Links to other Civ3 Sites
I have come across various different Civilization 3 sites over the last few months, some inspiring and helpful, others... not so much. I would be doing a disservice to all those who have helped me out in the past not to provide links to these places for the Internet traveler who happens to find this site.
Ummm, what can I say: it's the official site for Civilization 3. You can get all of the patches past and present here, as well as find out various info about the game. If you don't own the game, you can order it here as well.
CivFanatics is (at least in my opinion) the best source for general information on Civilization 3 anywhere on the Internet. With over 20,000 registered members, it's easy to find others with common interests to discuss various game issues or join with others in succession games. The Game of the Month competitions, which regularly draw over 100 participants, are also hosted at this site. It's worth anyone's time to check it out.
This is a direct link to the CivFanatics GOTM page. Although I no longer participate regularly in this competition, it was the first tournament I participated in and still remains a good site. The curious can look in the archive for my results in GOTM #5, 6, 7, and 8 :)
This is a link to Realms Beyond Civilization, the group that runs the Epics competition games. RBCiv is a friendly group of Civ3 players who believe more in comparing stories and swapping tales rather than trying to score the most points or find the fastest way to kill the computer AI. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join our group, regardless of skill level. I spent most of my Civ3 time talking with others here, since they have a similar philosophy and approach to the game. And this is probably the only place to find wacky variant games of Civ3...
This link leads to Sirian's website for Civ3, called the Great Library. This website is far nicer than mine, and contains lots of great information about different games that Sirian has played under the "Chronicles" section. Unfortunately the other areas were written prior to the current patches, and much of the information in them is no longer relevent. Sirian is also a much better Civ3 player than me; much of what I know came from reading about his games! In any case, if you liked my site you will definitely enjoy Sirian's.
An unforgivable omission to this site for ages on end, I have finally added a link to T-Hawk's Civ3 website. T-Hawk is a Civ3 genius who went on to win many of our Epic competitions. Anyone interested in Civ3 should read through some of the games that he has on his site!
Zachriel's GOTM Site
This is a link to Zachriel's website, where he has put up beautiful stories of every GOTM game since GOTM#5. Anyone who enjoys reading the stories on my site will appreciate hearing about Zachriel's exploits over the past few months.
Cracker has put together this small site explaining various different ways to open a game of Civ3, with lots of pictures and downloadable concrete examples. Since the opening 100 turns almost always mean the difference between success and failure, this is very useful information. I highly suggest anyone new to the game or struggling to out-expand the AI read through the information on these pages.
If you have a website you would like me to add to this list, contact me at MSoracoe@hotmail.com and I will be happy to add it, so long as it is Civ3 related.