Hello everyone. I'm repeating a challenge I did not finish before! Spoiler Game Settings and Rules : Standard Speed, standard size, Deity difficulty No ancient ruins or tech trading I meant to turn off events, but I forgot to. Special Rules Everytime a new tech is available, I will roll a dice to determine what I research next. This includes any free techs I receive. Spoiler Starting Position and Ethiopia Thoughts : Its a nice start, good production. However, it needs a lot of science and I can't predict what I will research. Ethiopia is a flexible civ with good early game. The Stele is great but the UU isn't. I settle in place, I don't see much reason to move. Stele first is obvious. My social policies and pantheons will depend on the surrounding area, and on what techs I roll. Spoiler First Tech : Trapping is the first roll. Its alright, I want pottery. I met a city state for some free culture. Cool. The first tile I worked was the wheat. After growing, I'm choosing to work the forest here. The governor will default to the 2 food coast, which is really stupid. I want to build a Stele ASAP, working the production finishes the Stele 2 turns earlier. That's worth 10 yields. Growing right now isn't very valuable. At this point, I'm thinking about Progress. Spoiler Second Tech : The wheel is chosen. I discover some deer (excellent) and some Fish that can't be worked. My pathfinder takes trailblazer. I met another cultural CS, but I wasn't the first. China appears to be to my north. Look at that natural wonder. Hopefully I discover pottery in time to settle it before China does. There are many good settling locations. I build a worker next. I bought that floodplain after my tiles grew to amber. I want to grow to 3 population, then focus on production. Spoiler Third Tech : Pottery. Hell yes. I also took progress, speeding up my research by a lot. My pathfinder is defending my first worker, who is building a farm on the flooplain. I put a couple turns into an archer, then switch to settler once I discover pottery. I also bought that amber tile because it speeds up the settler one turn. Normally not a big deal, but I don't know where China is and I want to settle that natural wonder. Spoiler Fourth Tech and Pantheon : Animal Husbandry is chosen as my next tech. After choosing my pantheon, I will get another free tech (still random). Also, I sighted a comet and took 100 GAP points. I left events on by accident, oh well let's see how they go. What pantheon to take? They are all available.