A Collection of Game Play Stories, Plus GalCiv II Stories

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Here is a collection of game play stories plus GalCiv II stories that have been posted to the forums since 2006/01 by Stardock and others.

2007/11/11 Detailed Suicide Medium Map DA AAR! - Rise of the Lexionians, is my own AAR. My score was low, only 21400 because I was not playing for a high score. This map did not have many planets and I choose the Influence victory which scores much lower than a Military Conquest victory. When playing for a high score you will do many things which have nothing to do with winning the game (e.g., building huge hull ships with nothing but BHE weapons to sit in orbit of a planet while there only remains one enemy planet left). The key to getting a high score is to build up your population, economy, manufacturing base, and military as soon as possible. Your score reflects the area under the curve for your game not the final values.
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You might also like to read The Story of the Mithrilar, Arnor, Dread Lords, Humans, Altarians, and Drath.

2008/12/15 The Gaian Expedition

2008/12/05 Christmas Times

2008/11/22 A Twisted Reflection

2008/11/17 FOOD for Thought

2008/11/14 A Hop, Skip, and a Jump...

2008/10/28 Sword of the Krynn

2008/10/22 Toward a Synthetic Unity

2008/10/21 The Krynnoth

2008/10/10 The Birth of The Empire

2008/10/04 Cerulean Sky- REDUX

2008/09/26 The Blooding

2008/09/16 The General and The President-memoirs of a Navy War Hero

2008/08/27 Terran Alliance: Rise to Power

2008/08/19 General Infantry

2008/08/18 Pirate Mega Event

2008/08/11 Community Games

2008/08/10 Galactic Manifest Destiny

2008/08/05 The Synthetic Crusade

2008/08/05 Beta Sector

2008/07/23 Poor Vegans

2008/07/21 Just Another Terran AAR

2008/07/14 ToA Campaigne AAR

2008/07/10 The Great Galactic Diplomates (Korath@ToA@Obscene@Medium)

2008/07/02 Ideological War

2008/06/29 The Portal Union

2008/06/22 Rise of an Empire

2008/06/22 The Way of The Krynn

2008/06/12 Altair's First Strike

2008/06/03 Thalans@ToA@Masochistic@MediumMap

2008/05/30 Odyssey into Hell

2008/05/25 First Try at ToA: The Terrans

2008/05/24 UP Counsel Information

2008/05/21 Emerging from the depths of space...

2008/05/14 UFP

2008/05/08 A soliders life in Galciv

2008/05/07 Born From Ashes

2008/05/06 Shadow Sun - Expansion Wars Part I

2008/05/02 Galciv Chronicles

2008/04/30 Jordan's Revenge

2008/04/30 Krynn AAR

2008/04/28 An homage to the AAR

2008/04/27 Federation AAR

2008/04/16 [TA beta 6b] An ascension demonstration

2008/04/09 The Allegiance Of Rundan

2008/04/07 Cerulean Sky - The Life of Jacquelyn Hamilton

2008/04/07 Alpha Centauri: Rediscovering the Past

2008/03/24 Beware of Humans

2008/03/17 [TA beta 5] A Thalan demonstration

2008/03/08 The Kur Sari

2008/03/03 Red Alert

2008/02/24 Peacekeepers, behind the enemy

2008/02/15 Despatches From Altaria

2008/02/08 Altaria's Last Stand

2008/01/25 Spygate

2008/01/23 My Greatest Comeback Win Ever!

2008/01/15 Arcean Arrival AAR

2008/01/11 Iconian AAR

2008/01/09 Thoughts and analysis on TA as of beta 4

2008/01/08 First Contact with the Dread Lords

2008/01/02 False Alliances & Cultural Conquest

2007/12/31 Layman Warmongerer's AAR

2007/12/07 Unbelieveable

2007/12/06 The Fate of the Jotoki

2007/12/06 So, you want to be an Isolationist - ToA B3

2007/11/27 a peacekeeper battle aar

2007/11/25 From the Blackness of Space

2007/11/24 Creation...

2007/11/17 Terran Sultanate

2007/11/11 Detailed Suicide Medium Map DA AAR! - Rise of the Lexionians

2007/11/07 Every Point of Light is an Enemy!

2007/11/05 The Terran Odyssey

2007/11/04 Drengin AAR - A Twilight of the Arnor Story

2007/11/02 A New Age

2007/11/01 Counterstrike! - Yes, another unconventional AAR...

