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  • VIKING SCRIBE #3: Starting Civ2 on Earth

    Original Author: DanQ

    I started out on a map of Earth, on the North American continent all alone. The only company I had to keep my military units at strength were raging hordes of barbarains. My first job was to explore N. America and settle cities in appropriate areas, spacing them out, just in case another civilization happened to land on my shores. After building Marco Polo's Embassy, I was able to contact my two rivals and, through the sharing of our world maps, able to discover that both the Germans and the Aztecs shared the same continent, Asia. I made pernament strategic alliances with them on my first contact, and it was smooth sailing from there. Like myself, they seemed occupied with building up the cities they all ready had on Asia so they did not appear interested in across-ocean settlement. This left me plenty of undistrubed room to expand and grow.

    After building a certain WOTW (Wonder of the World), its increase doubled my capital's production, thus leading the way to many more WOTWs, and sent my power and Civilization Score soaring. I was always on the leading edge of technology, with the occasional trade of knowledge with the Aztecs. I upgraded to Engineers and my cities started producing more roads, railroads, irrigation, fortress and farmland at twice the speed as before. Well, this is pretty much what happened for centuries to come. When Caravans became obsolete by Frieghts, I started setting up trade routes with my allies, 3 trade routes to a city, carring assorted goods, depending upon the particular city's location. It blossomed, and so did my Democratic government with D.C.J. Quick, the President, at the healm.

    Finally, when it was announced to me that I would be retiring in 20 years, I stepped up my spaceship production (Apollo Program was already complete --- so were the maximum number of SS Structuals). I launched it, three years after the Aztecs had started constructing SS Structuals to their spaceship, and my spaceship would "bolding go where no-one had gone before" in 2019 A.D., just 1 YEAR before my planned retirement! What a break, after shaving it so close.

    After landing on Alpha Centauri with my 40,000 people still all alive, I continued to expand my cities and influence to S. America, Japan (where it is located in the real world), Australia and the rest of the Pacific Realm. To this day, I am still continuing my building today, and maybe one of these days I will have a war and eliminate one of my opponents --- but, with World Peace still being maintained after the construction of the United Nations, by myself of course, and two Democratic and one Republican government in place, we we are looking to improve our own civilization's course of life, rather than going out and destroying one another.

    With the Persians, my power is Supreme and my reputation is spotless. If after eliminating one or the other, my reputation would be repaired to it's best very quickly, considering I have the Eiffel Tower WOTW.

    This is my Civ II story. I hope you found it interesting and enjoyful.
    Please E-Mail me with your comments at dquick at cybertap.com

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