Yea I was just wondering about why not incorporating opium, or coca plants and marijuana, amongst other natural (or man-made) drugs, as resources into Civ IV? Significant events in history have been affected by drugs, such as the Opium Wars, and the U.S. seizure of drug money from Noriega's Panama in the 80's. Pre-9/11, Afghanistan's production of opium had dropped so significantly it was no longer on the U.N.'s watch list due to the hard-line Taliban outlawing it from their religion. However about a month ago, Afghanistan produced about 92% of the world's opium supply, increasing about 32% annually since the invasion of U.S. and British Forces. Also you could incorporate civics governing the laws of the land concerning drugs and/or alcohol. What would a U.S. be like if it had lax laws like those of Amsterdam? or if it still had Prohibition in effect? or invade Colombia to seize these resources and use spies (CIA anyone?) to administer to other nations, earn a profit, posion the citizens and cost those affected nations a maintenance costs on their anti-drug laws? What would also be cool would be the creation of DEA-type agents to counter these measures, reducing the maintenance cost of anti-drug laws and bringing more intel on whose countries are these drugs coming from? Also the resources would be mild stimulants before the introduction of chemistry. Then it would develop into more powerful forms such as cocaine or LSD further causing damage to a nation's opponent. The development of methamphetamines would boost troop strength and/or movement slightly like the Germans did in their Blitzkrieg (and how Hitler was addicted to it), Morphines can have troops have higher WITHDRAW FROM BATTLE points due to its uses in wars such as Vietnam. hell why not make certain drugs have a small boost to cultural wonders such as Hollywood or Broadway? Many artists (Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, Richard Dreyfus) have done great works while influenced or hungover. Seizures of Cocaine/Marijuana farms from other countries would be a great loot and great incentive to invade other countries As a matter of fact, ADD PRISONS!!! most inmates in prison are there due to drug-related charges and that is the modern form of slavery, corporations in real life use inmates to produce their products at a low-cost to labor and they never have to worry about an inmate quittin their job!! Therefore Prisons in Civ could generate gold, instead of easing unhappiness like jails do... anyways anyone interested please let me know, I would like to have this option in my superpower to further enslave the rest of the world! MWAHAHAH!!!!!!!!