(Apologies if duplicate, found nothing by skimming the existing threads.) So, what's everyone's fastest time to achieve a non-domination victory? I thought it would be nice to discuss strategies to min-max the time required. For me, I just got a t200 Contact (t170 activating the Beacon). I didn't really go for a fastest time and I got a bit lazy (god, those trade routes are tedious) towards the end. I also forgot the satellite for Signal needs Firaxite and of course I had none in my borders and none of the AI had any for trade, which delayed me by 10 or so turns. I went with Elodie, managing the culture to hit 10 policies in order to get the most expensive leaf tech (the one that allows the Signal Satellite to be built). Went for the Equation afterwards in order to give the satellite time to locate the signal. This was on Standard, Standard, Apollo. 7 cities, rush trade routes, turn 1 route towards the Capital for growth, 2 outwards for Science. Got DoWed towards the end but since the path takes you right to Planetary Carvers, I defended myself without problems. What's your fastest time so far? Is it just me or could getting lucky with the Signal in Progenitor Ruins lead to some crazy win times? I mean with that, you only need the Equation, which is extremely close even without any free techs.