I believe in one Game which is three: Civilization the father, WinCiv the son and holy spirit of CivNet. I believe The Game is the same as Life: there's only one and can't be replayed if something goes wrong. I believe there's no fun if there's no thrill. I believe the Militia can defeat the Battleship. (Audience repeats: I believe the Militia can defeat the Battleship). 1. Play as Emperor 2. Do not play on Earth 3. Play with 7 civilizations 4. Control only one civilization 5. Never re-load game 6. Play to win 7. Do not cheat 8. Never take advantage of the load-turn bug 9. Do not build railroads on the ocean (this sounds quite wise) 10. Do not take advantage of any bug And the last: Treat the CPU as you would treat a human being: do not cheat, just beat him! Audience: "Take your time. Think as a whole. Take in consideration any detail. Assume your risks." ***** This DOGMA Manifesto has been developed for having a satisfactory experience in advanced Civilization playing. The Dogma Manifesto is useless if you play with other humans, of course, and the thrill to play against another guy is impossible to achieve in against-CPU playing, of course, but this doesn't allow anyone to cheat with the CPU. To play this way and win at Emperor level IS possible (I did it several times) but requires you to be an expert and being very flexible. Anytime anywhere one vessel of those useless Indians could desembark plenty of troops in the heart of your empire. (It happened to me). You'll have to make them jump back in the sea. Anytime anywhere the peaceful Romans and the peaceful Aztecs could combine a stab-in-the-back strike against you with two atomic bomb, the roman one on your capital city, the aztech one on your bigger size 23 people city, without you having even the technology of Rocketry. (It happened to me, how can I forget the alarm noise at the beginning of the turn, 9/11 of 1842?). You'll have to make piece with the Aztecs and start a endless Vietnam war against the Romans. I applied the DOGMA with Alpha Centauri, difficoulty level "Transcendent", and it was the 1st time I played it seriously (reading the manual and so on). I finished the game (The Hive) at the 1st try. Yeah. Back to CIV, please, although Alpha is a great piece of software. Please comment this ideas of mine. H.