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Gods and Kings is an expansion pack to Sid Meier's Civilization V.

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When Capturing City-States do bonuses remain?

What I mean is do the City-States type bonuses (Extra Food, Religion, Culture, Special Luxuries, etc) remain with the city when captured. So if I capture a Faith-based City-State with I gain the +2 ...
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Effects of your response to Denoucing?

Does your response to being denounced have an effect? If so, what effect? You'll pay for this Very well Does this change between Vanilla, G&K, and BNW (in over-all effect or minor ...
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How to keep up on Science on Immortal?

Preamble: I don't care for direct science victory as a primary objective, however; I do realize the importance of science for the game. On Emperor I have no problem keeping up on science against the ...
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What social policy reduces border growth via culture?

The city contains a monument that generates +2 culture. However, the net Culture says zero. The tooltip for Culture +0 says "-2 from policies". What policy causes the -2? http://imgur.com/v3Fbfk3 ...
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Why can't I puppet a City-State in Civ V?

I started a game of Civilisation V with God & Kings expansion (GOTY edition, so a bunch of DLC as well). Started as Genghis Khan and warred a bit for prospective expansion areas, gaining an enemy ...
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Civ V Multiplayer - Change turn mode while in a game

Me and my friends are enjoying a game of Civilization V, but when everyone got affected in a war - everything started to go so slow. That's because I selected hybrid turn mode by an accident when ...
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How do I increase my gold production?

I'm new to the civilization series, and noticed that my units disband when my gold drops to negative. How can I improve my gold production to prevent this from happening again?
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What is the difference between global and local happiness?

In Civilization V some buildings or policies affect local happiness, while others global. What's the difference? I understand local means per city, but does it have any different effects towards the ...
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What to do with excess Culture?

(BNW)Granted, I understand it's exceptionally difficult to adopt every social policy and ideological tenant before achieving any other victory condition... but I actually managed to do it by accident ...
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Found religion in capital or border city?

In my current Civ5 game, I have four cities relatively close to each other and I just got the first great prophet. Should I found the religion in my capital (most population atm.) or should I found ...
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Found city in desert hex or improveable tile beside desert hex?

In Civilization 5, given a situation where you have several desert hexes around a prospective founding location and a few non-desert hexes (e.g. grassland), is it better to found the city itself in ...
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Why can't I build pagodas in Civilization 5?

I have the pagoda belief yet none of my cities let me purchase. All of them have my religion and I have plenty of faith but it won't even give me the option.
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Missing oil graphic

Alright, I am completely tired of having to remember which tiles have oil because for some reason they never show up if they are on water or if some sort of improvement has been made on an oil land ...
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If you conquer a holy city do you take “ownership” of that religion?

I've conquered a city that was the holy city for one of the religions. I didn't manage to found a religion myself. Does this mean I own that religion and can upgrade it and do whatever else the ...
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How do I re-enable Civ 5's opening movie?

I bought Civ 5 and clicked too quickly on the intro video the first time I loaded the game. Now it doesn't play anymore but I would like to see it again. I cannot seem to find where to reset it. I ...
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Will losing a strategic resource disband units?

Does losing a strategic resource make a military unit any less effective, disband them, or else? Or is there no negative effect? I ask specifically thinking about strategic resources I gain via trade ...
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Do special buildings need citizens to produce benefits?

In Civ 5, do special buildings (ones that can generate Great People) need citizens to produce their benefits other than Great Person Points? For example: The Bank building gives +25% Gold and 1 ...
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What determines which religion the computer will found?

When I play Civ V, it seems as though some religions are more likely to be founded by the computer. For example, in Gods and Kings, it felt like Christianity was almost always the first religion ...
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What's good about a city adopting your religion? What is bad about it adopting another's?

I have been promoting my own religion in my cities, but some have fallen to others' religions instead. I know that I can only buy faith-based assets in cities that are following my religion, and that ...
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Using mods in multiplayer [duplicate]

I now see that there is a multiplayer option in the mods section. However, when I start a game, none of the mods actually load. Is it possible to get them working so that I can use the mods with my ...
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Can you capture an enemy settler before they settle the capital city?

Could you take out a civilization before it starts by killing its starting settlers and warriors? On a duel map, could you do this and win without founding your capital either?
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How can I enable Civ 5 Mods button on Mac OS X Mountain Lion? [duplicate]

EDIT: Figured it out. Looks like in the other thread, the updated G&K directions were incorrect (at least for me). I simply followed the original directions and found the ...
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Why would my cities go into a demand loop for luxury resources?

Every so often, your cities will want a luxury item and if they get it, they will enter "We love the king day". Is it normal for multiple cities to demand the same resource? 4 of my cities wanted ...
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How does attrition work

I recently made a helicopter gunship and it said I could position it over mountains. So, I moved it onto one of my mountains. A few turns later, my gunship dies of attrition. How does this happen - ...
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How do City State unit gifts work?

Earlier in the game, I received a few units from allied CS Valetta. The odd part is that these units were H'wachas, a Korea only unit. There was no Korea in this game to gift it to them either. How ...
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Will events happen the same in identical saves?

