July 3, 2002
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Unchecked Greek aggression near Thebes in 1475AD has brought them to war, but Phoenatican democracy prevails. The, uh, fanatics over at civ fanatics have been playing Civilization 3 game as a democracy, with elected leaders, policy votes, a constitution, a census, the works. Their empire is impressive, as is the player cooperation to make a new kind of gameplay that Sid Meier probably never intended.
posted by malphigian (9 comments total)
 
It's worth noting that rival (and perhaps better known) site Apolyton also has a democracy game.
posted by malphigian at 9:36 PM on July 3, 2002


Anyone mind explaining how it... works?
posted by geoff. at 9:45 PM on July 3, 2002


Hmm, guess I should have included that... didn't want the post to get too long.

Basically, civ3 is a turn based game which takes a nation from 4000BC to 2500AD. In this case, tho, instead of one person taking turns, they elect leaders who make decisions on each turn, and even hold frequent votes and chats on the moves they should make. Its all more or less laid out in this thread I linked to above.
posted by malphigian at 9:58 PM on July 3, 2002


So basically its the length of a regular CIV3 game by a factor of 100?
posted by insomnyuk at 10:09 PM on July 3, 2002


Wow, that's cool and all, but Civ3 is slow enough without a committee. Interesting how a roleplaying/sim game is controled by roleplayers/simmers. Meta-Civ?
posted by skallas at 10:43 PM on July 3, 2002


What do you do when your government type is despotism?
posted by euphorb at 1:39 AM on July 4, 2002


Man... i was sooooo addicted to each CIV including 3... I just gave my copy to a relative last week to sqelch the urge not to start playing again... but the comments about game length are spot on... way too many nights looking up from the computer and seeing the clock glowing 4:00am...

I never had time to get into the goings on at civfanatics but if you're a fan of the civ games they run a game of the month competition that always looked interesting to me and seemed to result in some interesting strategy discussions.
posted by 10sball at 5:34 AM on July 4, 2002


disinfo had a really good discussion of civIII's limitations recently. and speaking of grecians...
posted by kliuless at 12:01 PM on July 4, 2002


I still prefer investing any amount of time into Alpha Centauri (or Alien Crossfire). More tactical options. Civ III was a better bet than II though. I like this idea, but I would be too, too impatient.

What do you do when your government type is despotism?

More or less exactly what I do when it's democracy ;-)
posted by walrus at 7:25 AM on July 5, 2002


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