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    A nice peaceful culture deity win

    The city/harbor/CD trick is one I didn't know, but will be using in the future, especially with England. Thanks for talking about it!
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    [NFP] Wow, that was a wild ride ... 360 turn loss to Incas

    I took a year off from Civ 6 and am getting back into it, learning things that have changed. I got fascinated by the idea of peaceful domination using Eleanor and started up a game to give it a try. I will upfront admit that I will save checkpoints at major spots, and will go back and replay...
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    [NFP] Yes, the AI will now use aircraft

    I haven't seen this mentioned yet, so I apologize if this is something everyone knows. I've been working on learning to use Eleanor and have a game up into the turn 300s. I was sailing some aircraft carriers to the other continent to deal with Grand Columbia, when the Incas sank one with a jet...
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    [GS] Have I pushed science too hard?

    I've been fussing with this game a few times through now, obviously knowing the map helps a lot. I finally got a good balance of campus, commercial districts, and theaters to get a T201 victory. My strategy this time was to get my wonders built, get campus and govt plaza up, then build my...
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    [GS] Have I pushed science too hard?

    I've run through this game twice now I gotten a 218 and next a 215 Science Victory. The first time I had spaceport at turn 161, I forgot to build Royal Society and lost turns. I also didn't have enough science so that the Moon Mission left me with 9 turns to get Globalization and I hadn't...
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    [GS] Have I pushed science too hard?

    That is very helpful. I had a SV victory with Kupe last week that seemed to go very quickly, even though it was a 235 finish and far from perfect. But I had an early conquest of the Incas. Australia is going to have a bad night I am afraid. :)
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    [GS] Have I pushed science too hard?

    I forgot to mention, this is a large Pangaea map. I usually play large maps, I like having more land to explore.
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    [GS] Have I pushed science too hard?

    Thanks everyone, not going to respond point by point, there is a lot of great advice here. Definitely know about getting the moon shot to get to Globalism. Some pieces of info I didn't have, like targeting 15 to 20 cities. What is the best way to get them? Chop them out with Magnus? Buy...
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    [GS] Have I pushed science too hard?

    I've got an emperor game as China that I am fooling around with trying to learn the balance to get faster Science victories. I'm pretty isolated on one side of a mountain range with lots of places for +4 and +5 campuses. On my first play through on this I have about 8 cities at turn 150...
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    [R&F] Looking for general advice on tech tree strategy

    I played the map a couple more times, and had a good bit of success the the following strategy, I was able to get a turn 195 SV. Playing as China Turn 25 - Stonehenge let me get Goddess of the harvest, Jesuit, and religious Colonization Worked to get cities out, around turn 60 was able to drop...
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    [R&F] Looking for general advice on tech tree strategy

    Thanks Victoria, The putting specialists in the science districts early enough looks to be one of my mistakes. I ran the same map again, with a bit of conquering of the Cree to take 4 of his developed cities and had a turn 201 finish. That was about 30 turns faster that before. On the last...
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    [R&F] Looking for general advice on tech tree strategy

    I've used the Sat/Globalization strategy, but not getting culture fast enough. It helps, but only shaving off about 10 turns or so, so far. Obviously, more culture would be a big help to this. :) On the science, it is more like 200 to 220 around turn 100. I will get it up to 400, but what I...
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    [R&F] Looking for general advice on tech tree strategy

    I know (because I've seen the finishes) that is is possible to get the tech tree filled out in the turn 180 time frame. What is the strategy for doing that? I'm replaying a map that I know well now to see what can be done to get a fast science victory. I seem to be able to get a good start...
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    [R&F] Ever have a game that seems unwinnable?

    I wish I kept the original save game, I would go back to it with some of the suggestions from here. Plus I have more experience with R&F now, so would probably do better with the opening. So I'm willing to admit that it probably wasn't unwinnable, just hard for my level of skill.
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    [R&F] Ever have a game that seems unwinnable?

    I generally save my turn 1 positions to allow myself to go back and replay the game when everything goes to hell. I like to try to figure out what strategy would work for the map/situation. I know this gives me a big advantage of know goodie huts and CS positions, but I'm always trying to...
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