Epic Twenty-One - Jack Frost - Signup Thread

Epic Twenty-One - Jack Frost - Signup Thread

Sirian
Sirian

January 2nd, 2003, 7:14 pm #1

In order to receive a zip file containing the saved games to be able to play, you must sign up in this thread to participate in Epic Twenty-One. You will be matched up with the pregenerated game files according to the order in which you sign up.

Signups for Jack Frost will remain open until January 19. The game will open on January 6 and remain open for four weeks. Those who sign up in advance will have their game files emailed to them on Opening day. Obviously, you must supply an email address to which your zip will be sent.


Epic Twenty-One: Jack Frost


VERSION: Play the World, 1.14f
Sponsor: Sirian
Opening Date: January 6, 2003
Duration: Four Weeks
Map Generation: Edited map

Difficulty: Emperor
Civilization: RANDOM
World Size: Standard
Terrain: Archipelago, 70% water
Climate: Rugged, Ice Age
Barbarians: Raging
Rules: Standard
Victory: Any

Special Rules: You MUST sign up in the Sign Up Thread to participate in this Epic. Why? Because you're going to have your civ assigned to you at random, from a list of pregenerated games, based on the order in which you sign up.

I wanted to make the first PTW Epic "the coolest ever". So here we go!

Scenario Concept: With winter now raging in the northern hemisphere where most of us live, I thought an ice age scenario would be fun to try. The first PTW Epic ought to be low-pressure, so I've made this a typical Potluck emperor game. Also, PTW comes with some new tile sets, and what better time to tinker around with them than now? Thus, I've selected the eight cold weather civs and edited a map to spread icy goodness all over the place. Don't be surprised to find tundra tiles anywhere on the map. Jack Frost cometh!

PTW keeps optional tilesets in a new way, making it easy to reference them from the editor. I have thus figured out how to lock the scenario to a specific tileset, so that everyone who plays will use the same tileset. I know this will make some of you groan, but don't be humbugs. Try something new! It will give this game its own flavor and help preserve the illusion (for immersion, Charis style) of a true ice age. In reality, most of the map is a typical cold-weather map, but it HAS been edited to spread some ice all over the place.

You are required to play with the winter tileset. As long as you haven't erased the tileset or moved it, you'll be good to go. The game will find it automatically. The terrain is difficult to see, everything is covered in some layers of white. I urge you to do plenty of right-clicking to verify what's in the tiles, until you get used to them. As I look out my window just now, the world is covered in snow. Whatever it may be like where you are, I hope you will enjoy this little trip through the winter wonderlands of the expansion pack.

Scoring: None.

This may be the only Epic running until the next PTW patch is released, so don't wait around. Sign up and get in on this, uh, "very cool" scenario.

Closing Day: Monday, February 3. Reports due on Feb 3 or 4.

Remember, you have to sign up to play in Potluck games!


- Sirian
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Hotrod
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January 2nd, 2003, 7:30 pm #2

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January 2nd, 2003, 7:44 pm #3

In order to receive a zip file containing the saved games to be able to play, you must sign up in this thread to participate in Epic Twenty-One. You will be matched up with the pregenerated game files according to the order in which you sign up.

Signups for Jack Frost will remain open until January 19. The game will open on January 6 and remain open for four weeks. Those who sign up in advance will have their game files emailed to them on Opening day. Obviously, you must supply an email address to which your zip will be sent.


Epic Twenty-One: Jack Frost


VERSION: Play the World, 1.14f
Sponsor: Sirian
Opening Date: January 6, 2003
Duration: Four Weeks
Map Generation: Edited map

Difficulty: Emperor
Civilization: RANDOM
World Size: Standard
Terrain: Archipelago, 70% water
Climate: Rugged, Ice Age
Barbarians: Raging
Rules: Standard
Victory: Any

Special Rules: You MUST sign up in the Sign Up Thread to participate in this Epic. Why? Because you're going to have your civ assigned to you at random, from a list of pregenerated games, based on the order in which you sign up.

I wanted to make the first PTW Epic "the coolest ever". So here we go!

