This is not a traditional succession game in that the full roster will play the same game and at intervals alternate between the least successful attempt and the most successful attempt as determined by a vote. All players on the roster will be giving it their legitimate best shot. End of round discussions will ideally provide some educational value. The idea of fixing a succession game where the situation was regularly 'less than great' was Paul666's idea, and was floated in the Strategies and Tips forum. This format stemmed from that initial proposal. 3 successful 'trash games' have already been played that led to : - a Bismark-led Domination win on Prince (vanilla) , - a Space Race victory for Montezuma on Monarch (vanilla) , - a conquest win for wang kong on Prince (warlords 2.08) trash game n°3 was a "normal SG", with a whacky variant, but not using the trash format. The Settings Leader: Gandhi (India) Landmass Type: Standard continents Size: Standard Barbarians: Normal Difficulty: Monarch Speed: Normal Victory: All types enabled however human player confined to variant (launching the spaceship) Version: 2.08 Warlords The Start the Save The Players Roster: Cabert Cam_H Fbelintani Giaur KMadCandy Mice Öjevind Lång Pigswill Shyuhe Roster full for now the rounds : From 4000 BC to 2400 BC, expansion time and religion founding. Ojevind's city placement and lack of worker was seen as weak and thus his game selected for trash. 2400 BC to 875BC, Mice's fast expansion, grabbing gold and copper sites, made him the trash fixer. Defenses were light, though. 875BC to 125 AD, Pigswill's backwards growth (back to 3 cities) earned him the trash trophy. However, having philosophy as monopoly tech (and a few axes to get more cities) made this a not too bad situation. 125 AD to 1000 AD, Pigswill made a glorious comeback, at the expenses of Brennus. 7 cities, a good army and more cities to take... He just fixed his own trash. 1000 to 1400 AD, shyhue had the bad luck to see cyrus declare war on him. He had to abandon a city for peace, seeing cyrus had rifles already. Down to 6 cities. 1400 AD to 1650, Giaur built wealth and beakers to get us into near tech parity. 1650 to 1820AD , Mice got hit by Bismarck but managed to conquer a few more cities. Cabert's total trash game was judged unwinnable (at least by space race) and flushed. 1820 to 1900 AD, cam_h brought us back into the tech race. In fact he brought us into a tech lead, just on the verge of fiber optics. His game was so good that we (better said I) decided that we'd all go for the win from there. 1900 to the end, we all played until the end. Cam again showed how good he is in the space race, with a 1959AD launch. The results were honorable with 4 reported launches and 1 reported space loss.