Downloads: April 2010 Game of the Month: "Jihad"
April 2010 Game of the Month: "Jihad"
||bdanv, Buster's Uncle and Larrin
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Cha and Miriam's daughter launches a crusade. A custom faction, the Zealots, and a story - both created for the scenario - are featured. Can you conquer Planet with native life?
The psalmist writes in Psalm 24, “The Earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world and all who live in it;” We are all part of God’s creation and the Good News is that God is actively working to redeem and reconcile all of creation. As a follower of God, I must take an active role in my stewardship of God’s creation and in advocating for the redemption and protection of this new Earth that God has blessed us to be a part of.
Planet has spoken to me. In this Promised Land God has given us, there is a special thing; the Planetmind is touched of His essence – a Holy thing, worthy of our reverence.
In First Peter 4:10 We are told: “As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” We have done as our Lord has commanded, and He has smiled upon us, gifting our efforts at good stewardship with prosperity. But with this prosperity comes a further duty.
I have studied and prayed upon this since we came together as the Believers of Planet. Our creed is a simple one; we must care for Planet, Mankind’s new home that God has given us a birthright. To do any less, as Man did to Earth, defies God’s Holy Grace and would be punished, as God did Man on Earth – with death. But to be good stewards without faith denies God just as surely!
We are surrounded by the faithless, the blasphemous and the poor stewards. This is an AFFRONT to our Heavenly Father! We, God’s chosen, have a duty to set things right in this Promised Land – God’s new incarnate being; we alone have the true faith and the backing of God. He has anointed us – God has made the humble strong!
Were Deuteronomy 7:1-2 written today, it might read: “When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the world whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many factions before thee, the Gaians, and the Hive, and the Spartans, and the Peacekeepers, and the Consciousness, and the Drones, and the Data Angels, and the Pirates, eight nations greater and mightier than thou; And when the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them”.
Our crusade against the unrighteous shall not falter; for our faith will sustain us. God commands us that we issue forth and cut off the generations of the wicked. NOW is the time! NOW shall we don the Armor of Righteousness and blot that which is evil in his sight from this Holy world!
1) Download the zip file and place it into your main game directory. usually this is: C:\Program Files\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
2) Unzip it there.
3) Start up SMAX, then select "Scenario", "Play Scenario", and then go to the subdirectory "1004 Jihad" and choose the scenario.
4) Choose the difficulty level and the game will automatically load with the new faction - The Zealots.
For GotM 1004 any square of Planet will count as objective and i will accept any submission regardless of completing the scenario.
Whether you manage to conquer/subvert only one base or loose some of the land you own at the start, you are eligible for the GotM contest.
There's no need to achieve a standard victory condition in order to be eligible for the GotM Competition.
In order to complete the scenario, you will have to reach 950 objectives (squares of territory).
That's almost the entire surface of the planet.
Raising/lowering terrain with the formers is disabled in this scenario! You can't acquire territory this way.
The main changes in gameplay are introduced by the traits of your faction - The Zealots.
The are some other minor tweaks, none of them worth mentioning. I will let you discover it all by yourself.
The tech tree remains untouched.
Don’t build an army of conventional units! They are useless because of their combat modifier.
Just go native! Natives are cool. Trust me!
The standings will be calculated using the following criteria (in this exact order):
- difficulty level;
- number of objectives reached;
- number of turns needed;
- standard victory condition (reached or not) - Cooperative victory is not allowed;
- Alpha Centauri score,
- The games played on lesser difficulty level won't be able to beat a superior level.
- On the same difficulty level, the player with most objectives will hold a superior position.
- On the same number of objectives, the scenario completed in less turns will outweigh the others.
- If we have the same number of objectives completed in the same amount of turns, reaching any victory condition will be the tie-breaker.
- If there will be more than one submission still tied, the Alpha Centauri score will decide the winner.
You can send your files (last save before game ends) by email to: borcea [ _ ] dan [ AT ] yahoo [ DOT ] com or post them in this thread.
Don't forget to inform us on the moves needed to complete the last turn (if any).
(We'd love to have your comments on the scenario, the custom faction and/or the story. You can post them here. The story can be read w/o interruptions here.
-For more scenarios from the GotM team, or to comment and/or contact the authors, go here.)
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