Recently my graphics card crashed and I was unable to save my game before I restarted. If I started back from a previous save, would events be the same, or different? Would CS's give the same quests? ...
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Do inquisitors affect city states?

An allied CS has a quest open to get my religion (Atheism). The CS is mostly Christian (the enemy civ) so when I try missionaries, it does not affect it very much. So I got an inquisitor to try and ...
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What are the chances of a spy stealing your cities' information?

I understand that in the espionage tab of the game, there are stars next to the your cities and that they refer to the potential that each city has. However, I have more cities with 5-star potential ...
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What defines “Friendly territory?”

In order to fortify my units I have to be in friendly territory. I have had to go into territory for it to work, but sometimes I don't have to. Is there a set number of tiles away that allows for ...
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Do new units get the bonuses of previous unique units?

Does the new unit (one you can produce) have theses effects, or is it only upgraded ones? example: If I upgrade my Russian cossack (+25% damage against damaged units) to a GDR, it will keep this ...
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How do I get fireballs?

I was playing a game in G+K when my AI team mates started attacking some city states. I noticed that the catapults and even the pike men were throwing fireballs. How do I do that? I know players can ...
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Do Papal Primacy and Consulates stack?

Papal Primacy: +15 to influence resting point with City-States following this religion Consulates: +20 to influence resting point with all City-States Assuming the city state has adopted the correct ...
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How to calculate gold earned from a Wonder if another civilization finishes first?

In Civilization V I noticed that when you are about to finish producing a Wonder and another civilization finishes it first, you will earn gold equivalent to how much production you have produced for ...
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What is the best way to capture cities in Civ 5 endgame?

What unit/technique is the best way to capture cities in the final age of Civ 5? I have been pumping out Death Machines but they don't really do very well versus cities and bombs.
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What happens if I purchase a building halfway through construction?

If I purchase a building that is halfway through construction, what happens to the extra production? Is the cost of purchasing the building lowered? Do I receive a cash payment, similar to an ...
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Is there an advantage to building a road to a city-state before they request one?

Occasionally city-states will request that you build a road to connect them to your trade network, giving influence when you do. Is there any advantage to building a road to a city-state before they ...
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How many turns does a Spy in Civilization 5 replaced by new recruit when killed?

Recently I installed Civilization 5 with DLC. I love playing the game with spies. But when I encounter that my spy got 'Killed in Action'. I have search the net for this but so far I read the wiki ...
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Which ships can capture cities?

I was surprised when after ordering my Privateer to attack a weakened city, he conquered it for me! I was not aware that ships can capture cities in Civ 5. This makes me wonder: what ships are ...
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Will automated workers clear forest if I'm playing as Iroquois?

While playing a game of Civ 5 as the Iroquois, I noticed my automated workers were sometimes clearing a forest. Since the Iroquois get special benefits from forest squares (like the Longhouse), this ...
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Can a great improvement (ex: Manufactory) be removed by automated workers?

While playing a game, I rushed getting a Great Engineer in order to produce an early Manufactory. A few turns later, I noticed the square had changed back to a farm. Is it possible my automated ...
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Resurrect A Lost Religion [duplicate]

I founded a religion in my capital (Buddhism). After another civilization converted my city to their religion, I used an Inquisitor, thinking it would remove the other civilization's religion. ...
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Going for Religious Dominance in Civilisation 5: Gods and Kings

Ive played Civ 5: Gods and Kings many times now, and I'm interested in playing a game where I can get religious dominance. Can anyone suggest strategies in order to dominate the world with your own ...
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Is there a way to center on a event in Strategic View?

The title says it all but to clarify: When in normal view, the screen will recenter on a battle action which is nice but I like playing in strategic view and while you get the notification at the top ...
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How to stop a military victory

Is there anyway I can stop an AI from pursuing a military victory, or do I have to break out the spears to stop him? Should I rush a world congress and try to impose sanctions, or would that take too ...
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If you lose the game and choose just…one…more…turn, how does the AI behave?

If one of the AI players beats you and you choose just one more turn, does the AI still try to win via domination or does it totally give up and do random things allowing you to dominate easily? I am ...
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Does maxed Freedom double the maxed Piety bonus?

Whenever you max Piety it causes all Holy Sites to give an additional +3 gold and +3 culture. Whenever you max Freedom it causes all Great Tile improvements to give +100% yield.
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Where can I drop a nuke?

I was testing out the capabilities of an Atomic Bomb, and from the city it was created in, which happened to be equatorial, I appeared to get the full grid available as a target, but after a couple ...
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How much culture does killing barbarians reward and is any additional culture rewarded for taking over encampments?

I'm thinking barbarian culture farming might be a viable early game strategy but I can't seem to find exactly how much culture is rewarded for barbarian kills vs encampment takeover.
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Civilization 5 great prophet mod? [closed]

In the early game Great Prophets function nicely to create and enhance religions. However, later on, I find their effect on religion entirely overpowered. They can be used to convert entire cities, ...
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Do I need to have the Gods & Kings expansion to play Brave New World?

I want to skip the Gods and Kings expansion. Does anyone know if this is possible? That is, will the expansion Brave New World work without Gods and Kings?