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I finally won my first game of Galactic Civilizations. I won a cultural victory. Some observations about the game summary: I had one of the better military scores even though most of the warships that I found or built I gave away to other civilizations. I tended to give to whomever was losing a war. I consistently had the lowest tax rate of any civilization. I was in the middle of the pack in terms of my popularity with my people. Other leaders were better liked by their people, but their people watched my TV shows, wore my sneakers, listened to my music, and worshipped my gods.

There were five other civilizations. One died out early on, and the other four split into two alliances which fought one another in an on-going galactic war for most of the game. I entered into no alliances, and by the end of the game, all other civilizations took a "warm" view of mine. I was everybody's friend but nobody's ally. While everybody else build dreadnaughts and troop transports, I build cultural exchange centers.


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Jan. 23rd, 2004 12:56 pm (UTC)
You were like... Switzerland of the Stars.
Jan. 23rd, 2004 02:33 pm (UTC)
Switzerland of the Stars
Well, sort of, but I didn't mind my own business. By giving warships to the underdogs, I prolonged the wars that kept my competitors at each others throats while I chugged away at my own objectives which eventually resulted in the cultural ascendency of my empire.

And I wasn't a pacifist. I had tried the pacifist approach in previous games, and some bully always spotted my vulnerability and invaded. In this game, I maintained a credible arsenal, and I even invaded one world. It was a big verdant paradise right on my doorstep. I left them alone for a long time, but then one of the other civs invaded it and extended their influence to my doorstep. At that point, I re-loaded from a previously saved position and sent in my own troops to pluck that peice of ripe fruit for myself.
Jan. 23rd, 2004 02:49 pm (UTC)
Re: Switzerland of the Stars
Ah, I see. But I wonder if a truly pacifistic planet/nation really *could* survive, considering. Even sci fi outings like Star Trek make things look pretty severe for agrarian colonies.

There are too many wolves for the sheep to be peaceful... but then again, maybe that's just the food chain in action.
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