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Reform and Rule (BNW)
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Oct 18, 2013 @ 8:19pm
Sep 10, 2014 @ 3:36pm
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Reform and Rule (BNW)

In 1 collection by Machiavelli
Machiavelli's modular mods (BNW)
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This mod alters every Social Policy and Ideology Tenet. More than a mere "balance patch" most policies include effects that are unlike any existing policies and a few are unlike anything else in the game. These unique effects enable all new strategies that require a different perspective from standard play. The subtle synergy that is woven throughout the policies adds up to an impact that is greater than the sum of its parts. You can play dozens of games with Reform & Rule and still experience the thrill of discovering new techniques to take advantage of.

Tradition/Liberty/Honor/Piety: Will you go tall, wide, military or religion? Will you complete the entire policy branch for the powerful capstone? Or will you grab only the policies you need while quickly transitioning to another branch? Or will you conserve your cultural capital, forgoing the advantage of policies now, and instead aim to quickly complete the more powerful late game policy branches?

Patronage: Profit from City-States, be they loyal ally or conquered subject! With patronage capturing City-States can be a way to expand your empire without risking war with another major power.

Aesthetics: Construct monuments that will amaze the world! Have Golden Ages that power your empire to glory! Become the shining city on the hill that all less enlightened civilizations envy.

Commerce: Money may not buy love but it can buy power, buildings and armies! A master of Commerce can make so much money that production is no longer required, everything can be purchased. The capstone policy gives you money when your treasury is empty -- allowing you to make money by spending money!

Exploration: The once impenetrable ocean is becoming navigable. A rich bounty awaits the empire that can discover and tame distant new lands. Your mighty navy will dominate the seas and gather valuable treasure and tribute from the local people.

Rationalism: In an era of rapid progress and upheaval mastering new technology can be the difference between prosperity and destruction. Rationalism will enhance your scientific prowess by growing your population and improving the productivity of your scientists. However, completing Rationalism can be risky as it will delay access to potentially critical policies in Freedom, Autocracy and Order.

Autocracy: Achieve the Machiavellian ideal of being both loved and feared. As a strong leader, who does not tolerate dissent, you can bring unity to the world. Lesser nations will follow your commands or be crushed under the boots of your disciplined soldiers.

Freedom: A state's highest calling is to protect the rights of its citizens. Shielded from fear and abuse your greatest citizens will be able to assist your noble mission to bring peace and harmony to the world or explore the stars themselves.

Order: The ship of state functions best when everyone is at their assigned place, rowing in the same direction. By working together citizens can rapidly turn cities into centers of industry that will be able to produce war machines capable of conquering any foe or even the stars themselves.

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Supported Languages:
  • English
  • Russian (translation by Jolteon)
  • Spanish (translation by RMCortes)

  • Q: What is a "Melee Unit" and how is it different than a "Gunpowder-class Unit"
  • A: The phase "Melee Unit" means any non-ranged unit. It include Spearmen, Knights, Riflemen, Tanks, etc. The phrase "Gunpowder-class Unit" means only units of the Gunpowder combat class (ei: Riflemen).

  • Q: Why did a policy which gives a lump sum of X gold/science/culture/etc (such as the culture from Patronage: Hegemony) give me Y gold/science/culture/etc?
  • A: Lump sums are often scaled based on game speed. If you are playing on a non-standard game speed the description will not be accurate.

  • Q: I think I got an incorrect amount happiness from a policy (such as Liberty: Meritocracy). Is this a bug?
  • A: It could be a bug but certain sources of happiness are scaled based on map size and difficulty level. If you are playing on a non-standard sized map or at a low difficulty level the description of how much happiness may not be accurate.

  • Q: The Commerce Finisher policy didn't give me the right amount of gold. Is this a bug?
  • A: It could be a bug but if you playing on a non-standard game speed the point at which the bonus gold is zeroed out is moved up or down from the default of 1000.

  • Q: Why did no changes happen after I started a game with this mod?
  • A: Are you running Civ 5 in a language other than English? If the language you are using is not supported than none of the tooltip text will change even though the effects do change.

  • Q: I like most of the changes made by this mod but I don't want this mod to make any changes to policy branch X. Can I do that?
  • A: Yes you can! See the 'how to disable specific policy branches' section below for instructions.

  • Q: I have another mod that changes a specific policy branch (for example, say Honor). Can I use that mod in combination with Reform and Rule?
  • A: Probably. If you disable Reform and Rule's Honor branch (see the 'how to disable specific policy branches' section below for instructions) you can play with the other mod's Honor branch while the other policy branches will match Reform and Rule.

