Holy crap, guys! Was I wrong! All this time I've been prattling on about this whole "Civ-Lite" thing was for the birds and I had a shocking epiphany thanks to one Stewart Woods, an Australian grad student doing a paper on social gaming. He wanted to interview me and the first thing he wanted to know was about my first experiences with Eurogames...I thought about it a while, and remembered something from 14 years ago that kind of got buried under years and years of memorized rulebooks and trying desparately to forget that I ever played TEMPUS (thank you for that, Frank Branham, I'll never forgive you).
So join me and the Conquistadors of memory over at Gameshark.com as I reveal to the world...Civ-Lite.