CivWiki Monday Newsletter

A semi-weekly newsletter for Civ servers supported by the CivWiki

CivWiki Monday Newsletter for April 10, 2023

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Good morning and happy day-after-Easter from New England!

Did you know that the word ‘Easter’ comes from an Old English word that has absolutely nothing to do with Easter in the slightest? It comes from Ēostre, a West Germanic goddess that has basically no relation to Christianity at all. It’s literally only because they used her name for the month of April so like, yeah average medieval thing.

So speaking of April, are we ready for the news?

This week’s featured image is Pavia’s windmill in their grand farms in the eastern countryside. Maybe some of you forgot that Pavia isn’t just the city and has a wonderful rest of the country! Courtesy of Creepi0n, this picture is around Lugano, and is the quintessential British midlands with ruins, a quarry and large sprawling farms and a smattering of small towns. They’re great builds, and I love highlighting more quaint builds like these. Great work!

Featured Article

Southshire is a democracy that originated on CivClassic. Its namesake came from its location south of Westminster in The Commonwealth, and in its early days, was considerably involved in its foreign and domestic affairs, playing a minor part in the Somber War. The country eventually seceded to Yoahtl before becoming independent following the war. Despite a minor incident in the Infinity War with the LSD in the Entente-Laconia War, the country remained on good terms with most nations, including joining SATO and the UDF, developing close relations with Icenia in the late days of the server.

Although the country was relatively small in size, its main city, Southend, had detailed builds in its small peninsula located south of Westminster. The country hosted a world-famous brewery, public library, and eccentric large builds, such as Melman the Giraffe. Its religion, Canalism, played a minor part in the development of the city. Other areas included the Nudist Beach Resort and nearby Oakhurst. Today, Southshire’s triumvirate plays on CivMC, with its capital city, Samchester, named in remembrance of a former player, ironically located in the north part of the map. (Full article…)

This week’s featured article image is a grand view of Southend, Southshire, with its giraffe, Melman in the background.

CivReign News

A few more short rise buildings in Gensokyo, as part of a larger city expansion.

Maybe another small section from the Reign people this week? Grind begets inactivity as everyone knows.

Uh, hold on… checks notes …that’s it? I’m sure there’s definitely stuff behind the scenes in all these countries, but if this is literally all the news I got from Reign this week, something’s not sitting right about this server.

CivMC News

Venne’s new city, Venozia. It’s even more built out than a few weeks ago!

Correctionary Facilities

Last week, I sent out a newsletter in which I talked about a player who was supposedly imprisoned in an ender pearl. Unfortunately, I got some of the facts wrong in that newsletter, and I want to take this opportunity to apologize and set the record straight.

Apparently he trolled a little too hard.

Everything Else

Around the Civ

This section is essentially everything else that didn’t necessarily belong in any server-specific section, but also anything that isn’t really a meme, so I guess, it’s just good Civ-related content that isn’t like a screenshot I guess

The Fun Stuff

Ruby Downs in Yoahtl, an impressive conversion of a Wild West town into Civ, built by MaybeGravy.


Multimedia Projects


Non-Civ Content

Semi-Disquieting Cry for Help

A picture of the wedding between Xcios and Cissonius in Pavia, courtesy of BritishWanderer.

As some of you might know, I had a very unavoidable and traumatic experience happen last night at my college. This isn’t a joke at all. I’m not going to go into details and I didn’t tell very many people. But coming out of this, I just want to say I’m incredibly grateful for this community and their support throughout last night and the near-past year of doing this writing thing. I’m honored that I’ve provided something that people have cared so much about and that I get to do this every week.

I want to do something pretty big for week 52 (we’re on week 47!) to show my appreciation to you guys, but we’ll have to see if I have time. In the meantime, I want to give a huge thanks to Creepi0n, BritishWanderer, Gjum, Yodabird, Hoover, and fredhun for some of the support this week.

If you’d like to support me somehow, then

Thanks to everyone who’s stuck around these 47 weeks, can’t thank you enough for your support.

Until next time…