Hello everyone. I am currently playing a game with Charlemagne (best leader ever) and am hoping to get some advice. Settings? Standard fractal. Here's the starting screen if you want to play on your own. The save is attached. Spoiler Start : I have played to Turn 75 and am not sure how to continue. Spoiler My game : I'll start with a rundown of my game. I settled in place. Capital seemed pretty good: good food and loads of forests. Techpath went Agri > Mining > BW > Wheel > AH > Fishing > Pottery > Writing. I was pleasantly surprised to find copper on the grass hill. Second city claimed a gold and shared one of the capital's corns. Figured I would use that city to tech while my capital pumped out settlers and workers. IMP did a lot for me in this game...this map is well-suited for it. Got 30 failgold or so from Stonehenge too. Even with copper in capital, I had barb troubles. The thing is, as you all know, Charlie's starting techs are pretty awful. I needed three techs to hook up the copper (and obviously needed to tech Agri before all that.) So copper came pretty late, around T40 if I am not mistaken. In the meantime, I lost two warriors to barb archers on the same jungled hill. On the other hand, my scout defeated a barbarian archer at a 2% chance! Long story short, my third city (Vienne) was delayed a few turns. That brings us to T75. Not much else to say, really. The quality of land seems poor in general. Lots of jungle and desert. Yeah, yeah, there's three golds, but you can't tech that far with just gold. (Right?) I've explored a good deal of the map and have found exactly ONE riverside tile. And there's a barb city on top of it. So commerce seems to be the issue here. I could expand to 8 cities or so, but none of them really bring a lot of commerce. No good trading partners. Sury is the best techer among them I guess. Toku is Toku. Hope Kublai doesn't attack me. Don't know what to tech next. What to do?