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November 14/15th - CIII   Relative Quiet at Caesar III Heaven         
A quiet weekend at the site. I guess it must be because everybody is out editing maps. Enjoy! You just might want to stroll over to the forum to see just what age groups play CIII and frequent the site...there are some surprises there for you. Also, check out Draco's post on how recruiting for Heaven's Gaming Sites works. Don't miss the posts on the new game editor.                                                                                          -
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As if the 19 cities added to the scenarios subsection of the Downloads wasn't enough, Angel SpineMan added another 3. I do believe one or two of them are from the skilled hand of Angel Draco. He probably managed to put in dragons and lawyers and heaven knows what else. :-)

I'll just be adding news items here as they occur over the weekend.

Angel Alexander I

November 13th, 10:30 P.M. - CIII   Hot News Flash just in!
We had heard the veiled hints about it and the many requests for it, well, now it's here: a full-fledged map editor for CIII! Reed of Sierra was kind enough to point out to me that Gamespot has the download of the Caesar III Assignment Editor right here. "The Caesar III Assignment Editor makes it possible to customize your own maps. Form a concept for your province, decide how large the province will be, create terrain, set invasion points, herd points, fishing points, and much more." Wonderful news...dash over to download it and let us know what you think.

Angel Alexander I

November 13th - CIII   Toons!
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One more great addition has been made to the CIII team: CherubToonamicus! She showed me this rendering of the Baths Lady, proving once and for all that Roman women are natural blondes, and I just had to invite her to provide us with the toon version of CIII characters. So, in addition to renderings of the servants of the 'great unwashed', expect toons and lines like: "Funny thing happened on the way to the fire today... ." Please give talented Toonamicus a hearty welcome!

After many requests were made about the FAQs list, we posted a downloadable version ready for printing for you in the FAQs and in the Miscellaneous subsection of the Downloads. It has of course been expanded greatly in Draco's trademark chatty, informative style. In addition good ol' SpineMan has added another 3 new cities and even a collection of replacement sounds files!

   Angel Alexander I

November 12th - CIII   A new Cherub and some Forum Stutter
Again our attempts to upgrade the forum have caused a temporary automatic doubling of all new posts. We are feverishly investigating how this can be combated. We apologize for any double vision that this may have caused.

Once more we sing the praises of yet another Cherub added to the Dream Team at CIII Heaven: Cherub EyeClaudius joins us as another forum veteran. Of course he will be gradually involved in some of the many other activities at CIII. Please welcome EyeClaudius and wish him luck!

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We have no less than 19 more scenarios submitted to and posted by Angel SpineMan for your downloading and playing pleasure in the scenarios subsection of the Downloads. And the Gallery has been modified with the typical style of Cherub JB. He will be adding more content to that section a little later.

   Angel Alexander I

November 11th - CIII   Forum Reshuffle and VIP postings!
Some of you may have noticed that the forum suddenly seems a lot smaller. Not to worry, when you enter the forum, all the posts are still there. The resetting of the number is due to maintenance preceding a forum split which we hope to be announcing soon.

Speaking of the forum, check out the "Have you encountered this with Towers" topic which greatly benefits from a lively discussion between Reed, who is none other than webmaster at Impressions, and our very own Angel Draco. Thanks for joining in the discussion Reed and lending us your excellent insights.

HGS' GODS site has an update a minute for you as amazing things have been happening all day. Just to mention a few: Krondor and Jane's W.W.II gone gold and more quick takes than a monkey in a banana cage.

Settlers 3 has gone GOLD! Rush over to another young and rising HGS site to find out just when it is expected to hit the shelves!

Our site full of Majesty is showing equal promise as yet another recent addition to HGS and has hired yet another hand!


   Angel Alexander I

November 10th - CIII   Caesar III Heaven grows again
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Despite the valiant efforts of no less than two Angels in the hot, heavy, happening CIII forum, your contributions have made it necessary to entice yet another forum ferret to the ambrosia that is Caesar III Heaven. The CIII team is proud to present Cherub Rational Rodenture...sorry, I meant Cherub Reckless Rodent, known by one and all as one of the forum stalkers. RR will also be working at other tasks at CIII Heaven as they present themselves. Everyone please welcome RR! Glad to have you on board!

   Angel Alexander I

November 9th - CIII   All about FAQs 'n Forums and a Unit or Two
Priceless forum frolicking all the time now! Hardly any posts on good, riveting stuff like pottery restoration techniques and how to get those grimy stains out of the baths! CIII and trains do NOT mix! I am the Prefect of this site and I say it has to stop! [Sound of tree falling down with a resounding thwack on the Prefect's head and a small clicking sound as the AI recalibrates itself to instruct all other Prefects to ignore it and put out imaginary fires well away from the scene].

Boy, glad we got rid of that bore! If you do nothing else at this site, you simply must check out the CIII on the Train posting which is almost becoming a forum in its own right. It contains some very clever ways of avoiding conflict with those who love to hate CIII by some very talented and humorous writers. While you are there, Help out ol' Draco in coming up with the most humorous little descriptions for the FAQs categories in the How do you want the FAQs organized string. Brought to you by our very own Angel "Proconsul" Draco (you can just tell he's hot).

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Now where do you suppose she hails from? Is that Monica Seles toweling off her racket just before she is going to give her poor opponent a thrashing? Find out in JB's humorous and informative Units section!

Now, just to show you I can be as trendy as Draco:    Angel Alexander I

November 8 - CIII   I'm Flashing again and Sheep Solution is here!
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Well aren't we having an entertaining weekend with CIII and its lovers everywhere! TC of Mediaphiles has taken the trouble to tell me they do not rest during the weekend and sent me this beauty of a scoop. It's about 2 minutes of a CIII quick take viewable through RealPlayer. It even has some good tips for beginners and is quite open about this challenging game. Check it out here. Looks like we'll be seeing a lot more of this type of reporting on the gaming industry. I can't wait to get the developers on screen in riveting interviews and stellar announcements like new expansions and releases!

Those pesky sheep bugging you? According to our CIII Heaven visitor Jon, you can now export them. Apparently, if conditions are right, you can herd them onto a surfboard and they head out to where the grass is greener. He's wondering whether this is a feature, a bug or just good fun. Let's talk about that in the forum (no peace for Sphinx and Draco this weekend either).

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Angel Alexander I