today I just wanted to get saladin's achievement, so i set up a duel pangea at the easiest difficulty and i set about beelining mameluks and mass-producing them. Normally when i want easy achievements I just pick religious victory against kongo, but hey, this time I needed to conquer a city to get the achievement, so i didn't care who the opponent was. I was in full "let's get this over as soon as possible" mode. I ended up against cleopatra, no matter. I beelined mameluks, she founded a religion. I didn't care, I just needed to get 4 or 5 and conquer her capital. I could make a religion of my own, but i didn't want to be bothered. I just pass turns quickly, when dang! I lost the game! cleopatra got the religious victory. Turned out she sailed some missionaries past my front city and I didn't see them. kinda humiliating. well, ok. i reload three turns before, and i declare war right now. cleopatra has all cities with religion, i have 4 cities (i couldn't be bothered to make more) and 2 are converted. she only need to convert one of my cities to win. of course she has no army to speak of, i face her first city, it goes down even faster than i tought, i conquer it and... dang! i lost again! Yeah, turns out if I conquer her city, now I have 5 cities, 3 of whom are converted, and so I lose. I didn't even get to the "do you want to keep this city" option, just insta-loss. ok, i reload again that same turn. But what happen if I conquer the capital?? by conquering all capital cities, I should win the game. At the same time, after conquering it the majority of my cities will have cleopatra's religion, and so cleopatra should win the game! Well, I spent some 30 minutes on this game, may as well try. I conquer the capital, not knowing what to expect - win? lose? draw? game crash? - and I immediately get the military victory. I checked again, and noticed that the capital was also the holy city, so now that I conquer the holy city did I also achieve a religious victory at the same time? well, since I got the military victory, it probably wouldn't have mattered. it was a nice paradoxical situation, though.