I recently played a Cultural VC game as France. As I pondered the loss of the Ancient Regime UA at the advent of Steam Power (this thread is not intended to be another referendum on the merits of that game design choice), I wondered if it was possible to achieve a Cultural VC before Steam Power. Has anyone done it? This would prevent the use of Industrial Era buildings and wonders such as the Broadcast Tower, the Eiffel Tower, the Cristo Redentor, the Statue of Liberty (okay, not so culturally important, but +1 for specialists is always nice), the Sydney Opera House, etc. Please share your tips and strategies for achieving a Renaissance (or early Industrial) Era Cultural VC.