Every so often I come across a game that was particularly fun or interesting, and sometimes a peculiar or otherwise notable event that I felt was worthwhile enough to screenshot or jot down, but never really had any place to post it. Making a new thread for just that one event seemed a bit much, though there wasn't really much else to place it in. So, I sort of felt a new thread focusing on general discussion of the mod and any interesting or amusing events you may have encountered while playing might be a nice idea. Instead of discussing development, balancing issues, bugs and glitches, Multiplayer OOS'es and the like - which is the focus of the stickied threads - this thread would focus on merely the gameplay. Sharing tales of interesting or strange events, or glorious hard-fought battles, the discovery and conquest of a massive world... The likes. First up, in my first game in the newest revision, I was playing a Large-Prince game, and was preparing to start pushing into the Zulu and Assyrian territories so I could have more resources to try and keep up with Isabella, who was almost seven techs ahead of the leader in second place Well, I saw the Zulu moving this settler around so I followed it with an Explorer that got stuck in Neutral Lands. I eventually saw the borders pop up as the city was founded, but in the very same turn I saw the borders vanish. After ending the turn, I found out that the city had gotten razed by a pack of barbarian Javalineers that had ended their turn right next to where he founded the city What bad luck! In the same game many years later, I was peeking at the world map (Can't remember why though) in the World Builder and saw that the Incans had been reduced to one city for some reason, and in control of the majority of their territory was Ghandi. The Incans - along with their Portuguese and Chinese neighbors sharing the tiny island - were spawned from Barbarian cities and the Incans were doing fairly well actually. I later found out that Huyana was suffering from Rebellions and Ghandi eventually overran his entire territory and vassalized him. This was a few dozen turns before Isabella finally exploded and declared war on me, and when she had Grenadiers, and Muskets with Rifles not too far away? Yeah. I was still using Aquebustiers (I can never spell that right...) so it was no contest. The war didn't last long once she plowed through my OCC Zulu Vassal and three-city Assyrian vassal. She refused peace no matter what I tried offering, and eventually forced a Conquest Loss on me The worst part of this is that she asked me to go Confucian and I accepted, which moved her from Cautious to Friendly, and I made the stupid mistake of going back to Buddhist (Which I founded) the moment I was able to. This was a fatal mistake and probably was the decision that sealed my game. I don't know what I was thinking View attachment 372700 My next game I decided to try the Huge World Map scenario, and hoped that the Flexible Difficulty feature wouldn't spit in my face like it did the previous game (Half the score of Izzy and she's six times as strong as me, and it increases the difficulty on me!?) This game went so much better, perhaps largely in due to my fairly resource rich start, and I even managed to launch a successful naval assault on Pericles - who had founded three religions! Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, and Hellenism. I razed both Holy Cities, which in turn made the Aztecs upset with me since they had converted to Zoroastrianism a while back. They were Naghualist at first (I had beelined Calendar, even skipping Animal Husbandry to get there!) but quickly swapped to Zoroastiranism for whatever reason. Well, the thing I found interesting here was the very turn I researched Vassalage I had seven AI immediately contact me and ask to be my vassal The very next turn Aku would vassalize to me as well. This was a very very nice change of pace from the previous game where I got stomped epically. View attachment 372701 I'm still a bit hopeful some AI will end up challenging my authority, but if I get to the Reneisance era without that happening, I might help a leader or two along with some... Ahem... Divine Intervention via the World Builder Anyway. These were some recent ones I found interesting, and I hope that others might join in the discussion and have some things to share as well No two games of Civilization ever play the same way, even if you were to re-load the same game you just finished. So there's plenty of unique stories to be heard! Maybe the title would have been better as 'Your AND tales and stories'