Two point to start: 1) Notice my Thread Title ... "For Dummies" ... I fully understand that this game is complex and you must adapt to the situations as they develop (I play on Emperor and win maybe half the time). You can't just say "beeline like this and you will win..." 2) For those who don't know, "beelining" is heading straight for a certain Tech because it gives you a lead in some significant way (for example, beelining to Monarchy so you can adapt that Government and win a Cultural Victory). Now .... here's what I would dearly love to see... a list of Techs, broken down into these categories: 1. Tech List to Beeline to Economic Victory, while Having Sufficient Military Defense 2. Tech List to Beeline to Cultural Victory, while Having Sufficient Military Defense 3. Tech List to Beeline to Tech Victory, while Having Sufficient Military Defense If you're just going to post "the game is more complex than that, you can't list Techs that way, each game is different," don't bother! I just said it. This thread is for us dummies who think it would be nice to have a list of Techs to consider for each victory. Trying to follow all those arrows on the Tech Chart is giving me a headache! Also, as I understand it, you can research some Techs that you don't have all the prerequisites for, if you have 2 of the 3 prerequisites or some such thing.