Scenario Concept: With winter now raging in the northern hemisphere where most of us live, I thought an ice age scenario would be fun to try. The first PTW Epic ought to be low-pressure, so I've made this a typical Potluck emperor game. Also, PTW comes with some new tile sets, and what better time to tinker around with them than now? Thus, I've selected the eight cold weather civs and edited a map to spread icy goodness all over the place. Don't be surprised to find tundra tiles anywhere on the map. Jack Frost cometh!

PTW keeps optional tilesets in a new way, making it easy to reference them from the editor. I have thus figured out how to lock the scenario to a specific tileset, so that everyone who plays will use the same tileset. I know this will make some of you groan, but don't be humbugs. Try something new! It will give this game its own flavor and help preserve the illusion (for immersion, Charis style) of a true ice age. In reality, most of the map is a typical cold-weather map, but it HAS been edited to spread some ice all over the place.

You are required to play with the winter tileset. As long as you haven't erased the tileset or moved it, you'll be good to go. The game will find it automatically. The terrain is difficult to see, everything is covered in some layers of white. I urge you to do plenty of right-clicking to verify what's in the tiles, until you get used to them. As I look out my window just now, the world is covered in snow. Whatever it may be like where you are, I hope you will enjoy this little trip through the winter wonderlands of the expansion pack.

Scoring: None.

This may be the only Epic running until the next PTW patch is released, so don't wait around. Sign up and get in on this, uh, "very cool" scenario.

Closing Day: Monday, February 3. Reports due on Feb 3 or 4.

Remember, you have to sign up to play in Potluck games!


- Sirian
Looks like I'm player 2?

gkrgreene@earthlink.net
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January 2nd, 2003, 7:53 pm #4

In order to receive a zip file containing the saved games to be able to play, you must sign up in this thread to participate in Epic Twenty-One. You will be matched up with the pregenerated game files according to the order in which you sign up.

Signups for Jack Frost will remain open until January 19. The game will open on January 6 and remain open for four weeks. Those who sign up in advance will have their game files emailed to them on Opening day. Obviously, you must supply an email address to which your zip will be sent.


Epic Twenty-One: Jack Frost


VERSION: Play the World, 1.14f
Sponsor: Sirian
Opening Date: January 6, 2003
Duration: Four Weeks
Map Generation: Edited map

Difficulty: Emperor
Civilization: RANDOM
World Size: Standard
Terrain: Archipelago, 70% water
Climate: Rugged, Ice Age
Barbarians: Raging
Rules: Standard
Victory: Any

Special Rules: You MUST sign up in the Sign Up Thread to participate in this Epic. Why? Because you're going to have your civ assigned to you at random, from a list of pregenerated games, based on the order in which you sign up.

I wanted to make the first PTW Epic "the coolest ever". So here we go!

Scenario Concept: With winter now raging in the northern hemisphere where most of us live, I thought an ice age scenario would be fun to try. The first PTW Epic ought to be low-pressure, so I've made this a typical Potluck emperor game. Also, PTW comes with some new tile sets, and what better time to tinker around with them than now? Thus, I've selected the eight cold weather civs and edited a map to spread icy goodness all over the place. Don't be surprised to find tundra tiles anywhere on the map. Jack Frost cometh!

PTW keeps optional tilesets in a new way, making it easy to reference them from the editor. I have thus figured out how to lock the scenario to a specific tileset, so that everyone who plays will use the same tileset. I know this will make some of you groan, but don't be humbugs. Try something new! It will give this game its own flavor and help preserve the illusion (for immersion, Charis style) of a true ice age. In reality, most of the map is a typical cold-weather map, but it HAS been edited to spread some ice all over the place.

You are required to play with the winter tileset. As long as you haven't erased the tileset or moved it, you'll be good to go. The game will find it automatically. The terrain is difficult to see, everything is covered in some layers of white. I urge you to do plenty of right-clicking to verify what's in the tiles, until you get used to them. As I look out my window just now, the world is covered in snow. Whatever it may be like where you are, I hope you will enjoy this little trip through the winter wonderlands of the expansion pack.

Scoring: None.

