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DanQ

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    <a href="http://thepolycast.net">PolyCast Owner/Producer</a>
  • Birthday 06/21/1981

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  1. In 2016 under the Civilized Communication banner, Civilization fans can look forward to the ongoing production of three podcasts. More Civ co-operative multiplay is to be had in the sixth season of TurnCast, further exploration of modding in the series on the eighth season of ModCast and greater Civ strategy conversations on the landmark tenth season of PolyCast. Episodes of the latter most are to continue to be recorded live every other Saturday starting at 12PM ET (North America), starting January 9th (timezone converter). Meanwhile, efforts to restart the Civ social SCivCast to now focus on the recently released Civilization Online will be ongoing having begun at the end of last year. Elsewise, the dramedy series One More Turn is to record and release its fourth season, the thirteen episodes of which are currently being written. Before that the third season blooper reel and commentary is to be released by January's end. Recurring updates on the above efforts are to be summarized in follow-up posts throughout the calendar year. Keep on Civ'in, laughing and living.
  2. Winter welcome. The two-hundred-and-forty-forth episode of PolyCast, "Not Just a Lame Clip Show XVII", features regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick, "Makahlua", Philip "TheMeInTeam" Bellew and "MadDjinn" with then first-time guest co-host Lotfi "ZTZaorish" Kerzabi in the seventeenth compilation of segments archived from previous episode recordings and not released previously. Its 59m59s runtime is extended coverage of a broad topic: the response to a detailed outline for designing a Civilization VI with an empire management design philosophy is just as comprehensive (recorded for Episode 237). Recording live 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. Concluding PolyCast's ninth season, another compilation is to be published on January 9th as its Season 10 premiere... right after the live recording of its next episode.
  3. The more things change, the more they stay the same until that moment that reverberates. The thirteenth and final episode of dramedy podcast One More Turn's (OMT) third season is now available. Entitled "Another Turn", it has a runtime of 08m10s. A story set in the near future, OMT features geeks deal with non-geeky problems. One can follow the show on Twitter and check out its YouTube channel for caption capability. OMT features the voice talents of Civilization strategy-centric podcast PolyCast regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick and Stephanie "Makahlua" among others; Quick is also the show's writer and creator. Selections of American music and soundtrack composer Kevin MacLeod's work is included throughout the series. Next on the show's release schedule is its Season 3 Blooper Reel set for January 20th, 2016.
  4. Answers aplenty. The 2015 PolyCast Christmas Special, "What Civ Is This?", is now available for netcasting. Join regular panelists Daniel "DanQ" Quick, "Makahlua", Philip "TheMeInTeam" Bellew and "MadDjinn" as they give their take on questions and comments received from members of the show's audience and otherwise in this hour-long plus (73m02s) production. The summary of topics is as follows: - 01m59s | Forum Post #1A Taking the third of three questions from "Ilitarist" first: Total War's connection to the Civilization series. - 03m55s | Forum Post #2 From "phantomax1207" comes a question leading to an answer that raises a ruckus. - 10m26s | Forum Post #3 Wishing and hoping on a Civilization VI, prompted by "DefiantMars". - 18m56s | Forum Post #4 From a seperate, dedicated thread by "Ilitarist" linking music in Civilization IV, CivV and on the show. - 24m48s | Forum Post #5 A purely hypothetical whilst humourous inquiry from "Timewalker102" on what historical leaders featured in the gaming series would do with a copy of one of its titles. - 27m45s | Forum Post #6 A question directed at one panelist in particular by "NewEarthRelic" about their appearance earlier this year on the sixty-first episode of Podcasters Roundtable about, and entitled, "Audience Engagement". - 34m50s | Forum Post #7 Responding to the first of two questions from "CaptainKoloth" leads to the longest response of the recording: preferring CivIV or CivV overall. - 50m41s | Forum Post #1B Back to "Ilitarist" to respond to the second of two questions posed about the impact of much of Paradox Interactive's gaming catalogue on the Civilization series. - 56m07s | Forum Posts #8, 9 Two-for-one on hopes and expectations for Civ in 2017 from "Camikaze", with added focus on Civilization: Beyond Earth via "CelJaded". - Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous Cataclysmic inference, pride and profit. PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production in an ongoing effort to give the Civ community an interactive voice on game strategy; its final episode of this, its ninth season, is number 244 set to be released in one week's time. Fellow sibling shows also in production presently are ModCast on Civ modding and TurnCast on Civ multiplay.
