I got my first record bringing St/N/D/Dom down 200 years to 300AD dethroning Julius Caesar and replacing him with our rightful Caesar, Augustus. Poetry that today happens to be March 15. Sorry @Anysense I was trying to further the fall of the Inca by going for Kait's conquest, but the last war failed and I had to salvage what I could As an S&T player I've spent the last month transitioning to a HoF player to go for the record that is most relevant to the way I've always played: non-cheese victories on standard/normal. Since this is my first record I figured I'd live it up with a writeup. Leader choice: I went with Aug. Originally I tested some farfetched Ram plan, but I never could get lucky enough for a game to proceed. Figured I should at least get some experience with what had been proven: Rome. I've always been a big Augustus fan and I prefer him to Julius. ORG's power is in big and late games, but I think IND can outperform here through stuff like Oracle -> MC/forges and failgold. Settings: Deity/Normal/Standard, No Barbs, AGG AI. Micropangaea size. Nanos should have faster potential, but I struggle to build more than one city, so I'm fine with giving micros a chance. T0-50 Spoiler : Spoiler : First hurdle: T8 worker steal on Gandhi. Bit far, but good time. Only got one hut, a scout. Didn't get a single positive event the entire game either come to think of it. Spoiler : T17 second worker gets a steal on nearby England. Off to a nice start. Spoiler : There are only 3 tiles worth speaking about in the capital. But I went with it because those are the 3 best tiles. Since those are gems and not gold, wet corn is plenty food. I prefer forests to floodplains, so I like it even without river or ph. Agri -> TW -> Pot on the way to an Alpha rush. Settler at size 2 looks questionable with gems going unworked, but it made sense to me with IMP and working timings. Spoiler : Second city isn't amazing but it sure beats Atlanta. Marble nice for Oracle. Went writing and with Atlanta's proximity I can get instant trade routes Spoiler : This steal is only possible because I just got writing. If I couldn't OB with Wash I'd be trapped lol Spoiler : Confession: I was the school bully. Spoiler : Spoiler : I steal a third worker from Gandhi. His response is to feed me another worker. That third archer in Delhi is very sus though. I decide not to take the bait. I don't benefit from a 6th worker. I don't have many tiles worth improving lol. At one point in this game I disband my scout and use a worker to scout. I have no idea how Gandhi can take a big score lead while bleeding workers. Spoiler : 4th city looks pretty nice though. I SiP with oasis and cows. Preconnected to the road network, because I've got worker turns to burn. Spoiler : Alphabet comes in and I can immediately get the cows up and running. (no horses revealed).