@Metacomet: Thanks for the maps AND the culture group idea! That will work perfectly! I can cut down the number of civs in both N and S America (since they really wont be playable in most senses of the word anyway), allowing me to add some civs elsewhere (like in Africa, where I desperately need to add two). @Bombshoo: Thanks for the tip! I will check them out and see. If/when I use the culture group idea I will add either one or both of them. I have found most of the leadernames for the various civs I have listed... and although recent ideas may force some major changes they are basically finished. Which means I will soon be starting on picking out city names (about 20 per civ capable of colonizing) and GLs. I will pick up an atlas or three in my school library and start choosing city locations too so that I can start the placement and begin considering resources. This is going WAYY faster than I expected! Thanks for all the help everyone!