PolyCast Episode 234: "Embargo Lifted"

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Timing is everything. The two-hundred-and-thirty-fourth episode of PolyCast, "

", features regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick, "Makahlua", Philip "TheMeInTeam" Bellew and "MadDjinn" with returning guest co-host Tom "dojoboy" Herring. It carries a runtime of 59m59s.


The summary of topics is as follows:


- 02m52s | News


official video for Civilization Beyond Earth: Rising Tide surface alongside three first-hand previews.

- 38m38s | Open Mic

Responding to an inquiry from "OneCrazyCanadia" asking for "good ideas" for scenarios in CivBE.

- 40m55s | Forum Talk

A suggestion for expanding Civilization diplomacy to include a counterbalance to the denunciation mechanic gains traction, followed by a a Civilization VI has not been delayed by the CivBE expansion Rising Tide (45m59s; recorded for Episode 231).

- 50m45s | Miscellaneous

Where the Civilization IV theme ranks on a countdown of "Top 10 Video Game Menu Themes" (recorded for Episode 230), where the Civ series in general finds itself on a comparable list of "Top 10 Video Games With Steep Learning Curves" (51m00s; recorded for Episode 231) and civs that become one's first target upon discovery (54m33s; recorded for Episode 231).


- Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous

Record setting and adapting to expectations.


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 RevCast focuses on Civilization: Revolution, ModCast on Civ modding, SCivCast on Civ social gaming and TurnCast on Civ multiplay. This marks the third new episode for the show in as many weeks.

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