Great episode guys! There were some great points raised, and I always loving hearing from Jeff Green. Truthfully I wasn't planning om pick this expansion up, as I was thoroughly disappointed in Civ V when it came out. It's unfortunate that Gods and Kings perhaps isn't the panacea the game needs, but maybe I shouldn't have been so quick to dismiss it out of hand.
I've been playing Civilization since the beginning, but it was Civ II that really grabbed me and never let go. For about two years, everyday, after I first got the game I would come home from school and play until my parents would have to come in and drag me off the computer. I wasn't the most original player, I had my Civilization of choice, the Japanese, and would invariably go for a Space victory. Nothing was cooler to my teenage self then flying off to Alpha Centauri. Embarrassingly enough though, what I remember best about Civilization II after all these years is the videos that would play for each adviser. I slavishly tried to follow their advice, even after I realized that they were often times less then useful and counterproductive. Though I don't have a story like the guy who played the same game for ten years I can still go back to Civ II from time to time and get lost in it's depths.