After seeing some nice suggestions in the pre-game thread, I decided to go with this Unrestricted Leaders/Choose/Religions/Always War/No Huts/No Events/Epic; I set everything terrain related to Random and went ahead with Tokugawa of Celtia, on a Ring map. If you're not familiar with that, it creates, well, a ring of land made of several "areas," (1 for each leader IIRC) connected by think chokepoints of land which should provide with some interesting warfare options. Here are the set-in-stone rules: 1) We MUST win by either Conquest or Domination. Whichever comes first.. 2) Winning before Renissance warfare (that is, before Riflemen or Cannons come into play) is very encouraged, but is not a neccesity to declare ourselves winners. Looks like a very solid if not good early capital for what we're looking for. Not on a hill (and that's a shame for our Archers) but there's both good food AND production potential. SIP? Or what?