2007/10/31 Twilight of the Arceans - A Twilight of the Arnor Story

2007/10/27 Rise of the Snathi Horde

2007/10/13 The Most Powerful Empire in the Universe!

2007/09/26 Detailed Suicidal Large Map DA AAR

2007/09/18 The Altarian Resurgance

2007/09/04 From the Shadows

2007/08/31 Awakening a Leader

2007/08/26 The Endoran Coalition of Worlds

2007/08/26 Attempt at "all econ" approach AAR

2007/08/15 The Old Guard

2007/08/10 Technically Evil

2007/08/04 The Quest for Unity

2007/07/28 First Conflict

2007/07/23 The Last Battlefield - Yet Another "Unconventional AAR"

2007/07/15 Oops! Shouldn't have declared war...

2007/07/11 AAR for the DA campaign

2007/07/05 Diary of a Terran Soldier - An Unconventional AAR

2007/07/04 For the Glory of Evil! - My report to my Master, the Dark Emperor!

2007/07/02 My First Real DA Game

2007/07/02 Super Warrior AAR - First Strike FTW?

2007/07/01 Researching While the Galaxy Burns

2007/06/28 Starlight Conclave Saga - Searching for Enlightenment in a Hostile Universe

2007/06/27 Goodbye to an Old Friend

2007/06/25 Battle For the Internets - Silly Little AAR

2007/06/25 First AAR: Thalans

2007/06/25 Super Diplomat AAR: Fiddling While the Galaxy Burns

2007/06/24 The Terran Federation I

2007/06/23 Altarian Resistance

2007/06/21 Frybar Gloer Gor Bari - Or, how this n00b has decided to pawn himself

2007/06/18 A Xenovian Lab Monkeys AAR - A Test of the All-Lab Strategy

2007/06/15 Archin Heritage: the truth - Were are we really from?

2007/06/12 Altarian Afterthought AAR - Just Your Average Gigantic Galaxy

2007/06/12 Archins Mistake - What Have We Done!

2007/06/11 A Newbies Torian AAR

2007/06/10 Thanks for the win, pirates!

2007/06/10 Osterloh Family the 3rd

2007/06/10 Jagged Alliance and Yet Another Influence Victory

2007/06/10 The Sons of Earth

2007/06/07 Pax Imperia - Chapter One: A Clean Slate

2007/06/06 Rise of the Earth Federation

2007/06/05 Terran Nationalist Republic

2007/06/04 Torgalian Redux

2007/05/22 Homeward Bound: The Archins Story - The Final Epic Tale of The Dread Lord Wars

2007/05/17 Torgalian Domination -- Defeated!

2007/05/06 Epic War: Drengin vs. Terran Alliance vs. Thalan

2007/04/29 The Other Shoe

2007/04/26 The Great Despair of the Amatons

2007/04/20 The Fatal Consulate

2007/04/17 Green Pasture

2007/04/12 The Terran War Diary

2007/04/12 Altarian Rebillion AAR

2007/04/09 First Finished GalCiv II game!

2007/04/04 Getz AAR: Super Breeder

2007/04/04 The Galaxis Saga - History of Earth, 21st and Onward'

2007/04/02 An epic game! - War, or not to war?

2007/03/27 The Bloodbath....a tale of war and conquest

2007/03/25 Altarian AAR

2007/03/25 Alpha Squad - The story of the semi-heroic adventures of Alpha Squad!

2007/03/24 Krynn AAR

2007/03/16 Korath AAR - You die, she dies, everybody dies...

2007/03/15 Osterloh Family 2

2007/03/11 The Yor

2007/03/03 Terran Diplomacy AAR

2007/02/28 Thalian Hive

2007/02/28 The Terran Commonwealth

2007/02/27 Upon a Sea of Stars - A Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar AAR by Arilias

2007/02/20 Terra - The Rise of Humanity

2007/02/19 Terran Alliance the early years

2007/02/17 History of the Union of Solar Republics Volume III 4th Edition - The rise of human domination

2007/02/17 The Fall of the Drath Legion - Mission 1 of The Dark Avatar

2007/02/16 Howard Smith Saves the Galaxy - A Terran Confederation AAR

2007/02/13 The First War, A History of Man's First Interstellar Conflict

2007/02/10 For Gondacor!

