The map that gyathaar designed for COTM 23 is most-kindly described by euphemisms such as 'challenging' or 'unusual' - in his own words, it was 'your worst nightmare', and I think that's a fairly accurate description! It did create a very unusual results table - there was not a single, solitary conquest victory! In addition, the top two places went to diplomatic wins, with a spaceship third. In first place was the only predator-class entry - Chamnix, a long-time stalwart of the COTM/GOTMs (39 entries!) grabbed his first medal, and got the best colour. In second, diplo-specialist-apparent archphoenix also grabbed his first medal, but also got a shiny parchment award to go with his COTM 53 parchment. In third place, occasional player Lamprey returned from a long absence to also grab his first medal. Summary of Medal Winners: Chamnix: 1500 AD Diplomatic Victory, 6,101 points. archphoenix: 1455 AD Diplomatic Victory, 6,026 points. Lamprey: 1550 AD Spaceship Victory, 5,691 points.