You got me there, Chrisjen! I always followed this topic without participating, I enjoyed reading but never felt ready to try a challenge. Being used to marathon and reloading to do things perfectly, I had to let go of that to try. Spoiler : Civ - Lady Six Sky I was thinking Indians with as many religions as possible, but it seems tedious (max would be +7 amenities?). Then I thought Lady Six Sky with a second city close to the capital but enhanced by Maui with luxury resources all around it (+6?). Suleiman could also be a good pick for a city with many many lux around. A very good Ice hockey rink would mean low tiles for food... unless I make a lot of blizzards with soothsayers, that would be awesome, but again a good concept but a bit tedious for me to implement without spending too much time. Other leaders/civs seem to give max +2/+3 bonus for amenities. I did not consider housing because I thought amenities would be harder to increase. Maybe I'm wrong. We'll see. Difficulty Deity - I don't see any impact on the objectives, except if AI quickly kills me lol Disaster intensity: 4 Map - continents to be safer on my own at start, duel to have a fast game Resources - abundant Ideally I would need Maui to spawn lux and Anansi to eat when Maui generates a bonus - or I could do without her, and cheat my way out with the RNG saving/loading idk CS picker: Akkad and Jerusalem for the AI, Buenos Aires, Cahokia, Muscat, Zanzibar (for the amenities) That would be 3 each as I only need to suzerain Cahokia just to build 2 improvements and then AI can have it Natural wonders: Iceland volcano, Pamukkale -- we'll see who gets them World age old Start legendary Heroes & Legends No barbarians This was my start. I was actually positively surprised. I started a few turns, expecting to reroll soon. I didn't play perfectly but almost never reloaded (that's a habit I have that completely explodes my average number of hours for a play), I even forgot I took continents to be alone and I could have explored in a more efficient way. I got a religion quickly, thinking the AI couldn't but it turns out they can if you are 2. So it's turn 1 and I have 5 points already, nice. I wasn't very lucky getting Maui, I found so many heroes before him. BUT I was extremely lucky with what he generated: Tikal was doing good. But then I stupidly lost on turn 123 when she sent her missionnaries. A couple apostles could have prevented this. Too bad!!!! Ok so let's reload the turn of this screenshot. It's 7 pop + 14 amenities. Let's try to max it out before loosing (yeah I could go apostles but 123 is not so far from 150 anyway). And that would be... 25. With wasted potential (harvest jungle, move Mangus there sooner, EC sooner instead of campus, maybe even Colosseum with chopping, etc.). Well it was fun to try!