2007/02/03 The Gur-Gun Ascension

2007/01/30 The Republic of Magaria

2007/01/22 The Rise of The Vampire's Abode - A story about mega-events

2007/01/18 The Confederacy of Man

2007/01/08 Elgarian Rise / Demise

2007/01/08 The story of the Procyon Expance

2006/12/31 Rise of the Galactic Republic

2006/12/27 Drengin-Human Wars LX

2006/12/02 The Story of a Falling Civilization and the Rise of A New - The origin of the Dread Lords and the Terrans demise.

2006/12/02 Uniting the Galaxy, one Genocide at a time - The Federation from Star Trek never did this!

2006/11/27 The Yormageddon

2006/11/24 ThreeWar 1 - The Drengin, Humans and me(League of Worlds)!

2006/11/21 Pax Terra

2006/11/20 The History of the Terran Empire

2006/11/20 The Rise of the Korath

2006/10/15 The Fall of the Commonwealth

2006/09/29 A Fatal Mistake

2006/09/17 Snake People of the Mambani

2006/09/13 The Ironic Defeat

2006/09/07 An Epic Generated - The Rise of the Galactic Coalition

2006/09/02 The Galactic Federation Strikes! - A look at a post 1.3 beta 3x build.

2006/08/29 With Malice Towards None…

2006/08/27 The YOR Years

2006/08/24 Giving the Dread Lords What For

2006/08/23 A day in the life of... - The Yor Collective Becomes a Threat to the Entire Galaxy

2006/08/21 Frontier

2006/08/15 The Ship That Changed the Galaxy

2006/08/08 Terran Alliance Comic - A Graphic Novel Based on GalCiv2 and StarTrek

2006/08/08 Fall from Grace - The Altarians are Forced to Make Tough Choices in their Desperate Bid to Survive

2006/08/02 The Diary of an Empire - Taken from the Private Journal of Alan Bradly

2006/07/30 The Terran Dominion - A faction of the passive Terran Alliance breaks away to form the Terran Dominion, sworn to ensure the survival of the human race – and the human race alone.

2006/05/15 Terran Alliance (only Earth and Mars) - The Terran Alliance only Colonizes Mars and Tries for a Diplomatic Victory

2006/04/25 The Thalans' Long Struggle

2006/04/23 The Galaxy is on Fire - The Rest of Galaxy Unites to Deal with the Growing Drengin Threat

2006/04/18 Do as I say...not as I do...

2006/04/14 AI Audit for v1.1

2006/04/05 Duel with the Drengin (game ver. 1.1 beta2)

2006/04/02 The Galaxy goes under the Hammer

2006/03/30 Society Phoenixus, Helping Evolution Along...

2006/03/23 Yor Ascendant

2006/03/23 Cultural Domination

2006/03/21 Computer AI in Transition, the Journey to v1.1

2006/03/17 Terra Byzantium

2006/03/13 The Rise (Or Decline and Fall?) of the Foundation

2006/03/13 The Rovian Empire

2006/03/09 The Final Frontier

2006/03/08 The Zantarian Theocracy

2006/03/08 Humanity Ascendant

2006/03/07 The Unbound: The Bentusi

2006/03/06 The Samaelian Empire

2006/03/01 Rise of the Kaedrinians!

2006/03/01 The Dread Lord Menance - The Dread Lords are currently only available in the campaign or in scenarios, but stay tuned, they'll be making their way into sand box mode (user controlled option). So how tough are they? Find out in here...

2006/02/21 The Drengin-Human Wars XXII - The Drengin are the ruthless overlords of much of the galaxy. In skirmish after skirmish they have been bested by the Terran Alliance. But it was only a matter of time before the Drengin adapted to human strategies...

2006/02/19 Terran Ascension - The Terran Alliance is the new power on the block. They may seem like nice guys but look out, the talking monkeys from Sol III also are quite effective at the art of war...

2006/02/16 Altarian Downfall - All for Drengin

2006/01/21 Terran vs. Drengin Wars

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July 27, 2007 6:23:34 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
And the list keeps growing...
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November 7, 2007 11:01:39 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums
Update please...
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November 9, 2007 4:57:08 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
Awesome work, i had completely missed this thread, glad i saw it now. This is a lot of work mate, kudos to you!!
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November 9, 2007 5:47:48 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
Thanks man, this was really helpful.
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November 11, 2007 8:51:34 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
Back in June-July I played a suicide medium map DA game and kept detailed notes for my own AAR but I never had time to complete the AAR. Today I was to leave on a trip to Italy with my wife but I had to cancel since my wife is recovering from oral surgery. So today I finally completed the write up (minus the many screenshots).

