Flavour challenge Ive followed with considerable interest some of the succession games and challenges posted on these boards for some time and it seemed to me that there was one thing often (though not always) missing. In my opinion, we need a flavours challenge. Many games I have followed were very stylish and had a certain indescribable appeal (SGOTM2 probably the most of any) that made them very interesting reads. In the spirit of capturing that appeal, I'm introducing the flavours challenge. I would like to focus on making games that are aiming for that certain je ne sais pas. The flavours challenge would consist of players (or groups of players) attempting to outdo each other (or at least compare notes in relation to) one particular goal. This goal would be the flavour of the game. This goal does not consists of highest score, earliest finish, or anything of that genre. A flavourful game should include style, aesthetic appeal, and a focus on that particular games chosen flavour. The first challenge is based on a the 'Pilgrimage to Mecca' I have recently played a game as Saladin of the Arabs (and am currently at year 5AD) at Monarch difficulty on a Pangea map. All settings are standard with the exception of game speed which is epic. I have chosen for the flavour of this game to focus on founding multiple religions in my capital. In my particular game I was able to establish five religions in my capital. I am now at a point where I must expand after having sacrificed early settling and conquering. Your goal is to establish multiple shrines, make the most productive use of them and overcome the lack of an early land grab to achieve a stylish and aesthetically appealing victory. Goal: Establish Mecca as THE religious pilgrimage capital of the world. Emerge victorious. Do it all with style and maybe even show off your tricks a little bit. Here is a screenshot of the settings, the starting location and a link to the starting save. I hope that others will also attempt this flavours challenge and that we can afterwards compare notes. http://forums.civfanatics.com/uploads/26373/AutoSave_Initial_BC-4000.Civ4SavedGame A link to my write-up can be found here.