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:iconmayormareplz::iconsays3plz:Do we have room in the budget for one of those dragon faxes? I could really use one for my office.

When was the last time you showed appreciation to your automated city manager?




Because Civilization V! If you want to, you can actually play as a pony civilization too. Detailed in this EQD post and brought to my attention by my Steam friends, whom I thank for it: www.equestriadaily.com/2012/07…
Disclaimer: Yeah, I may have not paid as much attention to the tile values. Just approximates as I don't remember those. ^_^ I still love Civ 5!

I'm skipping my usual "Oh woe is me, why do I try so hard with the details" routine in the descritpion, because let's be honest, it's getting old. I think I'm starting to get the hang of feature placement on pony faces and the like. The next thing I will want to work on is making the faces themselves more flexible and adjusting body proportions. Maybe try long-limbed ponies and "cartoonier" faces? We'll see.

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This work was already featured on EQD. Thank you! :)



More of my pony comics here: gray--day.deviantart.com/galle…
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:iconsithwolf:
sithwolf Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
lol
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TheProdigyPony Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
HAHAHAAHAAH I get it!
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hellsmaw84 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Spike is the best fax machine ever.
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:iconlars777:
LARS777 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
Lol XD
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:iconwestfallen:
Westfallen Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
I find this that much more hilarious imagining that the guard got sent Celestia's letter like Spike and spat it out onto the Mayor.
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:iconflockofmoosen:
FlockOfMoosen Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Just... One... More... Turn!
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:iconmasterbuscus:
Masterbuscus Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Beautiful ^.^
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DragonTamer360 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol
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StormAlchemist15 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Civ V... Awesome...
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:iconthe-rainbron3:
the-rainbron3 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
agreed
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:iconledaverix:
LeDaverix Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thehe ... awsome :D
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SerenaAveline Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh dear Luna, I remember when I first discovered that there were pony mods for Civ V; my play time for that game quintupled within a week :D

I like your current style of art; it's has a nice appeal to it (and it's also relatively unique). On the other hand, changing up your style once in a while might also be good, at least for variety if nothing else (in response to your description). It's up to you, really ;P Also, is that guard yelling out that letter? Anyway, I get the feeling that managing Ponyville's food production might actually be easier than it is in Civ V O_o

"When was the last time you showed appreciation to your automated city manager?" Yeah, I probably could show a little more appreciation than ignoring everything my advisers say, re-arranging where the citizens in cities work all the time, and building everything in no particular order...

Also, a pony civilization? It's nice that you've found that, but it's been a few months so I hope you know by now that's not the only one... After all, your game can be so much more!

If not, then I recommend that you, as well as anyone else here who has Civilization V on Steam, to go to the Steam Workshop and looks for these mods, as I feel you might be interested in them:

First, Ponification. This one doesn't change any specific Civs, it just ponifies universal portions of the game (social policies, advisers, some non-unique units, etc). It's a nice addon to have if you're going to be playing with pony Civs.

Speaking of which, here are the names of the thirteen mods I have that add pony civilizations (as well as the leaders pertaining to each):
New Lunar Republic (Luna)
Equestria (Celestia) Note: there's actually two mods for her that both were recently updated; which one to get depends upon your preference, really.
The New Crystal Empire (Cadance)
The Old Crystal Empire (King Sombra)
Chaoticus Draconequus (Discord)
Night Eternal (Nightmare Moon)
Changeling Empire (Chrysalis)
Princess of Friendship (Twilight Sparkle)
Masters of the Earth (Chancellor Puddinghead)
Masters of the Art (Princess Platinum)
Masters of the Sky (Commander Hurricane)
The Great and Conquering Trixie (Trixie)
Democratic Ponies' Republic of Equestria (Pinkamena. Yes, that one.)

