Civilisation Blogger Succession Game — Setting the Rules

Right! The game is afoot! Well; almost. Time to set the rules a little more firmly than we did following yesterday’s post. We had a few areas where people had a preference of a sorts, but not everywhere. So I figure the most interesting way to do this is by randomisation! Die rolls for most, randomised list for player order.

The Additional Content screen after disabling all DLC.

First though, it is confirmed that we will be using: Civilisation VI — No DLC. If, like me, you own the DLC, there is a way to turn it off and make sure the game continues to be DLC free for everyone even after you save the game.

Head to ‘Additional Content’ on the main menu, and then select ‘Disable All’.

I’m not 100% sure this is necessary; I was able to select a ‘Standard Game’ ruleset from the new game screen, but I figure if we all do this it should essentially guarantee that everyone is able to play without a hitch when we get to people who don’t have the complete edition.

With that out of the way…

Turn Order

Tessa had a preference not to be in the first 30 turns or so, and I’ll setup the game and kick us off.

So I’ll keep myself out of the randomisation, and insert the remaining 4 names we have into’s Lists tool. I’ll take the first list that has Tessa in 4th or 5th slot (when counting me).

This was actually the first roll anyway!

Well there we have it! In the Discord; Rambling Redshirt also indicated he might be interested in playing. If he confirms that, he can be added to the end as Player #7. (And in fact; if you’re reading this now and like the idea of a Succession Game in Civ VI, it’s not too late! Reply and let me know.)

For now, the turn order looks as follows:

  1. Naithin
  2. Rakuno
  3. Paeroka
  4. Tessa (aka Endalia)
  5. Krikket
  6. New Addition: UnwiseOwl
  7. New Addition: Rambling Redshirt
  8. New Addition: Kanter

Turns per Reign

10 Turns.

Player 1 will do 1 through 10 inclusive. Player 2, turn 11 through 20, etc.

You can see the turn count in the top right of the Civ VI window. I recommend we play up until the point where we would have hit end turn on our final go. With every unit either moved, fortified or slept such that the end turn button highlights.

Save it then, and package up the game for the next player.

Our Civilisation

We had a preference stated by Paeroka for a Female-led Civilisation, and if they also focused on Culture — so much the better.

So! What I reckon, is to get a list of the base game female leaders, see how many there are, and roll a virtual die.

Oh look! Rakuno kindly provided the list already in comment to the prior post. :D

Here’s the list then, that I will roll against:

  1. Catherine de Medici (France)
  2. Cleopatra (Egypt)
  3. Gorgo (Greece)
  4. Tomyris (Scythian)
  5. Victoria (England)

There are many random die rollers out there, but I’m already on; so I’ll use their random integer generator.

Long live Queen Victoria of England!


There was a preference here for an easier difficulty. So let’s keep this to under the middle difficulty, with a 1d4. Settler, Chieftan, Warlord or Prince.

Chieftan difficulty, second easiest. (We got this! Maybe! Yay! ;))

Anything Else?

We’ll keep the game speed to standard, and the map size small.

But map type? There’s something we can have a bit of fun with.

There are 15 official types to choose from. I thought it might be fun to keep this a secret! But there is no way to keep it secret from myself. So here’s a compromise. I’ll tell you both the number I roll and how I’m ordering the list from the game menu. That way, if you want to know what world type we’re playing on, you can look.

If you’d like it to be a secret — don’t look! :D

I’m going to count it left to right, top to bottom. So first option top-left is #1, the option top-right is #2. Next row down, left is #3, right is #4, etc.

As for the number…

Hmm. Interesting. :D

The game is created!

I’ll play out my turns in the next day or two, and post up likely on Monday or Tuesday (my time). More likely Tuesday, to offer a bit of a chance for anyone else keen to confirm they want in, plus any tweaks that any of the current players may feel strongly about making, before play gets underway. :)

This was a post for Blapril 2020, the annual blogging event (albeit usually as Blaugust), brought forward to help bring a sense of community during the challenging time of COVID-19. Blaugust is an event aiming to welcome new blogger blood into the fold and revitalise those who’ve been at it a little longer.

The Blaugust Discord is still available to join in, year round!


Gamer, reader, writer, husband and father of two boys. Former WoW and Gaming blogger, making a return to the fold to share my love of all things looty.

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