I was talking with strategyonly and we got on the discussion of generic civs. And he said I should start a new topic on this. This idea has been around for a long time. The first steps of this was separating out culture units, heroes and buildings from civs. The next step is as follows ... Each region gets represented by a Greek Symbol. Alpha = African Beta = European Gamma = Asian Delta = Middle Eastern Epsilon = North American Zeta = South America Omega = Oceanian This would mean that say Omega civs would get Oceania as their special building. Delta (Middle Eastern) Colors Then we give colors to each region. Note that existing civs could be converted so not to break peoples game such as ... Beta Purple = Roman Beta White = English Beta Blue = French Epsilon Cyan = Maya Epsilon Lime = Aztec Alpha Orange = Carthage Alpha Gold = Egypt Alpha Yellow = Zulu Gamma Magenta = China Gamma Red = Japan Thus each flag would be replaced by those above. Leaderheads are kept but can be used by ANY regional civ. Such as Tokugawa can be used by Gamma Red Empire or Gamma Blue Empire or Gamma Green Empire. Basically any of the Asian civs can use any of the Asian leaders, and the same for the other regions. Having leaders kept can still allow us to add more leaders if we want in the furture but they are not bound a by a re preset civ. People currently have been confused on why they can pick say English civ yet are not guaranteed English culture, units or heroes. This way there would be no more English civ to pick but rather "Beta White Empire" that would have the old city flavors and unit styles but under a different more generic name. Note that their color names would be based on the territory colors they already have. In short this method would allow us to keep all existing leaders. All existing civs would need to be renamed and get new flags. All leaders would need to be tweaked so they were available to any civ in their region. This means AI personalities would still work because leaders would still be the same. Culturally Link Starts should still work since say Delta civs would spawn next to Delta civs. Likewise revolutions should still work where Delta civs are more likely to revolt from Delta civs. What do you guys think?