Since there are a few people posting deity games, and since I'm starting to have pretty good success at immortal, I thought I'd give it a shot at deity as well to see if I can start competing at that level. The leader I chose for this game was one I haven't played in awhile, but one that I really like, and that's Pericles. Settings are deity normal - fractal map, standard size Here's the starting position and the save. Obviously the gems are nice. I settled in place after moving the scout on the gems, which revealed corn 2S of the settler. Initial tech path thoughts are AG/Mining/BW. I'm going to go ahead and start playing 100 or so turns, but will likely replay to try to practice some strategies. The one thing I've taken to heart from reading other posts about this level is the barb problems, so I figure I'll be teching archery probably after BW if I don't have copper nearby. Comments/thoughts on how to start and what to look forward to would be welcome.