This may be the only Epic running until the next PTW patch is released, so don't wait around. Sign up and get in on this, uh, "very cool" scenario.

Closing Day: Monday, February 3. Reports due on Feb 3 or 4.

Remember, you have to sign up to play in Potluck games!


- Sirian
Looks like I'm 3rd again? Hrm.

While we're at it, a question on the tilesets. Where are they, and how do you use them? I looked for a little bit, but PTW is apparently smarter than I am.
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Sirian
Sirian

January 2nd, 2003, 8:35 pm #5

The old method of handling tilesets was to overwrite the graphics files with replacements. That is still the correct way to make a different tileset your default tile set, as far as I can tell.

To use a new tileset for one game only, you go through the editor/scenario mechanism. To start a new game with standard rules using a different tileset, just Load Scenario then select the tileset "bix" file from the list, and off you go.

To use a tileset with a custom scenario, you have to use the editor and take some extra steps to alter the tileset it is assigned to use, as well as use specific pathing in where you store the scenario file itself. I am not clear yet as to whether the game stores the tileset in the scenario file or merely references it. If the former, then you could "add in" custom tiles and sets to any scenario without the audience needing to install the tileset (it would be built in). If the latter, then players without the tiles you use would instead see their default tileset. I predict someone will tinker around and figure this out soon enough, and let us know. I stopped poking around once I had it functional for our immediate needs.


- Sirian
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January 2nd, 2003, 8:46 pm #6

In order to receive a zip file containing the saved games to be able to play, you must sign up in this thread to participate in Epic Twenty-One. You will be matched up with the pregenerated game files according to the order in which you sign up.

Signups for Jack Frost will remain open until January 19. The game will open on January 6 and remain open for four weeks. Those who sign up in advance will have their game files emailed to them on Opening day. Obviously, you must supply an email address to which your zip will be sent.


Epic Twenty-One: Jack Frost


VERSION: Play the World, 1.14f
Sponsor: Sirian
Opening Date: January 6, 2003
Duration: Four Weeks
Map Generation: Edited map

Difficulty: Emperor
Civilization: RANDOM
World Size: Standard
Terrain: Archipelago, 70% water
Climate: Rugged, Ice Age
Barbarians: Raging
Rules: Standard
Victory: Any

Special Rules: You MUST sign up in the Sign Up Thread to participate in this Epic. Why? Because you're going to have your civ assigned to you at random, from a list of pregenerated games, based on the order in which you sign up.

I wanted to make the first PTW Epic "the coolest ever". So here we go!

Scenario Concept: With winter now raging in the northern hemisphere where most of us live, I thought an ice age scenario would be fun to try. The first PTW Epic ought to be low-pressure, so I've made this a typical Potluck emperor game. Also, PTW comes with some new tile sets, and what better time to tinker around with them than now? Thus, I've selected the eight cold weather civs and edited a map to spread icy goodness all over the place. Don't be surprised to find tundra tiles anywhere on the map. Jack Frost cometh!

PTW keeps optional tilesets in a new way, making it easy to reference them from the editor. I have thus figured out how to lock the scenario to a specific tileset, so that everyone who plays will use the same tileset. I know this will make some of you groan, but don't be humbugs. Try something new! It will give this game its own flavor and help preserve the illusion (for immersion, Charis style) of a true ice age. In reality, most of the map is a typical cold-weather map, but it HAS been edited to spread some ice all over the place.

You are required to play with the winter tileset. As long as you haven't erased the tileset or moved it, you'll be good to go. The game will find it automatically. The terrain is difficult to see, everything is covered in some layers of white. I urge you to do plenty of right-clicking to verify what's in the tiles, until you get used to them. As I look out my window just now, the world is covered in snow. Whatever it may be like where you are, I hope you will enjoy this little trip through the winter wonderlands of the expansion pack.

Scoring: None.

This may be the only Epic running until the next PTW patch is released, so don't wait around. Sign up and get in on this, uh, "very cool" scenario.

Closing Day: Monday, February 3. Reports due on Feb 3 or 4.

Remember, you have to sign up to play in Potluck games!


