi lies our horse lords of the North! With new contenders in the region, how will Genghis fare this time…

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    In South East Asia lies our seafaring tropical nations of Indonesia, Philippines and the Champa! Both Rizal and the Champa are new…

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    Finally, we have some extremely decent competition for the Australian continent - introducing the Kimberley Aborigines! This is al…

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    To the east we have the ultimate friendly rivalry; The Maori and Australia. With added sea bridges in Australia, will this initial…

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    DescriptionParadise Found: In the middle of the Pacific Ocean lies the Hawaiian Civilization! Aloha, and welcome to Hawaii. A ne…

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    Ranking: 45/61 Over in the frosted, tundra-bound north lies the fan favourite Inuit alongside their new neighbours - the Blackfoo…

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    North America has plenty of open plains ripe for the taking, but who will establish their regional dominance first? With newcomers…

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    From her misty oceans, her looming shadow grows - the fan favourite Buccaneers are back, but this time they have company in the re…

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    Finally, we get to have a look at our South American gladiators. With a more open expanse, how much chance does Eva Peron of Argen…

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    Let the games begin! Three turns in, and no Civilization has yet founded their second city. Both Ireland and England send their br…

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    Meanwhile in Australia, the Kimberley send their Settler off to the south, as one of their starting warriors tries to make sense o…

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    Over in Ayyubid territory, Saladin orders his people to colonize the first (second) city in the BR right on the Suez Canal! Three…

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    To the south, the Boers aim to castrate even the notion of Zulu expansion by pulling off a classic forward settle. Will this manag…

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    In West Africa, the Ashanti send their second worker off as a psuedo-scout for what seems to be no apparent reason. Perhaps Osei T…

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    To the north, and Israeli plot to forward settle the Armenians is foiled by the Armenians themselves! David has no choice but to s…

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    Over in the Isles, both the Irish and the English colonists have arrived on a foreign landmass. Ultimately, despite their differen…

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    It's turn 6 and already the Sri Lankans a Pantheon. Choosing to worship the Goddess of Protection, do the Sri Lankans predict a fu…

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    Holding back on a potentially castrating forward settle, the Champa choose to go walkabout with their second Settler. Meanwhile, t…

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    To the north, China expands westward leaving an opening for Sejong to forward settle. With Mao this time at the helm of China, wil…

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    Like China, Timur also leads his people west - founding the city of Herat not too far from the Caspian. Historically, the Timurids…

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    Casimir, in his quest for a Coastal City inadvertantly stumps Hitler in his attempt to forward settle Poland. Elsewhere, Finland s…

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    The Ashanti Workers continue their wonderous pilgramage across West Africa. To the north, Mali settles the salty, and subsequently…

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    England and Ireland firmly establish their colonies across their respective channels - with England sending both of her workers in…

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    Fan favorite Iceland has an unfortunate starting location. TPang has promised “bonuses” in the form of boosting Greenland’s geogra…

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    Israel starts their tradition of encompassing Desert Folklore into their beliefs - a pantheon that would've been perfect for the K…

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    Perhaps they'll be friends, or foe - but like England and Ireland, Mexico and Texas seem to have parallels when it comes to planni…

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    Morgan sends his loyal crew to work in the new Buccaneer colony of Tortuga, which just so happens to be rife with Sugar Cane. With…

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    To the north, the Blackfoot seems to have accepted their role as the sandwich filling between the Sioux and the Inuit, who have bo…

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    Canada and America have the ability great strides in the open expanses that surround them - the last thing that Pearson and Lincol…

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    The Champa seems to have lost their way. Eight turns in and Che Bong Nga stands alongside Sejong as the only two out of the 61 Civ…

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    Meanwhile, over in paradise - Kamehameha sends his wayfarers across the waves in the hopes of finding some sweet spots wheret futu…

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    In the forested wastes of the tundra emerges the mighty Yakutian peoples. Although some may find these land harsh, the Yakuts feel…