  5. Answers aplenty. The 2015 PolyCast Christmas Special, "What Civ Is This?", is now available for netcasting. Join regular panelists Daniel "DanQ" Quick, "Makahlua", Philip "TheMeInTeam" Bellew and "MadDjinn" as they give their take on questions and comments received from members of the show's audience and otherwise in this hour-long plus (73m02s) production. The summary of topics is as follows: - 01m59s | Forum Post #1A Taking the third of three questions from "Ilitarist" first: Total War's connection to the Civilization series. - 03m55s | Forum Post #2 From "phantomax1207" comes a question leading to an answer that raises a ruckus. - 10m26s | Forum Post #3 Wishing and hoping on a Civilization VI, prompted by "DefiantMars". - 18m56s | Forum Post #4 From a seperate, dedicated thread by "Ilitarist" linking music in Civilization IV, CivV and on the show. - 24m48s | Forum Post #5 A purely hypothetical whilst humourous inquiry from "Timewalker102" on what historical leaders featured in the gaming series would do with a copy of one of its titles. - 27m45s | Forum Post #6 A question directed at one panelist in particular by "NewEarthRelic" about their appearance earlier this year on the sixty-first episode of Podcasters Roundtable about, and entitled, "Audience Engagement". - 34m50s | Forum Post #7 Responding to the first of two questions from "CaptainKoloth" leads to the longest response of the recording: preferring CivIV or CivV overall. - 50m41s | Forum Post #1B Back to "Ilitarist" to respond to the second of two questions posed about the impact of much of Paradox Interactive's gaming catalogue on the Civilization series. - 56m07s | Forum Posts #8, 9 Two-for-one on hopes and expectations for Civ in 2017 from "Camikaze", with added focus on Civilization: Beyond Earth via "CelJaded". - Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous Cataclysmic inference, pride and profit. PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production in an ongoing effort to give the Civ community an interactive voice on game strategy; its final episode of this, its ninth season, is number 244 set to be released in one week's time. Fellow sibling shows also in production presently are ModCast on Civ modding and TurnCast on Civ multiplay.
  6. Favourite guest players? Favourite regular player? These are two of the five questions being asked of the 2015 TurnCast (TC) audience as its fifth season nears its conclusion. To provide your input on/by January 02nd, 2016, follow the link below: http://thepolycast.net/turncastsurvey TurnCast is the third spin-off of the Civ strategy-centric PolyCast; it has been renewed for a 13-episode sixth season in 2016.
  7. Favourite guest players? Favourite regular player? These are two of the five questions being asked of the 2015 TurnCast (TC) audience as its fifth season nears its conclusion. To provide your input on/by January 02nd, 2016, follow the link below: http://thepolycast.net/turncastsurvey TurnCast is the third spin-off of the Civ strategy-centric PolyCast; it has been renewed for a 13-episode sixth season in 2016.
  8. Carson begins, Gary interrupts, Hudson interjects, Bella intervenes, Max brokers, Riley announces. The penultimate, twelfth episode of dramedy podcast One More Turn's (OMT) third season is now available. Entitled "Resolution", it has a runtime of 07m56s. A story set in the near future, OMT features geeks deal with non-geeky problems. One can follow the show on Twitter and check out its YouTube channel for caption capability. OMT features the voice talents of Civilization strategy-centric podcast PolyCast regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick and Stephanie "Makahlua" among others; Quick is also the show's writer and creator. Selections of American music and soundtrack composer Kevin MacLeod's work is included throughout the series.
  9. A pressing matter. Regular players , , Scott "AlphaShard" Dirk and "UberMarklar" are accompanied by fellow co-operative Civilization V multiplayer players in the sixty-fourth episode of TurnCast (TC). Entitled "Little Red X", its runtime is 09m59s. Snippets include but are not limited to real classy, actually worked, as example, why thing at tone. TurnCast is the third spin-off of the Civ strategy-centric PolyCast on which Quick and Makahlua serve as regular co-hosts; the modding-centric ModCast was the first, and the console-centric RevCast the second, such spin-off. The fourth spin-off, SCivCast, covers Civ on social media.
  10. Episode recording frequency? Balance of Civilization: Beyond Earth, Civilization V and Civilization series in general coverage? Favourite regular co-host? These are a few of the ten questions being asked of the 2015 PolyCast (PC) audience as its ninth season nears its conclusion. To provide your input on/by December 26th, 2015, follow the link below: http://thepolycast.net/polycastsurvey Recording live every other Saturday, PolyCast has been renewed for a 28 episode ninth season in 2016. The show's first episode recording in the new year, live, is set for January 9th starting at 12PM ET North America (timezone converter).
