PolyCast Episode 155: “On the Back Burner”

Posted: September 2, 2012 in PolyCast

Never forgotten. The one-hundred-and-fifty-fifth episode of PolyCast, “On the Back Burner“, features regular co-hosts Daniel “DanQ” Quick, “Makahlua” and “MadDjinn” with returning guest co-hosts John “LzPrst” Ftonnessen and Jay “QuantumTarantino” Bond, it has a runtime of 59m59s; listeners are encouraged to follow the show on Twitter, and check out the YouTube channel for caption capability.

The summary of topics is as follows:

- 00m58s | Forum Talk
For Civilization IV, examining a Commerce Flow Chart and how to respond when animals don’t attack.
11m55s | Open Mic
Responding to comments about the show’s previous episode from a general point of view followed by answering a number of CivV inquiries: a follow-up on settling Great People to maximum effect (16m17s); the at least perceived overpowered nature of the Austrian civ introduced in the Gods & Kings expansion (19m46s); finding Medical Labs and Marines useful; oddities of Longswordsmen to Musketmen and Great War Infantry to Infantry, and reactions to the division of the Modern, Atomic and Information Eras late game.
45m02s | Miscellaneous
Has there been a re-birth of computer strategy games or is there a varied conclusion to reach based on a number of observable and otherwise analyzed factors.

- Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
What’s alive, a guest co-host’s challenge as a game store owner and a realizing the quality of one of the regulars’ microphone once again.

Recording live before a listening audience every other Saturday, PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production in an ongoing effort to give the Civ community an interactive voice on game strategy; sibling show RevCast focuses on Civilization: Revolution, ModCast on Civ modding, SCivCast on Civ social gaming and TurnCast on Civ multiplay.

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