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    Hitler follows by Polish example and settles the city of Hamburg on the coast. To the north lies our two Scandinavian gladiators -…

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    Caesar expands southward, fostering the potential meeting of Hannibal at Antium's city gates. With new contenders in the region, h…

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    The Ashanti Workers continue their vacation, visiting the wild horses upon the western coast. Without any insight to Osei Tutu's m…

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    Meanwhile, in the heart of Africa lies a civilization unseen by us so far. The Kongolese last time around became something of a Ru…

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    Colombo expands their borders, incorporating ancient whale migration grounds into their empire. Whether or not they'll use such a…

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    Sejong establishes himself as a man of patience as Korea officially becomes the last country on earth to settle a second city.

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    The Buccaneers pump out yet another scout to find the riches of the surrounding continents. From his throne in Port Royal, Morgan…

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    Houston proves that one should not mess with Texas as he claims a Wheat resource vital to the growth of Mexico City. Benito looks…

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    Jandamarra asks his warriors to gaze over the open expanse of the Outback, for it is what shall mould them, and is what will make…

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    A Filipino scout disguised as an envoy of Rizal's greets the Indonesian peoples with a nice "Halo Halo". Really Rizal, has just as…

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    To the north, the mildly chilled and perpetually hard-nippled Icelandic peoples sponsor another Settler to increase the feasibilit…

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    As Cork grows, Malachy II decides to capitalize on his hold of the isles by pumping out another settler. Perhaps we'll see a strin…

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    Paul Kruger sends off the first of what can only be many settlers with a remarkable speech which blesses the rains down in Africa…

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    In the North, the Blackfoot decide that the Tundra isn't completely useless, but has the potential to host some great dance moves.…

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    Leonidas decides that two Spartan cities are not enough, as he unveils his plans to expand his empire further than just the reache…

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    The Kimberley decide to expand their fledgling empire to the fertile Top End, the traditional territory of the Yolngu peoples (cre…

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    The Icelandic people have decided to settle abroad! Where shall the waves take them?

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    Somehow, on turn 23 David founds the new religion of Judaism in Jerusalem. Rather shocked at these events, Tiridates III decides h…

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    Meanwhile, the Yakutians look to the sky and start worshipping the Goddess of the Hunt to further the fruitfulness of their camps.…

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    The Germans also decide it's a swell idea to found a third city, and so they do. Following suit, the Caesar also orders for the in…

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    Evidently it seems that the speech that Kruger gave to his citizens was a little bit too exciting as his enthused Settlers make th…

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    Alberti spreads the word that Akbar has the most delicious meals on the planet. The rest of the world cringes at this obviously bi…

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    The Mexicans decide to trump their neighbours by potentially immigrating closer to the Texan border.

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    In the south, the Maori discover the mysterious island of Tasmania. Reports sweep across the land of the long white cloud of a new…

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    Captain Morgan decides to find new sources of Rum around the Panama region. Will we see a game with both a Panama Canal and a Suez…

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    The Inuit decides that there's snow time like the present and sends an additional Settler southward to sunnier pastures. Across th…

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    And thus we come to the end of the first part of our Battle Royale! At this point it doesn't hurt to look at statistics. Upon firs…

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    Meanwhile, the Zulus take the cake for being the civilization least likely to have any cake at all.

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    The Mughals also at this point top the list. It's a slim lead over the rest of the world, but it's a victory that no doubt the fan…

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    The lead of the Mughals is evidently slim, having researched only two techs ahead of those who've researched 6. The question is -…

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    The Blackfoot, on par with Afghanistan have the most land at this point. Rest assured island nation fans with bruised egos - as th…

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    The Israelites have two cities following Judaism as of turn 27, Yerevan and Jerusalem.

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    The Religious Overview Map is not only handy for figuring out the spread of religion, but it's also super handy for seeing the gro…