With the permission of the mods and the interest of the community, I'd like to start a poll of sorts, following the format of a similar poll run on a D&D character optimization board not to long ago to determine which classes people think are overpowered. Way it works is simple: for each civilization, assign a number between 1 and 10, 1 being "totally weak and useless," 10 being "game-breakingly powerful." You don't need to submit a score for every Civ, just those you're familiar enough with to give what you consider an accurate ranking. Once we have enough scores in, I can compile the numbers and play a few statistical games on them to see what they say. List of civilizations for your convenience: Amurites Balseraphs Bannor Calabim Clan of Embers Doviello Elohim Grigori Hippus Illians Infernal Khazad Kuriotates Lanun Ljosalfar Luchuirp Malakim Mercurians Sheaim Sidar Svartalfar Sound good? Just copy-paste that list (or part of that list if you're not going to do them all, as I expect most won't -- goddamn that'd take a lot of playing time to become familiar enough with them all) and add a score from 1 to 10 for each. Decimals are fine; I'll track them up to hundredths (.01). Btw -- referring specifically to single player, and under your control. That is, how strong have you found them when using them in SP?