- Sirian
Well, I was player four for Epic 18, let's see if I turn out to be player 4 for this one as well...

-Griselda
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Charis
Charis

January 2nd, 2003, 9:57 pm #7

In order to receive a zip file containing the saved games to be able to play, you must sign up in this thread to participate in Epic Twenty-One. You will be matched up with the pregenerated game files according to the order in which you sign up.

Signups for Jack Frost will remain open until January 19. The game will open on January 6 and remain open for four weeks. Those who sign up in advance will have their game files emailed to them on Opening day. Obviously, you must supply an email address to which your zip will be sent.


Epic Twenty-One: Jack Frost


VERSION: Play the World, 1.14f
Sponsor: Sirian
Opening Date: January 6, 2003
Duration: Four Weeks
Map Generation: Edited map

Difficulty: Emperor
Civilization: RANDOM
World Size: Standard
Terrain: Archipelago, 70% water
Climate: Rugged, Ice Age
Barbarians: Raging
Rules: Standard
Victory: Any

Special Rules: You MUST sign up in the Sign Up Thread to participate in this Epic. Why? Because you're going to have your civ assigned to you at random, from a list of pregenerated games, based on the order in which you sign up.

I wanted to make the first PTW Epic "the coolest ever". So here we go!

Scenario Concept: With winter now raging in the northern hemisphere where most of us live, I thought an ice age scenario would be fun to try. The first PTW Epic ought to be low-pressure, so I've made this a typical Potluck emperor game. Also, PTW comes with some new tile sets, and what better time to tinker around with them than now? Thus, I've selected the eight cold weather civs and edited a map to spread icy goodness all over the place. Don't be surprised to find tundra tiles anywhere on the map. Jack Frost cometh!

PTW keeps optional tilesets in a new way, making it easy to reference them from the editor. I have thus figured out how to lock the scenario to a specific tileset, so that everyone who plays will use the same tileset. I know this will make some of you groan, but don't be humbugs. Try something new! It will give this game its own flavor and help preserve the illusion (for immersion, Charis style) of a true ice age. In reality, most of the map is a typical cold-weather map, but it HAS been edited to spread some ice all over the place.

You are required to play with the winter tileset. As long as you haven't erased the tileset or moved it, you'll be good to go. The game will find it automatically. The terrain is difficult to see, everything is covered in some layers of white. I urge you to do plenty of right-clicking to verify what's in the tiles, until you get used to them. As I look out my window just now, the world is covered in snow. Whatever it may be like where you are, I hope you will enjoy this little trip through the winter wonderlands of the expansion pack.

Scoring: None.

This may be the only Epic running until the next PTW patch is released, so don't wait around. Sign up and get in on this, uh, "very cool" scenario.

Closing Day: Monday, February 3. Reports due on Feb 3 or 4.

Remember, you have to sign up to play in Potluck games!


- Sirian
Yes!! I was toying with the idea of a variant tileset to help set the mood for a game, but was wondering if that would be imposing. I'm all for it, and love the immersion factor :love:

I'm having a hard time figuring out which civs are the eight 'cold' ones. Russia, Scandinavia, Mongols come to mind, but the others not so much so.
Or perhaps you have/will rename some to include Finland, Greenland, Canada, Iceland?

Didn't one of the earlier civs have an Alpine Skier UU? (Mountains as roads or such)

Looking forward to it!
Charis

PS I would wager heavily on references to paths, not embedded graphics.
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KingBob
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January 2nd, 2003, 10:08 pm #8

In order to receive a zip file containing the saved games to be able to play, you must sign up in this thread to participate in Epic Twenty-One. You will be matched up with the pregenerated game files according to the order in which you sign up.

Signups for Jack Frost will remain open until January 19. The game will open on January 6 and remain open for four weeks. Those who sign up in advance will have their game files emailed to them on Opening day. Obviously, you must supply an email address to which your zip will be sent.


