The Great Writer is a civilian unit in Civilization VI, a Great Person who creates Great Works of Writing. It appears once enough Great Writer points are earned (and can be rushed with Gold or Faith through Patronage).
Each Great Writer may create up to two Great Works of Writing.
Great Writers will be among your earliest and most reliable sources of Culture, as the Great Works they produce can start filling slots in Amphitheaters from the Classical Era onward. The only wonders with slots specifically for Great Works of Writing are the Bolshoi Theatre, Broadway, the Great Library, and Oxford University, so if you build these wonders, try to attract some Great Writers to fill their slots, as well.
Great writers are those men and women who express our desires, insights, fancies, foibles, fears, and joys in the written word. History has been marked by their voices; indeed, “history” is one of their voices. Whether in poetry, in novels and stories, for the stage or screen, these are the artists who have defined their civilizations and cultures. Some write prose and poetry about imaginary worlds; others write tracts of philosophy, politics, religion, and science about how our world is or should be. And let’s not forget those who put down facts on paper. Whatever their muse, whatever their intent, their words echo through time, binding us all together ... or sometimes setting us all apart.
|Great People of Civilization VI|
|Artist • Admiral • Engineer • General • Merchant • Musician • Prophet • Scientist • Writer|