CivWiki Monday Newsletter

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

CivWiki Monday Newsletter for October 16, 2023

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Good morning and happy Monday from New England!

I know I didn’t do anything last week but activity has been down on the server as of late. Not that it helps that people are back in school now, but it’s at least something to consider.

It’s been fine for me the past couple of weeks, I guess it’s not a bad thing for Civ to be a temporary NEET, but we’re working on something at the very least. I’ve got stuff keeping me busy, which I can’t show otherwise I’m going to dox myself.

This week’s featured image is a bit of a eerie passage in Margaritaville. The normally cozy relaxing retreat created by MaybeGravy has been sufficiently been spooked up as we get closer and closer to the end of October. It still distinctly looks like Margaritaville too, with great decoration for the season. As I have about two more weeks until the spookiness factor reaches maximum, I’m looking for spookier images to put on the front page. Looks great, can’t wait to see more!

Featured Article

Tierra de Conciencia, commonly initialized as TdC, was a communist nation on CivClassic 2.0 focused on creating a Spanish-themed state as a collective. The country was founded at the start of the iteration, located in the north of the map, initially near Mount Augusta’s first settlement. A few months after its founding, the country initially rose within the summer of 2017 after a series of raids on the founders, griefs on the town, and other conflicts, Tierra de Conciencia split the island and then annexed Mount Augusta’s settlement as they moved south, closer to The Commonwealth. They would face a series of raids and small conflicts with ProgramMC and Nipplerock within the next months.

The country’s capital, aptly named El Capitolio, was intent on a brutalist building style, notably constructing a library whose architecture depicted notable communist works as books. They also heavily invested in infrastructure, contributing to the early construction of the HITS, an underground railway that stretched from Hjaltland to Impasse. By 2019 despite an attempted resurgence, the country fell into inactivity, and many players went to other nations, primarily Mount Augusta. (Full article…)

This week’s featured image is El Capitolio, the capital of Tierra de Conciencia.

The News

The Pigeon Bowl in Yoahtl in their new athletic complex, constructed by x1025. Of course, featuring their signature catchphrase.

Server Updates

Happenings Around Civ

For those that were up late on Sunday night, there is a glaring omission from this week’s news, but happened after the news cutoff and it’s too much of a hassle to deal with as there were horus left before publishing.

Metagame Highlights

The Fun Stuff

The Lux Capital’s new train station in Amicitia. Sorry I called your nation not an actual town last time, whoops, it looks great and probably better than I could make myself.


Multimedia Projects


Non-Civ Content

Sports Corner

Things People Care About

Poll of the Week

I Asked Two Weeks Ago

Last week’s (or, should I say, two weeks’ ago’s) question was “Roughly how long per day do you leave your account inactive on the server?” It was essentially a feeler question about how many people actually care about botting deliberately.

It does seem like a lot of people just don’t actually care about botting that much compared to others. While there are definitely bottable items, I think that people just log their accounts in on a timer because that’s probably easier than keeping your account on waiting for the bot to do something. But, I probably can’t judge from these items.

Ooh, I Have A Question!

Now, guess what, there are THREE questions that I’m asking this week. This week, we’re going to aim our focus very squarely on the CivWiki discord:

Please note that all information submitted is anonymous. A red star (
) means that this question is required to submit.
Are you on the CivWiki discord?
How would you feel about a common announcements channel in CivWiki discord that brings all Civ-related (and nation) discord announcements into one channel?
Select all that are applicable.
If there was a ticket system on CivWiki discord, what options do you want to have?
Select all that are applicable.

I think regardless of what the results are here, I personally would like to increase moderation on CivWiki both on the discord and the wiki itself to generally enforce better standards, especially with the somewhat barebones mod crew we have right now.

Speaking of which if you’re not in it already, please join the CivWiki discord at

Too Early for Snow Cry for Help

The formation of the FROST alliance between Jomsborg, Kar Kazdun, Vinland, and Baile.

I didn’t want to put this at the start of the newsletter but it’s been a tough one this time, because I got food poisoning this weekend! :)))))) I swear, every time I go to make a newsletter lately there’s always some act of God that really doesn’t want me to do it…

Thanks to the newsletter staff that provided various editing support this week, including Xcios, Creepi0n, BritishWanderer, Slushhi and RedDevel, along with Gjum and Lodish as admins who are on board with the ticketing scheme for the CivWiki. That’s been in my head for a while so I’m excited to finally see that come to fruition.

Otherwise, thank you very much for bearing with me this week, there’s a lot going on and I thank you all for your patience. Until next time…