Epic Twenty-One: Jack Frost


VERSION: Play the World, 1.14f
Sponsor: Sirian
Opening Date: January 6, 2003
Duration: Four Weeks
Map Generation: Edited map

Difficulty: Emperor
Civilization: RANDOM
World Size: Standard
Terrain: Archipelago, 70% water
Climate: Rugged, Ice Age
Barbarians: Raging
Rules: Standard
Victory: Any

Special Rules: You MUST sign up in the Sign Up Thread to participate in this Epic. Why? Because you're going to have your civ assigned to you at random, from a list of pregenerated games, based on the order in which you sign up.

I wanted to make the first PTW Epic "the coolest ever". So here we go!

Scenario Concept: With winter now raging in the northern hemisphere where most of us live, I thought an ice age scenario would be fun to try. The first PTW Epic ought to be low-pressure, so I've made this a typical Potluck emperor game. Also, PTW comes with some new tile sets, and what better time to tinker around with them than now? Thus, I've selected the eight cold weather civs and edited a map to spread icy goodness all over the place. Don't be surprised to find tundra tiles anywhere on the map. Jack Frost cometh!

PTW keeps optional tilesets in a new way, making it easy to reference them from the editor. I have thus figured out how to lock the scenario to a specific tileset, so that everyone who plays will use the same tileset. I know this will make some of you groan, but don't be humbugs. Try something new! It will give this game its own flavor and help preserve the illusion (for immersion, Charis style) of a true ice age. In reality, most of the map is a typical cold-weather map, but it HAS been edited to spread some ice all over the place.

You are required to play with the winter tileset. As long as you haven't erased the tileset or moved it, you'll be good to go. The game will find it automatically. The terrain is difficult to see, everything is covered in some layers of white. I urge you to do plenty of right-clicking to verify what's in the tiles, until you get used to them. As I look out my window just now, the world is covered in snow. Whatever it may be like where you are, I hope you will enjoy this little trip through the winter wonderlands of the expansion pack.

Scoring: None.

This may be the only Epic running until the next PTW patch is released, so don't wait around. Sign up and get in on this, uh, "very cool" scenario.

Closing Day: Monday, February 3. Reports due on Feb 3 or 4.

Remember, you have to sign up to play in Potluck games!


- Sirian
I can probably complete this game, so what the hey, if you don't mind e-mailing me (at the risk of no report) then, sure, why not. E-mail is joshcoppola@adelphia.net.
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Sullla
Sullla

January 2nd, 2003, 10:36 pm #9

In order to receive a zip file containing the saved games to be able to play, you must sign up in this thread to participate in Epic Twenty-One. You will be matched up with the pregenerated game files according to the order in which you sign up.

Signups for Jack Frost will remain open until January 19. The game will open on January 6 and remain open for four weeks. Those who sign up in advance will have their game files emailed to them on Opening day. Obviously, you must supply an email address to which your zip will be sent.


Epic Twenty-One: Jack Frost


VERSION: Play the World, 1.14f
Sponsor: Sirian
Opening Date: January 6, 2003
Duration: Four Weeks
Map Generation: Edited map

Difficulty: Emperor
Civilization: RANDOM
World Size: Standard
Terrain: Archipelago, 70% water
Climate: Rugged, Ice Age
Barbarians: Raging
Rules: Standard
Victory: Any

Special Rules: You MUST sign up in the Sign Up Thread to participate in this Epic. Why? Because you're going to have your civ assigned to you at random, from a list of pregenerated games, based on the order in which you sign up.

I wanted to make the first PTW Epic "the coolest ever". So here we go!

Scenario Concept: With winter now raging in the northern hemisphere where most of us live, I thought an ice age scenario would be fun to try. The first PTW Epic ought to be low-pressure, so I've made this a typical Potluck emperor game. Also, PTW comes with some new tile sets, and what better time to tinker around with them than now? Thus, I've selected the eight cold weather civs and edited a map to spread icy goodness all over the place. Don't be surprised to find tundra tiles anywhere on the map. Jack Frost cometh!

PTW keeps optional tilesets in a new way, making it easy to reference them from the editor. I have thus figured out how to lock the scenario to a specific tileset, so that everyone who plays will use the same tileset. I know this will make some of you groan, but don't be humbugs. Try something new! It will give this game its own flavor and help preserve the illusion (for immersion, Charis style) of a true ice age. In reality, most of the map is a typical cold-weather map, but it HAS been edited to spread some ice all over the place.

