Since I posted to the Epic 39 thread right after Sirian posted this thread, I was worried that some people might miss it. So, I thought I'd take this opportunity to mention that Epic Forty is now open! Enjoy!
Existing Civ III tournaments, contests and group events are
universally plagued by elements or shortcomings that lead
often to compartmentalized results. Spoilers and privileged
info is readily made available while games are still in progress.
The game itself remains in flux through a patching process.
The scoring system measures only a few elements of the gameplay.
We at Realms Beyond are not satisfied to settle for these
conditions and compromises.
The Realms Beyond
is home to gamers who go beyond the norm, who creatively
add depth to good games to make them better, who choose
to set our own added limits to gameplay for the purpose
of increasing challenge, varying gameplay flavor, and getting
more out of the games we love. We discard the usual standards
and venture into realms beyond, where we share our passion
for gaming with one another, and with those who are like-minded.
develop and refine our tournament as we go, with the help
of the players. Each game is subject to rules, but we keep
the framework light, the emphasis on excellence, the focus
on the spirit of the game. Come and play. Share, compare,
teach, and learn.