I added my own 2007/11/11 Detailed Suicide Medium Map DA AAR! - Rise of the Lexionians, for a total of 135 (note my last post should have said 134)!
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November 12, 2007 11:04:17 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
As I've said before, awesome work!
This thread should diffinately be pinned in the AAR section. "A complete AAR guide". I first saw this thread when it had only 9 AARs listed.
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November 17, 2007 7:54:03 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
Sweet! My AAR is up there! (The Endoran Coalition of Worlds)

I didn't realize there were so many AARs, it seems most of them were posten on different sites (from this one).

P.S. I am going to finish my AAR, promise.
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June 6, 2008 8:45:27 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
I added 2008/06/03 Thalans@ToA@Masochistic@MediumMap, 2008/05/30 Odyssey into Hell, 2008/05/25 First Try at ToA: The Terrans, 2008/05/24 UP Counsel Information, 2008/05/21 Emerging from the depths of space..., 2008/05/14 UFP, 2008/05/08 A soliders life in Galciv, 2008/05/07 Born From Ashes, 2008/05/06 Shadow Sun - Expansion Wars Part I, 2008/05/02 Galciv Chronicles, 2008/04/30 Jordan's Revenge, 2008/04/30 Krynn AAR, 2008/04/28 An homage to the AAR, 2008/04/27 Federation AAR, 2008/04/16 [TA beta 6b] An ascension demonstration, 2008/04/09 The Allegiance Of Rundan, 2008/04/07 Cerulean Sky - The Life of Jacquelyn Hamilton, 2008/04/07 Alpha Centauri: Rediscovering the Past, 2008/03/24 Beware of Humans, 2008/03/17 [TA beta 5] A Thalan demonstration, 2008/03/08 The Kur Sari, 2008/03/03 Red Alert, 2008/02/24 Peacekeepers, behind the enemy, 2008/02/15 Despatches From Altaria, 2008/02/08 Altaria's Last Stand, 2008/01/25 Spygate, 2008/01/23 My Greatest Comeback Win Ever!, 2008/01/15 Arcean Arrival AAR, 2008/01/11 Iconian AAR, 2008/01/09 Thoughts and analysis on TA as of beta 4, 2008/01/08 First Contact with the Dread Lords, 2008/01/02 False Alliances & Cultural Conquest, 2007/12/31 Layman Warmongerer's AAR, 2007/12/07 Unbelieveable, 2007/12/06 The Fate of the Jotoki, 2007/12/06 So, you want to be an Isolationist - ToA B3, 2007/11/27 a peacekeeper battle aar, 2007/11/25 From the Blackness of Space, 2007/11/24 Creation..., and 2007/11/17 Terran Sultanate. That's 40 more for a total of 175!!!
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January 20, 2009 8:24:04 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Awesome list Mascrinthus!

I didn't see this thread before - you should consider bumping it up every once in awhile - it's extremely helpful!

Best Regards.

~ Cypher ~

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January 23, 2009 5:34:10 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Awesome list Mascrinthus!

I didn't see this thread before - you should consider bumping it up every once in awhile - it's extremely helpful!

Best Regards.

~ Cypher ~

Thanks Cypher.  I do bump the thread everytime I update it but sadly that is not as often as I would like.  I'll try to update more frequently in the future.

Back in December I corrected the old links of the form "http://forums.galciv2.com/?forumid=<forumID>&aid=<threadID>" to "http://forums.galciv2.com/<threadID>" but must not have updated my local copy of the list.  So when I posted the update with the new links, the old broken links reappeared!  I've fixed them once again and this time made sure they're fixed in my local copy.

Anyone who finds this thread useful or any of my other threads such as 2007/11/11 Detailed Suicide Medium Map DA AAR! or The Story of the Mithrilar, Arnor, Dread Lords, Humans, Altarians, and Drath, then please send some good Karma my way.

Also note that Firefox 2 and 3 has problems with long pages like my AAR above so in those cases use IE or some other web browser.

Mascrinthus, the last of the good Mithrilar.

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June 10, 2011 4:50:02 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Bump to keep this on the main page, as it's still quite useful even if it hasn't been updated in some time.

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