The Problem of the Ohio Mounds

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Ed Beach, formerly of NASA and a man who's created the absolute best strategy card game about the Reformation, doesn't necessarily disagree with that - and a large part of the focus of his team's latest project, the Civ 5 expansion Brave New World, lies with sorting it out. "The way the culture victory used to work is that there have always been social policies - 10 different trees - and the goal was to complete five social policy trees and spend a few turns building the Utopia Project to win a victory," Beach explains. "What we found is that there were incentives in this old cultural victory system to keep your civilisation small.

Pages: 52

Publisher: Aeterna (February 14, 2011)

ISBN: 1444400290

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