Time for another weird economy. This one has 2 parts: No Tech Trades: TMIT has praised No Tech Trading lately, saying it should be the default game setting. I haven't played NTT in a while, and never on Immortal. Should be fun. 100% research (or espionage): Following the plan I laid out last game, I want to run 100% research almost all the time, paying my expenses with failgold. (100% espionage is fine. The point is, 100% commerce into something productive, and skip the gold multiplier buildings). With that in mind, I pick Asoka (Spiritual / Organized) of India: Spiritual is simply my favorite trait. Last game I probably swapped civics 20 times. Organized is new for me, but after looking at the financial screen from last game, it should really help: Spoiler : Saving over 100 GPT at 900 AD sounds good. Plus only half my cities had courthouses, so that's another 50 or so. Settings: Fractal (all defaults) Immortal Marathon Aggressive AI No barbs / huts / events Diplo victory is enabled this game (let's try the AP again) No tech trades Detailed settings: Spoiler : And here's the start: Spoiler : Here's the autosave (Note: I have MacBuffy mod installed).