CDG 25 – Harun al-Rashid Please see the CDG Series Discussion Thread to express yourself if you have remarks and ideas. Some maps use mods. This map uses the DLC map packs, so you will need “Explorers Map Pack”, “Scrambled Nations”, and “Scrambled Continents”. Please provide a screenshot of your victory turn. We also very much encourages pictures and stories related to the achievements and keys point in the game – because it’s fun to read for all of us! Restart and reload as you like, but in your write-up (which does not have to be long) please describe the challenges you faced. We welcome all comments and questions, but please use the SPOILER tag if you attach a picture, make a comment about which civs are in the game, about natural wonders, locations of ancient ruins, terrain features, luxes, resources, etc. In short, if it’s information you can only know by playing the game, don’t spoil it for others by divulging this information in the open. Thank you for your co-operation, and have fun! Before you download and play the map, please take a moment to speculate here in this thread on your initials thoughts plans for the game. Will you settle in place? What are your plans for getting the most from the UA/UU/UB? What VC are you aiming for? The suggested VC is Domination. Spoiler for opening screen shot : Spoiler for UA, UU, and UB : Ships of the Desert: Caravans gain 50% extended range. Your trade routes spread the home city’s religion twice as effectively. Oil resources are doubled. You can train the Camel Archer, which replaces the knight but is a strong ranged unit that keeps the promotions of any upgraded Chariot Archers. You can build the Bazaar which replaces the Market and provides an extra copy of each improved luxury resource near the City. Spoiler for map type and settings : Standard size, standard speed, standard number of civs and CS, etc. Map type is Pangaea Plus, Hot (Temperature) and Arid (Rainfall). Map was not altered. All VC are enabled. Spoiler if you are not familiar with Pangaea Plus : The in-game description reads: “Similar to Pangaea, but with extended scripting for chains of island and city-state placement.” Experience is that most of the CS will be placed on those island chains. This helps keeps them safer from aggressive AIs, but also means that it is harder for the player to find CS early. Since the CS tend not to be on the mainland, this also makes the map functionally larger. Spoiler for hints about which AIs you might encounter : Opponents are hand selected for good competitiveness and role-play. Spoiler for difficulty : Medium. You have a decent civ for Dom VC, the start location has Salt and your immediate neighbors are manageable. OTOH your opponents are pretty strong... Spoiler for links to previous threads in CDG series : CDG1: Persia, Oct. 31st, 2015, domination, Pangea, hard, map by Consentient CDG2: Assyria, Nov. 15th, 2015, science, Pangaea, medium, map by Consentient CDG3: Ethiopia, Dec. 2nd, 2015, culture, NQ Pangaea, hard, map by Consentient CDG4: Spain, Dec. 17th, 2015, domination, NQ Pangaea, medium, map by Consentient. CDG5: Indonesia, Jan. 2nd, 2016, culture, NQ Continents, hard, map by Consentient. CDG6: Zulus, Jan. 15th, 2016, domination, Oval, easy, map by Consentient. CDG7: Shoshone, Feb. 2nd, 2016, culture, Oval, very easy, map by Enslingkorp. CDG8: Austria, Feb. 15th, 2016, science, Pangaea, very easy, map by IronfighterXXX. CDG9: Brazil, Feb. 28th, 2016, culture, Pangaea, medium, map by Blatc. CDG10: Denmark, March 14th, 2016, domination, Lakes, hard, map by Beetle. CDG11: Venice, April 1st, 2016, domination, Archipelago, very easy, map by Wild_Woojsha. CDG12: Byzantium, April 15th, 2016, domination, Continents, very hard, map by Beetle. CDG13: Inca, April 30th, 2016, culture, Pangaea, medium, map by Shark Diver. CDG14: Celts, May 18th, 2015, domination or culture, Oval, hard, map by Consentient. CDG15: America, May 30th, 2016, diplomacy, Mesopotamia, medium, map by Beetle. CDG16: Sweden, June 14th, 2016, domination or diplomacy, HB Continents, medium, map by Consentient. CDG17: Germany, July 2nd, 2016, diplomacy, Pangaea, easy, map by Dan Quayle. CDG18: France, July 14rd, 2016, diplomacy, HB Continents, hard, map by MaxAttack. CDG19: Ottomans, Aug. 5th, 2016, domination, Continents, medium, map by Beetle. CDG20: Portugal, Aug. 20th, 2016, domination, Pangaea, medium, map by Beetle. CDG21: China, Sept. 9th, 2016, domination, Pangaea, medium, map by @Dan Quayle. CDG22: Maya, Oct. 2nd, 2016, domination or science, NQ Pangaea, hard, map by @consentient. CDG23: Iroquois, Oct. 15th, 2016, domination or culture, NQ Oval, very hard, map by @consentient. CDG24: Babylon, Nov. 11th, 2016, science, Continents, medium, map by @beetle.