  • Q: Is this mod compatible with mod X?
  • A: This is not an easy question to answer but here is a good rule of thumb. If mod X changes social policies it will not be compatible (unless you disable the policy branches in Reform & Rule that mod X alters). But if mod X does not change social policies than it almost certainly is compatible.

How to disable specific policy branches
It is easy to disable the changes this mod makes to specific policy branches. Doing so would allow you to play with the unaltered version of the disabled policy branches. Disabling a specific branch would also allow you to combine this mod with another mod that altered the disabled policy branch. To disable policy branches do the following:
  • Go to your 'Sid Meier's Civilization 5/MODS/Reform and Rule (v X)/Social Policies' directory. Inside you will find a directory for each social policy branch (1 Tradition, 2 Liberty, etc)
  • For each branch you want to disable, change the name of the directory to put an underscore at the start of the name. For example, changing '1 Tradition' to '_1 Tradition'.

How to disable changes to wonder unlocking
If you want to play with the normal wonders associated with each social policy you can.
  • Go to your 'Sid meier's Civilization 5/MODS/Reform and Rule (v X)/Options/Wonders' directory.
  • Change the names of the files which you want to unlock the unmodded wonder. For example, changing '8 Exploration_Wonder' to '_8 Exploration_Wonder' will make the exploration policy unlock the Louve instead of the Great Lighthouse.

Known Issues
  • In tooltips (') characters are rendered as (") (visual issue only).
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Jul 13, 2014 @ 6:01pm
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ruth_barrett May 10 @ 5:24am 
no is a PC machivalli
Machiavelli  [author] May 2 @ 3:58pm 
DodgyDave, it is likely that if you have another mod that is touching National Wonders than Momument to the part can get messed up. This mod does a tricks to identify when other mods add National Wonders so Monument to the part works with them, but it isn't perfect.

If you're familiar with controlling mod load order by making one mod reference another, I would recommend editing Reform and Rule's .modinfo file (it is a text file in: ...\civ5\mods\Reform and Rule) and add a reference to any other national wonder mods you're using.

Also, can you provide a link to the other mod you're using so I can take a closer look at the interactions?
Machiavelli  [author] May 2 @ 3:49pm 
ruth, are you on a Mac? I've heard the workshop doesn't always gracefully download civ mods on macs. If you are not using a mac, do you see any "Reform and Rule" folder in your "...my games\Sid Meier's Civilization 5\MODS" folder? It sounds like an issue with workshop so I would recommend downloading the mod directly from CivFanatics. Please let me know if you're still having trouble.
ruth_barrett Apr 29 @ 7:48am 
machiavalli i am in game when i trying to Subscribe to it
DodgyDave Apr 28 @ 2:47am 
i went order and picked Momument to the party, which should give 2 happiness and 2 culture per national wonder, but it gives nothing?
only other mod i got with national wonder is Optimized National Wonder Scaling, not sure if that is somehow effecting this?
Machiavelli  [author] Apr 23 @ 7:26pm 
ruth, if you subscribed outside of Civ, you'll need to start Civ5 and open up the mod menu before it will start downloading. Sometimes unsubscribing and resubscribing while Civ5 is running will force it to check and start the download again. If you're still having trouble you can download the mod from civfanatics [forums.civfanatics.com].
ruth_barrett Apr 17 @ 7:30am 
it saids that im Subscribe but it not coming up on my list of mod i have
what sode i do
Agree, just played one game with focus on faith and new piety OP as fuk, how can your city like 25~30 citizen in 150+ turns. ggwp Riot pls neft
[Windows Phone User]Cyde Mar 30 @ 8:35am 
Don't quite remember the bnw policies. But the piety +1 pop for every missionary or inquisitor is OP as fuck. I also happen to use your race for religion, and getting baptism with many foreign citties following your religion means popping wonders in 1 turn if you save on faith like I do.

Eaglestrike Mar 20 @ 9:58pm 
Is there any way to change the static bonus from Leadership in the military tree? The bonus makes it so an early warring civilization leaps ahead of people in tech early on, leading them to have more advanced tech for their massive warring, making them pretty hard to handle. I'd love it to be changed to a % (like maybe 500%, so you get to skip 5 turns of research, that might still be OP though) of current research-per-turn, so that it is beneficial, but not OP at the start and continues to be useful even late game.

I've tried looking into changing it myself but I'm not sure how to call research per turn and change the bonus given to it.