Join Nate, Troy and Micah as they bring you all the important information on all of your favorite 4X and strategy games! This week they talk about Ascendancy, Endless Space 2, Stellaris, Stellar Monarch, Interstellar Space: Genesis, Age of Wonders: Planetfall, Thea 2: the Shattering, Dominions 5, Empires in Ruins, Civilization 6 and much much more. As well as continued coverage for your other favorite 4X and strategy games!

Music for eXplorminate by Mangadrive

Show Notes:

  1. Ascendancy update – 01:10
  2. Endless Space 2 update and Quality Time with Jeff Spock – The Endless 3D Art and A future written in blood – 04:49
  3. Stellaris update – 11:15
  4. Stellar Monarch update – 15:51
  5. Interstellar Space: Genesis update – 18:38
  6. Age of Wonders: Planetfall update and a faction spotlight – 21:14
  7. Thea 2 update and Thea 2: The Shattering Pre-Alpha Demo Playthrough Pt 2 – 27:57
  8. Dominions 5 update – 34:54
  9. Empires in Ruins update and Empires in Ruins – To tame a land (IndieDB) – 43:19
  10. Civilization 6 update – 46:53
  11. Star Control: Origins update – 49:14
  12. Battletech: Flashpoint update – 54:53
  13. Wh40K Sanctus Reach update – 57:41
  14. Frostpunk update – 59:03
  15. Armello update – 59:51
  16. City Skylines update – 1:00:25
  17. What is Crying Suns? – 1:02:18
  18. Ugh! – 1:03:58

Games played – 1:15:34

  1. Dominions 5 Steam page
  2. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age Steam page
  3. World of Tanks Blitz Steam page
  4. Endless Legend Steam page
  5. Offworld Trading Company Steam page
  6. Oriental Empires Steam page
  7. Space Tyrant Steam page
  8. Star Control: Origins Steam page



  1. nice show, thanks!

    looking forward what will come out of the Ascendancy update. i’m excited but also somewhat sceptical that it bad successor will ruin old memories.

    Crying Sun looks interesting, the map looks a bit like Star Traders: Frontiers.
    think i’ll keep an eye on it.


  2. Other proposed EU legislation:

    Somebody somewhere, using some as yet undisclosed criteria, flags some content on your site as an act of terrorism and you’ve got one hour to delete it or face a fine up to 4% of your world-wide revenue for the prior year.

    Not sure when the EU Parliament became the de-facto governing body of the entire global internet, but it’s looking like that’s a thing now….


      • When we’re finally done with the Cult of Trump, the US will probably get around to imposing its own new draconian laws, as will this and that other country or trade alliance, and before you know it we’ll have this hodgepodge of rules and laws that will require people to open a legal reference every time they do anything on the internet and will keep a lot of lawyers happily employed for years to come.

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