I haven't played Civ 5 in a while, but I decided to get back into it with a little project. I decided to try to get a Culture Victory on Deity with the largest map and number of Civs possible. Thing is, it hasn't been going well. I've had trouble deciding on what map type to try this on or what Civ to use. I've tended to get either screwed quickly in the beginning with losing early wonders or getting swarmed, or losing out on the important wonders later on. I just tried a game as Polynesia and at about 280 turns I got beat by Science. I guess I'm just not using the right strategies. I know to focus on Tradition in the beginning and only use about 4 cities. I had tried splitting my initial Tech focus between top and bottom to try to get Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, but that's just not feasible on Deity. Should I just rush Education and Acoustics? I read Deau's big advice post on Culture victories, which should help. But does anyone have any suggestions for a 12 civ game? Even something like what map or Civ to use would be a big help.