Continued to pursue suicide by unfeasible pulping dreams and chose t60 save by @Imploding as that was best one economically, from those that had not yet reached pottery. Surprisingly I’m still alive and in relative decent position. Spoiler T105 : 8 cities, 36 pop, 2 settler on standby. 6 / 8 cities have libraries and the remaining are building them. Barbarian city Ainu, I did not want but Shaka would have taken it next turn and I did not him any closer to me. Abused hell out of imperialist, I have ‘liberated our cities’ diplo bonus with Shaka, Ragnar and William. Sitting Bull will get his come next turn. When writing was finished 3 out of six rivals met already had alphabet, so I decided to go aesthetics instead. I was first to and traded it around to get bunch of minor techs I was missing. Some turns before reaching aesthetics I also did something I almost never do, I used my first GS to pulp mathematics. I really would have loved to save him for the pulp path, but commerce was failing and trading iron working from Ragnar and clearing my gem tiles was easiest way out of the hole (after maybe trading for pottery, but let’s not go there). How to continue. Since I was first to aesthetics that means all those juicy aest wonders + Great Library are still not build. Also Pyramids have not been build. I would be tempted to move our settler squatting on that copper + fish spot inland and settle on the marble just outside our borders. Question is will our economy be able to handle one more city? We also have lots of forest around that spot so we could quite easily be able to chop wonders of our choice. There some forest left around capital also, so we could get a wonder there too. Maybe try to get GL in capital and Pyramids at the new marble site? Global +50% GPP from Parthenon also sounds nice considering our pulping strategy. There is option of putting 1 turn in monarchy and trade aest or alpha for that from Asoka or Victoria. But do we want that? If we try to get Pyramids, maybe not. This also affects if we want to revolt to organized religion (hammer bonus for wonders) now or turn later after we also have monarchy. To reach our pulping goal we need either theology or CoL and CC. First is only one tech away and considerably cheaper latter is far more useful. After that self tech paper, double pulp edu and partially pulp gunpowder. Need to avoid pottery, fishing and meditation as those open other pulp lines we do not want. We have one GS waiting and next one will come in 14 turns. Next one after that we have to wait 22 turns unless we get CoL or Parthenon before that. Ugh pulping the math really slowed us down. I really wonder if we should have self teched iron working to get gems online faster and only then go for aest? Other mistakes: I’ve had a settler sitting on that copper + fish spot for at least 20 turns outside our borders thus costing us some upkeep. Hopefully someone will take the challenge and try this stupid pulp path out.