Several of these have different versions based on what expansions you have, but they all work with both G&K and BNW in some way or the other, so no major limitations for expansions as far as I can tell. Anyway, if you do decide to check those out, have fun with them! :D
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SoulWolf15 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student Artist
I play Civilization: Revolution. It's so fun!
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789Jax789 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Oh sweet childhood, I grew up on Civ! le third in particular.
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:icontoadstooliv:
Toadstooliv Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist
ALWAYS GO FOR FOOD!!!!!
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:icondanthefish:
Danthefish Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Its civilisation, right? Am I right?
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WhiteOwl7979 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:iconmayormareplz: :iconsaysplz: lets see here.... REMOVE EVERYTHINGAND START OVER
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:iconbo23bobad6:
bo23bobad6 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
._. srsly? thats how they manage ponyville?
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:iconworldwalker128:
WorldWalker128 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
Never played this game b4. Kinda reminds me of Travian.
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:iconingtobopbop:
ingtobopbop Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
I wonder if this is how Luna helps run the kingdom
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Snowshot-picturegirl Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
haha~!
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:icondpplad:
dpplad Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Bahahaa
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XxEctoKoinuxX Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing. XD
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:iconsingabrightsong:
SingABrightSong Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Well that caught me off guard. I was expecting a "Celestia loves cake" punchline.
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:iconnyancatia:
Nyancatia Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Say LOL if you own Brave New World!
LOL
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:iconblustar2001:
blustar2001 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG I PLAY THAT GAME TOO! I'M ADDICTED ASDFGHJKL
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:iconsami17:
Sami17 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
I just knew that map on the wall reminds me of something...
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:iconsevenofeleven:
sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Lol.

Well done.
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:iconmeowmeowmeow21:
Meowmeowmeow21 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
:iconomfgplz: You can play Civ V as PONIES!?!? Now the fun has been doubled!!! LOL
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Josh-Jenes Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I got the reference too! :iconlunahuzzahplz: Huzzah! How many points do I receive? =D
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:iconmeowmeowmeow21:
Meowmeowmeow21 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
LOL
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Lakword Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love civ games :)
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hslayer Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
On tonight's episode of "When Addictions Combine!"  Steam says I've logged over 550 hours on Civ V, which I bought on launch day.  I've only been into pony since September 2012, but between the show, the comics, EqD and all the art and music they link me to, this year's BronyCon, and that damn mobile game, I may well have logged that many hours on pony by now, too.  XD
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anditoo72 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
meow meow meow meow meow (I felt like saying that sorry)
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:iconpatrikov909:
Patrikov909 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
SLAP! XD
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:iconmrbronydash:
mrBronyDash Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Is this from a game that i don't know of ?

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HelmOfDismay Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sid Meier's Civilization V
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:iconrjpugh:
rjpugh Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Civilization V: Equestria Rising.

I suggest using a worker unit to do soil enhancement throughout the food production tiles; that should give one additional nutrient per hex.  Assuming that part of the tech tree has been covered of course...

If this were Alpha Centauri, soil enrichment facilities in the farm tiles would do nicely.   I don't know what the Civ-V equivalent is, but I'm sure there is one.
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MrBarthalamul Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I laughed out loud. XD
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:icontigreanpony:
tigreanpony Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Yes great reference to Settlers of Caton.
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tigreanpony Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Oh correction Civ V referance and I have played that mod.
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BLTmunch Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
I've never played that game. I've been meaning to get it, but my laptop is barely strong enough to run Roller-Coaster Tycoon 3, and I don't want to end up wasting my money.
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Civwub Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Get Civilization III. To me it was the best of the series, WAY better than IV could have ever hoped to be. Civ III is five dollars on steam and gamersgate.com. I havent gotten to play Civ V yet, don't have a computer that can handle it :/
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garciarael Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Me too.
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:iconchaosdrgon:
ChaosDrgon Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
And then that backstabbing bastard Gandhi shows up on their doorstep with an army and takes all the food.
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:iconorhblin:
Orhblin Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I wil have you know I very much appriciate my automated city manager. How in the world would a warmongler be able to conquer the world witout them?
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:iconzaiali:
zaiali Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
I haven't played that game in a while. . . .
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:iconalphaboy202:
alphaboy202 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Awesome.
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:iconwait0wat:
Wait0wat Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
oh geez, HAH!
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Darkhellion2 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
I like how the guard just bursts in, yells at the mayor, spits the scroll at her and flies off into the sun. There's a dependable delivery service!
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