About This Game A post apocalypse Earth locked in endless war, where Giant Death Robots and nuclear missiles decide the fate of entire continents. Or at least, that is what I want to experience during this game. I am very good at the building aspect of civilization, but if I am being honest with myself, my military skills probably rank somewhere between “mediocre” and “pathetic.” Advice from those following along is always appreciated (as is any other feedback). Game settings are Emperor Difficulty, Standard Size, Earth Map, 22 civilizations, 22 city states, Quick Speed, Ancient Era start, playing as Sweden. I decided to start in the ancient era because I want the nations to have some history when the Giant Death Robots start marching. I have disabled all victory conditions except for domination so that there is no alternative to total, endless war. Acknowledgements This game was primarily inspired by the famous Civilization 2 game that was played over the course of 10 years and turned the world into an wasteland ravaged by endless nuclear war. It was also somewhat inspired by the discussions about the exact differences between England, Britain, and Wales in this thread which, as an American, I cannot even begin to understand. Finally, the brilliant narratives of Jatta Pake such as this one inspired me to begin expressing my game in narrative form. EDIT: Shortly after posting I became aware of this thread, which appears to have a similar premise. I am looking forward to reading it and am sure that it will influence this thread as well. ---------------------- The Game Begins (Turns 0 - 15) As an American, my familiarity with other countries is somewhat limited. I think that they were sometimes mentioned during my history classes, but usually only to the extent necessary to understand how the USA singlehandedly won World War II. I’m really excited about using this game to learn more about the esoteric subject of non-American history. I am playing the role of King Lancelot “the Snowking” of Sweden. I understand that the real King Lancelot from history ruled from the European Union’s capital city of Camelot during what historians refer to as “the Dark Ages” before America was founded. Therefore, I have renamed Sweden’s leader and capital city to provide a more accurate historical simulation. I will attempt to roleplay this game as true to his historical personality as I can. Since I am playing an Earth map, I have no reason to doubt that most nations have spawned near their real world locations. From what I can tell from the reports of my scout, Sweden’s capital city of Camelot is located on the western coast of the African continent along her historical neighbors: Morocco, China, the Iroquois, and the Shoshone. I have created a scout and am one turn from finishing a worker. Next turn I will begin work on the Great Library. I took Tradition in the interest of historical accuracy, since in the real world Liberty was not discovered until 1776 AD. Here is a screenshot of my capital city at Turn 15. You can also make out the coast of Africa from the mini-map.