Since I haven't figured out this interface yet, I'm going back to the old school cut-and-paste quote response here: "Your write-ups are just excellent and it is pure joy to read them. Thank you!" Thank you for the encouragement. The write-ups actually help me with the gameplay as I'm forced to iterate a strategy. Plus, I enjoy the storytelling. "To be honest, I knew that Piety might work but your finishing time just blew me away! I think that other skilled players (of those now active), like Tiberiu and TMNTurtle will have it all to do, if they are to beat your finishing time! Maybe vadalaz could beat you, if he finds the time to try." I hope I have thrown down the proverbial gauntlet and other skilled players will get more involved. As I made very obvious, the scenario you gave us for #121 has really interesting potential. I'd be surprised if someone didn't beat my time. I'm aware that there are several Civ5 players still lurking around here that are better than me........hoping to entice them to get active again with a bit of spirit of competition. "I found the following description of the Long Count bonus: "The Long Count begins when the game does, and triggers at predictable turns, every 394 years in-game: Turn 62, 72, 86, 101, 117, 133, 152, 183, and 234." This goes for games on standard speed." Now I need to do some homework. My understanding was that the Long Count begins once Pacal reaches Theology. If it's changed, or if I'm wrong, I'd like to find out before I get deeper into this game. To be honest, I've not figured out a strategy for how to order the GP's in a normal game, but this game won't be normal, so I'll just figure it out as I go. "I will be bold and suggest some other games that might be of interest to you, because they are more culture oriented: EDGE#42, #59, #93, #100, #101 and as a joker also #105." Just wrote those down for future endeavors. My gaming time is really sporadic (I'm on a bit of a binge right now if you can't tell), but I'll make time for something interesting. It's a lot of work to provide interesting games like this, so please accept my compliments. Keep em coming.