You are required to play with the winter tileset. As long as you haven't erased the tileset or moved it, you'll be good to go. The game will find it automatically. The terrain is difficult to see, everything is covered in some layers of white. I urge you to do plenty of right-clicking to verify what's in the tiles, until you get used to them. As I look out my window just now, the world is covered in snow. Whatever it may be like where you are, I hope you will enjoy this little trip through the winter wonderlands of the expansion pack.

Scoring: None.

This may be the only Epic running until the next PTW patch is released, so don't wait around. Sign up and get in on this, uh, "very cool" scenario.

Closing Day: Monday, February 3. Reports due on Feb 3 or 4.

Remember, you have to sign up to play in Potluck games!


- Sirian
A nice potluck game on PTW is exactly the kind of thing I'd like to try right now. A variant tileset - something I've never experimented with - is also a great idea, especially to fit with a roleplaying theme. By all means, sign me up and send me the start file on Monday. Although I'm pretty sure that my e-mail is sitting around in a lot of places on RBCiv, here it is again:

MSoracoe@hotmail.com

Happy New Year to all, btw!
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Rowain deWolf
Rowain deWolf

January 2nd, 2003, 11:13 pm #10

In order to receive a zip file containing the saved games to be able to play, you must sign up in this thread to participate in Epic Twenty-One. You will be matched up with the pregenerated game files according to the order in which you sign up.

Signups for Jack Frost will remain open until January 19. The game will open on January 6 and remain open for four weeks. Those who sign up in advance will have their game files emailed to them on Opening day. Obviously, you must supply an email address to which your zip will be sent.


Epic Twenty-One: Jack Frost


VERSION: Play the World, 1.14f
Sponsor: Sirian
Opening Date: January 6, 2003
Duration: Four Weeks
Map Generation: Edited map

Difficulty: Emperor
Civilization: RANDOM
World Size: Standard
Terrain: Archipelago, 70% water
Climate: Rugged, Ice Age
Barbarians: Raging
Rules: Standard
Victory: Any

Special Rules: You MUST sign up in the Sign Up Thread to participate in this Epic. Why? Because you're going to have your civ assigned to you at random, from a list of pregenerated games, based on the order in which you sign up.

I wanted to make the first PTW Epic "the coolest ever". So here we go!

Scenario Concept: With winter now raging in the northern hemisphere where most of us live, I thought an ice age scenario would be fun to try. The first PTW Epic ought to be low-pressure, so I've made this a typical Potluck emperor game. Also, PTW comes with some new tile sets, and what better time to tinker around with them than now? Thus, I've selected the eight cold weather civs and edited a map to spread icy goodness all over the place. Don't be surprised to find tundra tiles anywhere on the map. Jack Frost cometh!

PTW keeps optional tilesets in a new way, making it easy to reference them from the editor. I have thus figured out how to lock the scenario to a specific tileset, so that everyone who plays will use the same tileset. I know this will make some of you groan, but don't be humbugs. Try something new! It will give this game its own flavor and help preserve the illusion (for immersion, Charis style) of a true ice age. In reality, most of the map is a typical cold-weather map, but it HAS been edited to spread some ice all over the place.

You are required to play with the winter tileset. As long as you haven't erased the tileset or moved it, you'll be good to go. The game will find it automatically. The terrain is difficult to see, everything is covered in some layers of white. I urge you to do plenty of right-clicking to verify what's in the tiles, until you get used to them. As I look out my window just now, the world is covered in snow. Whatever it may be like where you are, I hope you will enjoy this little trip through the winter wonderlands of the expansion pack.

Scoring: None.

This may be the only Epic running until the next PTW patch is released, so don't wait around. Sign up and get in on this, uh, "very cool" scenario.

Closing Day: Monday, February 3. Reports due on Feb 3 or 4.

Remember, you have to sign up to play in Potluck games!


- Sirian
Let's go skiing


wgh@gmx.at


Rowain
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