BOTM 220: Saladin of Arabia. Can camels live in the arctic? You're about to find out... Saladin plays Ice Age! Have fun! No options selected on this map, but I've removed goody huts from near the starting area. By the way, I think that just like BOTM 219, this is a tough start, although not for the same reasons as the BOTM 219 map. Game settings: Playing as: Saladin of Arabia Rivals: 6 AIs Difficulty: Monarch Starting Era: Ancient Speed: Normal Options: None Victory Conditions: All enabled Map settings: Map: Ice age World Wrap: Cylindrical Mapsize: Standard Climate: Tropical Sea level: Medium Map latitudes: -90°S to 90°N Saladin is Protective and Spiritual, and you start with Mysticism and The Wheel. The Protective trait gives free City Garrison I and Drill I promotion for archery and gunpowder units and double production speed of Castle and Walls The Spiritual trait gives no anarchy and double production speed of Temple and Cristo Redentor Unique unit: Camel Archer (replaces Knight) The Camel Archer benefits from: can withdraw from combat (15% chance), requires knowledge of Guilds, Horseback Riding and Archery, and requires access to nothing. This compares with the Knight which has: cannot withdraw from combat, requires knowledge of Guilds and Horseback Riding, and requires access to horse and iron. Unique Building: Madrassa (replaces Library) The madrassa gives +4 culture/turn (+2 for the library) and allows you to run 2 priests, as well as the 2 scientists the library gives you. Starting screenshot This is the start of the game (click for a bigger image): Challenger Class Equalizers: You play on deity level (but AIs have monarch level starting units) To Enter the Competition: This competition will open at 00:01 am on 10 Sep 2021, server local time (UTC-6:00). From that date and time, you'll be able to get your chosen starting save >>>here<<<. Submit the save after your victory (or defeat) here, by 11 Oct 2021. Here is a link to a list of the differences between Vanilla, Warlords and BtS. Software Versions Windows: This game MUST be played in Beyond the Sword (NOT Civ4 Vanilla or Warlords), patched to version 3.19, and with the BUFFY mod version 3.19.005 installed. You can download the BUFFY mod here. Players using Windows Vista or Windows 7 are encouraged to read the notes on Vista fixes here. Macintosh: This game MUST be played in Beyond the Sword (NOT Civ4 Vanilla or Warlords), patched to version 3.19, and with the Mac BUFFY mod version 3.19.003 installed. You can download the Mac BUFFY mod here. While playing... Remember - for your entry to be accepted, it MUST be your first attempt to play this game, and you MUST NOT replay any turns. If you make a mistake while playing, you have to live with it, learn from it, and carry on the game without replaying. We will open 'spoiler' threads during the month for players to discuss what happens in their games. Do not discuss any details of your game outside those threads.