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Author Topic: Starting from the bottom, a civilization building game  (Read 2010 times)

kopout

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Starting from the bottom, a civilization building game
« on: January 10, 2018, 11:23:46 pm »

Inspired by a game I saw on another site. In this game you will, hopefully, be taking a tribe from the stone age to the space age. The first step is to chose your starting lifestyle and location(s).

Lifestyle:
Nomadic: Your people travel constantly in pursuit of herds of game and own only what you can carry. Restricted to planes, forests and coastline.
Semi-nomadic: Your people split your time between two campsites, letting the land recover while you're away. Pick 2 locations
Settled: Your people have recently begun living in one place all year round in defiance of tradition. Pick 1 location and a reason to settle

Location:
Mountain pass
Forest
River valley
Coastline
Open planes
Swamp
Jungle

Reason to settle:
Local religious site
Abundant food
Source of trade goods

Turn 1
Turn 2
« Last Edit: January 21, 2018, 03:15:53 pm by kopout »
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Re: Starting from the bottom, a civilization building game
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2018, 11:24:16 pm »

Year 1

Population: 280
People gathering food: 233
Food production efficiency: 1.2
Trading efficiency: 1.1
Net food surplus: 0(52-52 due to no storage)

Technology:

Shell fish gathering
Wild plant gathering
Primitive Jewelry making
Primitive net fishing

Government:
Tribal democracy, all adults meet to talk things over and get a say in what the tribe does. Inefficient, won’t scale well.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2018, 03:55:51 pm by kopout »
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Re: Starting from the bottom, a civilization building game
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2018, 11:28:21 pm »

Semi-nomadic
Forest and Coastline

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Re: Starting from the bottom, a civilization building game
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2018, 11:45:31 pm »

Semi-Nomadic
Mountain pass and coastline
« Last Edit: January 11, 2018, 01:59:02 am by frostgiant »
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Re: Starting from the bottom, a civilization building game
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2018, 11:50:35 pm »

You only get a reason to settle if your settled, its sort of a trade off for not having a second location or the luxury of just booking it when times get rough.
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Re: Starting from the bottom, a civilization building game
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2018, 11:53:56 pm »

Settled
Location: Coast Line
Reason: Source of Trade Goods
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Re: Starting from the bottom, a civilization building game
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2018, 12:08:57 am »

Nomadic, starting in the forest.
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Re: Starting from the bottom, a civilization building game
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2018, 12:27:55 am »

Just to clarify its not one civ per player, rather everyone's working together.
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Re: Starting from the bottom, a civilization building game
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2018, 12:31:26 am »

Just to clarify its not one civ per player, rather everyone's working together.
It is not my fault if everyone else's suggestions are wrong.
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Re: Starting from the bottom, a civilization building game
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2018, 12:36:34 am »

I just wanted to make sure people weren't deliberately avoiding taking the same votes as others.
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Re: Starting from the bottom, a civilization building game
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2018, 12:44:37 am »

Semi-nomadic, source of trade goods.
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Re: Starting from the bottom, a civilization building game
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2018, 12:57:18 am »

Semi-Nomadic
Mountain pass and coastline
Source of trade goods

Fine I'm taking the L and voting for this one
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Re: Starting from the bottom, a civilization building game
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2018, 01:06:46 am »

Would we each get a different role, or is this just a suggestion game?
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Re: Starting from the bottom, a civilization building game
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2018, 01:41:20 am »

Settled
Location: Coast Line
Reason: Source of Trade Goods
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Re: Starting from the bottom, a civilization building game
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2018, 01:48:27 am »

Would we each get a different role, or is this just a suggestion game?
Suggestion game basically
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