Civilization IV Lets Play

I’m writing this in real time. Awesome, right? This is also my first try of screenshots, so remember I’m a newbie.

I will be going for a conquest victory. Those are always fun… 😈


Edition: Vanilla (I got all the expansion packs in a gold pack, but I want a classic game)

Map: Pangaea (for a nice, easy game)

Climate: Temprate

Sea Level: Medium

Map Size: Small(Duel is too easy)

Civilization: Aztec (the best civ for a conquest victory)

Diffuculty: Settler (the easiest level; I have never won on chieftain :sad:)

Speed: Standard

The settings.

Lets begin!

Not a great starting position.

I’ll send the scout to… scout, and the settler to found my first city.

Oh, a goodie hut! It gave me… another settler. Darn.


Tenochtitlan has been founded!

No, not Tenochititlan… Nateopolis!

I’ll build a warrior in Nateopolis, Then I’ll move my other settler into my borders.

Oh, techs! I’ll research… Masonry! (please forgive my bad writing… :roll:)

The tech screen.

Two turns pass. Hi, Tokugawa.

Contrary to popular belief, it’s actually pretty easy to get open borders with this guy. But more on that later…

I cant do much other than declare peace and send him away, so I do that. Now, I need a break. I was going to do save draft, but I think it will be cooler to  make regular updates. So if anyone comes across this quaint little blog on the ends of time and space (hey, I’m the first result on google!), please comment! its getting lonely on planet Nathan (or Ohio, whichever you prefer).

UPDATE: OK, lets continue.

I got masonry!

I can build walls! Yay!

And the borders of Nateopolis have expanded!

Tech screen is in the way, but you can see it.

I’ll research archery, and I think now is a good time to send out my settler.

This is a good spot.

Two turns later and my settler has arrived.

I call it… Sidville! (If you don’t know what I’m referring to, you have never played Civ)

I build a warrior in the city, and continue.

I finish archery and start animal husbandry, and someone founds Buddhism. Isabella’s probably in this game…

The Spainish are coming!

Next turn, I meet Qin Shi Huang of China!

Hi, Qin.

Immediate annihilation is bad, so I declare peace… for now!

Immediately afterward, I meet Julius Caesar.

No, I hate salad. But thanks anyway…

This guy seems nice enough to spare for awhile, so I do. Besides, his praetorian’s would crush me like a grape.

Animal husbandry finishes, I start bronze working, Nateopolis’s warrior finishes and I start building a barracks. and now… another break. If there are any Civ fans reading this blog, feel free to suggest a course of action.

UPDATE: I have bronze working!

Now I can hurt things!

And I can adopt slavery!

Why is this a good idea?

I adopt it and get to work on iron working.

A few turns later, I meet Gandhi of India!

My first target… uh, no, I didn’t say anything!

Just the usual, peace and continue.

A few presses of the enter key later…

A free sundial, thanks!

Iron working! That means I can build Jaguars and start my quest for world domination… 😈

Of course, I need to know where my targets are, so I’ll  research writing to get one step closer to paper and maps. The open borders will help, too.

Just realized that Gandhi got Buddhism, and I’ve meet all the civilizations possible in a small map, so there’s no Spanish. Darn… I hoped  I would get to crush them. Anyway…

I have writing!

Meh… not as fun as WAR!

Now to start mathematics and sign open borders with everyone…

Hey, a potential ally!

Um… ignore my previous statement about Tokugawa!

Now, another break. Like, comment, etc.