  11. Episode recording frequency? Balance of Civilization: Beyond Earth, Civilization V and Civilization series in general coverage? Favourite regular co-host? These are a few of the ten questions being asked of the 2015 PolyCast (PC) audience as its ninth season nears its conclusion. To provide your input on/by December 26th, 2015, follow the link below: http://thepolycast.net/polycastsurvey Recording live every other Saturday, PolyCast has been renewed for a 28 episode ninth season in 2016. The show's first episode recording in the new year, live, is set for January 9th starting at 12PM ET North America (timezone converter).
  12. Riley and Avery meet on questionable grounds leaving Nora, Caleb and Max looking for answers. The eleventh episode of dramedy podcast One More Turn's (OMT) third season is now available. Entitled "Convergence", it has a runtime of 08m54s. A story set in the near future, OMT features geeks deal with non-geeky problems. One can follow the show on Twitter and check out its YouTube channel for caption capability. OMT features the voice talents of Civilization strategy-centric podcast PolyCast regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick and Stephanie "Makahlua" among others; Quick is also the show's writer and creator. Selections of American music and soundtrack composer Kevin MacLeod's work is included throughout the series.
  13. An organic breath mint. The two-hundred-and-forty-second episode of PolyCast, "Does Miasma Taste Like Mint?", features regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick, "Makahlua", Philip "TheMeInTeam" Bellew and "MadDjinn" with first-time guest co-host Rubin "Rubin". It carries a runtime of 59m59s. The summary of topics is as follows: - 00m58s | News The short interval between announcement and official release of the Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game (MMORPG) Civilization Online and what series publisher 2K Games' survey targetting Civ players is and is not (04m54s). - 14m52s | Senate The current take of the Fear and Respect mechanic introduced to Civilization: Beyond Earth by its Rising Tide expansion and takeaways from an account of how to win the game on Apollo, its highest difficulty level (18m33s). - 29m19s | Research Lab A thorough consideration of new units for CivBERT, and then a comparable treatment for affinity-based buildings in the game (38m40s). - 48m31s | Open Mic Acknowledging feedback from the show's most previous episode, number 242. - Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous Season's greetings brings about announcements for your stocking. 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; listeners are encouraged to follow the show on Twitter, and check out the YouTube channel for caption capability. Sibling show ModCast on Civ modding and TurnCast on Civ multiplay.
  14. Bella and Hudson evalute their relationship with Gary being the first to offer his insight. The tenth episode of dramedy podcast One More Turn's (OMT) third season is now available. Entitled "Reformation", it has a runtime of 08m46s. A story set in the near future, OMT features geeks deal with non-geeky problems. One can follow the show on Twitter and check out its YouTube channel for caption capability. OMT features the voice talents of Civilization strategy-centric podcast PolyCast regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick and Stephanie "Makahlua" among others; Quick is also the show's writer and creator. Selections of American music and soundtrack composer Kevin MacLeod's work is included throughout the series.
  15. "Greetings. My name is Daniel Quick, though many of you in the Civilization community know me simply as DanQ. Nine years ago I co-founded the bi-weekly podcast PolyCast focusing on Civilization IV game strategy. I am lead co-host, producer and publisher and owner of it as well as the four spin-off podcasts that have been begun since covering additional series titles from Civilization: Revolution to Civilization Online. To date there is nearing 250 hours of content for PolyCast alone. Over this time a growing number of you have contributed and are contributing to PolyCast through feedback and guest appearances: in the case of the latter, nearly 200. I have also had the privilege of working with nine individuals as fellow regular panelists, the current four-person compliment of which has been together for more than three years. This does not even begin to speak to the compositions of ModCast, RevCast, SCivCast and TurnCast -- those spin-offs I aluded to earlier. As I hope is evident from the brief account above, PolyCast has been and continues to be a labour of love. On the eve of PolyCast's tenth season, I invite you to consider another means by which you can contribute to the show and its siblings: financial support through Patreon. The show has been and will continue to remain free of charge and accessible to all with an Internet connection, as do its siblings. The number of hours required to make these works a reality, and of quality for worthwhile listening, is considerable though from scheduling to production to promotion. PolyCast is a collection of niche content productions that does not make on-show advertising practical or arguably even desirable for anyone involved. Cultivating a group of patrons who commit on a month-to-month basis to this 'virtual tip jar' can help unlock collective achievements, so to speak, as well as access some personal incentives. These donations then not only serve to extend ongoing appreciation for the efforts put into these shows, they also contribute to the advancement of them. If you enjoy their content past, present and are looking for a way to help propel them into the future, please consider becoming a PolyCast patron today."