Sid Meier's Civilization V

Sid Meier's Civilization V

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Race for Religion (BNW)
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Sep 23, 2013 @ 6:31pm
Aug 18, 2014 @ 7:33pm
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Race for Religion (BNW)

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Machiavelli's modular mods (BNW)
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Race for Religion is more than just additional beliefs. Experience a new dynamic around religion while still being compatible with other mods, even those that add new religions. Don't get left behind in the Race for Religion!

  • Every pantheon belief provides a way to generate faith. Pick one that fits your circumstances and strategy. Using it well will ensure your success in the Race for Religion!
  • Once you have a religion your founder belief will spread it to the corners of your empire and beyond! Proselytize and profit at the same time.
  • A cornucopia of follower beliefs guarantees that no two games of Race for Religion will unfold the same. No matter your unique style or strategy there is a follower belief that will benefit you! Try to find all the subtle synergies you can!
  • Enhancer beliefs will allow your foreign worshipers to contribute to your cause. Become an international religion and nothing will be able to stop you!
  • Reformation beliefs provide alternative ways to spend faith. They enable faith to be used to acquire buildings, military units or even Great People.

  • Dozens of new beliefs.
  • The cost to found a Pantheon does not increase as other players found Pantheons. Founding a Pantheon always costs 10 faith.
  • When a religion is enhanced the distance at which it generates pressure is reduced from 10 to 6.

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

  • Q: Why did nothing change after I started a game with this mod?
  • A: Are you running Civilization 5 in a language other than English? English is the only language currently supported in Race for Religion.

  • 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 beliefs it will not be compatible. But if mod X doesn't than it is almost certainly compatible. Mods that add new religions without changing beliefs will be compatible (so long as the author of the other mod did some specific technical things they usually do).

  • Q: I like most of this mod but hate X! Can I turn off X?
  • A: It may be possible, see the 'how to use options' section below. If there is something else you want to be an option let me know by posting in the CivFanatics thread or by leaving a comment below and I'll see if it can be included in future versions.

How to use options:
In your 'Sid Meier's Civilization 5/MODS/Race for Religion(v X)/Options' directory there are multiple directories. You can turn off an option by adding an underscore to the name of the folder. For example, changing 'Enhancer spread penalty' to '_Enhancer spread penalty'.
  • Turning off 'Enhancer spread penalty' makes it so enhancing a religion doesn't reduce the distance it generates pressure.
  • Turning off 'Pantheon costs' makes it so the faith cost to found a Pantheon increase as normal.

Known Issues:
  • If Byzantine takes a second founder belief as their bonus belief, their religion will spread at 14 distance instead of 10 until they enhance
  • If Byzantine takes an enhancer belief as their bonus belief, their religion will spread at 6 distance
  • Underground Sect's pressure from spies won't show in the city banner UI but it is being given (visual issue only)
  • Reliquary only gives faith when a great person is consumed if you founded the religion.
  • The gold provided by Tithes does not show up in the gold-per-turn UI. (visual issue only)
  • The faith provided by Pilgrimage is listed in the UI as coming from a 'founder belief' instead of 'enhancer belief'. (visual issue only)
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you but cooler Jun 27, 2021 @ 10:17am 
Is there no pantheon that benefits ivory?
The Grimwar Jan 17, 2020 @ 10:44am 
Hey Machiavelli, I think the Swords to Plowshares tenet should be expanded so that all units who enter a city's borders with that belief get the Golden Age points for kills, that one becomes slightly neutered when I get a crapton of melee units before accepting it.
Waves Jul 2, 2019 @ 5:27am 
Is there a way to increase the max # of allowed religions?
Alexanaxela Feb 16, 2019 @ 9:41pm 
Don't like that the pressure distance is reduced to 6 when enhancing. Feels like you're being punished twice for enhancing: (1) Not only are you losing out on the ability to spread your religion, but (2) your religion now only spreads to cities that overlap with each other so I ended up disabling that folder

But the bigger issue I'm getting is that one of the Civ's religions seems to have a very very high pressure. They are somehow putting 50+ pressure on a lot of cities all over the map, the highest I have seen is 60 pressure even though there aren't 10 cities with that religion within 10 tiles. One of my cities is getting 12 pressure from their religion even though there's only 1 city with their religion within 10 tiles. Meanwhile I have 2 cities with my religion within 10 tiles and i'm only exerting 8 pressure somehow. Their religion has the following beliefs if it helps: Religious Community, World Church, Equestrian Mythology, Holy Order, Religious Art
Machiavelli  [author] May 9, 2018 @ 4:49pm 
Try redownloading the mod or deleting your cache folder.
Weeeeedddlleee May 9, 2018 @ 3:12pm 
mhh sry but for me this isnt doing anything i dont know why but its not wroking
jamie_van Jul 26, 2017 @ 11:08pm 
kinda liked the goddes of the hunt pantheon food bonus as it was before.
VICTOR Jul 20, 2017 @ 8:53am 
Hi, are you still interested in working on CIV5 MODs?
Serb Mar 9, 2017 @ 9:11am 
this has a "religion victory" option or I need another mod for that?
Alexanderjac Apr 2, 2016 @ 3:35pm 
The Stone Circles Pantheon says you get +1 faith from steon and +2 faith from marble, when in fact you only get the bonus from the improved version of the resource. Fix the wording?