Welcome to Dr kossin #39. Dr is an acronym for Daily Round. Yes, I mean to get in an update every day to the games I will be playing. Of course there might be some days where I can only play a little or not at all, but I will make up for it those other days when I do have extra time on my hands. Since the 21st edition of this series, the difficulty level has been cranked all the way up to Deity. I'm not at the point where I can win every game thrown at me on Deity level... I probably can't even win every game thrown at me on Immortal but it is getting a bit boring. My goal is now to achieve competitive skills on this level which should hopefully help me improve more. You, the reader, can help me achieve this goal by pointing out where I got astray, give suggestions on how to proceed, use complex abstract mathematical analysis to argue, curse at me or anything that you may like. Please note that you must respect the Terms of Service of CFC in any case You may shadow this game and post it here if you please, but I kindly request that you put it in spoiler tags and that anyone reading the report abstain from using information found there to help me out. Should you want more clarification about something I've done, just ask for it and I will try to answer as best as I can. Enough talk, on to the game. Dr kossin #39 Round 1 Trying a gambit Round 2 Better late than never Round 3 Industrious at its best - played by Dirk1302 Round 4 Towards Liberalism and beyond - played by Dirk1302 Game settings Deity Normal Speed Fractal No Events No Huts Fractal BTS 3.19 with BUG 4.4 in CustomAssets and BULL 1.2 mods - >>>Get Them Here<<< No isolation - thanks to my girlfriend for verifying this. Everything else is normal. The leader, this time, is: Please refer to the Egypt Civ IV wiki for more information on this leader/nation. (sorry for the un-readability!) The start: Well this was a strange one. This is actually the 5th map I generated, the first four ended up in isolation. I don't very like this start to be honest. No food special and a freaking cow tile on plains. Moving 1W on the plains hill is not even a good idea because you'll be hit by unhealthiness at size 5 which is pretty bad. Stupid map generator, 4 isolated starts then this!!! There's a very high chance that there are no additional resources in the BFC because of all those crappy floodplains. (sorry but only floodplains sucks. No way but 7-turns farms to feed the hills while keeping a decent food surplus) I guess I could always move 1N or SIP to get some health from the forests.