GotM 2010 04 "Jihad"
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    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!



    [2132: Peace Conference]

    The xenchibi blooms were beautiful.

    His staff had done an excellent job, Cha thought. When they’d urged him to have a private dinner with Sister Miriam, he’d insisted on a relaxed setting; he rarely had to deal with people on a one-on-one basis, and he wanted to be as comfortable as possible. The burgundy colors of the wall hangings were muted against the background of old wood. The lighting was low. Mellow music was playing quietly in the background.

    The master touch was the extraordinarily robust xenchibi centerpiece crowning the feast laid out on the table. Xenchibi blooms were in common enough use as a decoration among the People of Planet for intimate, social settings – not least for the tranquil, sense-of-closeness effects their spores fostered. Cha had noticed the soothing scent of the impressive bouquet as he entered the room and immediately felt more ready to face the woman already seated at the table... (read more)

    1) Download the zip file 1004 and place it into your main game directory. usually this is: C:Program FilesFiraxis GamesSid 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.

    :stop: WARNING!
    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.

    :stop: WARNING!
    Don’t build an army of conventional units! They are useless because of their combat modifier. :hunter:
    Just go native! Natives are cool. Trust me! 8)

    The standings will be calculated using the following criteria (in this exact order):[list=1]
    • 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.

    Place|Difficulty|Obectives|MY|Victory|AC score

    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).
    Quote from: bdanv;123537
    deadline for submissions provisionally set to June,12 at 12:00 (Noon) GMT.

    Quote from: nbcman;105128
    Jihad was a fun GOTM.  My game definitely will not be in the running for the win for the GOTM but I learned quite a bit about (not ignoring) game mechanics.  I'll probably give the scenario another go at a higher level to try to improve..

    Quote from: Imagine A Cool Name;107683
    This was quite an intense scenario, using all those worms spores and isles was quite fun, and finally I have finished cleansing the planet.

    Quote from: chuft;108016
    Thanks for all the effort you put into this guys, I may have to check out all the previous GOTM's.  Very cool to have a custom faction as part of the scenario, I liked the Zealots city art and of course the portrait was perfect.

    Quote from: Rymdolov;111863
    It's fun to play a new faction and the "only use native units" thing makes the scenario interesting. :b:

    Quote from: Imagine A Cool Name;124535
    ..This [scenario] has been the most fun for me to play so far. The older ones did offer up more of a challenge as far as winning is concerned, but this one had a good combination of being unique while still offering up a challenge, and you guys did a great job of creating a story. I still have the urge now and then to replay this one.

    Good luck! :)

    Submission for the GOTM1004 contest are closed.

    Final standings:
    :1st:|Imagine a Cool Name|2244|only submission
    :2nd:|chuft|2248|only submission|
    :3rd:|Vishniac|2288|second submission
    4|nbcman|2299|second submission

    Consolation standings:
    5|nbcman[/URL]|2319|first submission
    6|Vishniac|2350|first submission

    (if you are still playing this scenario, you can submit your save at any time.
    the result will be entered in the 'Consolation standings')

    Keywords: Game of the Month,Miriam,Cha,Dawn,Jihad,SMAC,alpha centauri,scenario,mind worms 
    Posted by: Rymdolov November 05, 2012, 11:00:52 PM

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