Yo, AOS9001, if you know me, I'll be darned, because I'm not regularly active. Anyways, this is my first story, so don't expect anything too amazing. Basically, I like RFC. I like it a lot. I also like Rome a lot. So what's the logical thing to do? Try to make the Roman Empire last 3000 years. In RFC. An interesting goal, if you ask the goal-maker, which happens to be me. I'm not going for a historical victory, not in the official sense. But if I can make it to 2350, or whenever the 3000 year mark for Rome is, I will have won my own victory. As of this posting, I've played up to 1565 or so, and things have taken a very... historical turn, in one sense. In the other, I'm still around, so that's changing history greatly right there. But, onwards, time to get this journey started! Also, all but the first image have spoiler tags, just for your loading pleasure. I'm not to familiar with this site, but it's been my experience on other forums that it's better for loading with fewer pictures. Plus, these are kinda big... Turn 1, the dawn of Rome. Everything is in order, Carthage to the south, nothing really around me. Anyone who has played Rome in RFC knows the scenario. Spoiler : Here's turn X. The one thing I hate about RFC is that you can't tell the year until you get calendar. But I told myself, no world builder. As you see, I've settled into Illyria, and all the Italy are belong to us. I'd like you, the reader, to keep in mind this laptop I'm playing on is a piece of censored material, and crashes. A lot. So if you see some year confusion, or things that are one way in one pictures, but suddenly another way in a second picture, it's the crashes. Spoiler : All your Gaul are belong to Caesar, or whomever is leader of Rome right now. The takeover was rather easy, I waited until the Celtic cities spawned, and marched a Praetorian right on in to take them over. Thus, only minimal effort and one settler was needed for this. Spoiler : If there's one thing you need as Rome in RFC, it's the Great Wall. Not losing a city to barbarians until 1400AD? Simple. Lock them out. This thing will cover Rome's collective rear while the rest of Western Europe is settled. It worked pretty well, in retrospect. Spoiler : Gee, a religion! Christianity was founded in Mediolanum, or whatever Milan is called. I would have preferred Rome itself, but, you can't have everything. So, just like history, Europe is destined to be Christian. Or is it? Meanwhile... Spoiler : Rome needs to expand, both to the east, and west. If you look carefully, you can see a city has been founded in Spain. And over here, we have a small incursion into Greece. I was tired of their blue clashing with my red, that, and real Rome took over Greece, so I should too. With that, I end this post, to see if anyone is interested. Don't worry, things will get better. Maybe. Probably.