While the general Hall of Fame is an ongoing competition, we like to run time-definite competitions between updates that we call Gauntlets. Standard Hall of Fame rules (*) still apply, but any games meeting the settings will be counted towards the Gauntlet. [size=+2](*) Please read the >> HOF rules << BEFORE playing! [/size] Any submissions meeting the following criteria will be considered Gauntlet entries: Difficulty: Emperor Mapsize: Small Victory: Cultural (though ALL victory conditions must be enabled!) Starting Era: Ancient Speed: Any Submitted on or before: January 24th. Patch: 1.52 (Please note that there are new settings with this patch, and there are HOF rules about them: Whichever game has the earliest finish date will be declared the victor. The winner (and settings for the next Gauntlet) will be announced with the next Hall of Fame update. While each map can only be played once, players are more than welcome to generate new maps and submit multiple games. Also, as everyone is playing their own distinct maps, there is no need for spoiler limitation within the forum. In fact, we encourage detailed posting of strategy and gameplay, although all conversation about this Guantlet should stay within this thread. Any games not finished before the submission cutoff may still be submitted to the Hall of Fame as general entries. New players: Please note that we need two files for Hall of Fame submissions. A save from your initial 4000bc turn, and the turn after you win. For the last file, when you win the game, you'll be displayed your sequence of victory screens and then be prompted if you wish to exit or play "just a few more turns". Select just a few more turns, and then save the game immediately without playing further.