Hey everyone, I've been playing Civ4 on and off for awhile now. Recently I've decided to actually get good at this game, and graduate to beating deity or at least immortal. Anyway, I'll try to keep this as short as I can. I have a game here currently at turn 200, as Holy Romans, going for domination win. I felt like things were going fairly well up until I defeated Spain, but now I feel like I'm in an unwinnable situation. Basically I'm wondering if someone could help me out and analyze my game? I feel like I made a handful of mistakes, including: 1) Going to maceman without realizing I needed metal casting and mach first, so I was stuck with axe/swordman 2) Going after Isabella with the plan to go after Zara, instead of going after Washington and Justinian. Then declaring on the Aztecs when I saw a stack on my border, without watching to see if it was actually intended for me. 3) Not setting up any diplomacy at all Those are the ones that stick out to me, but I'm sure there are plenty more. What annoys me is that I didn't convert to any religion, as to not provoke any neighbors into attacking me. When I finally decide to convert to Hinduism, I get attacked by Pacal. Now I don't really know how to play this. I feel like I'm basically surrounded by unfriendly nations that will attack me at any point, no matter what I do. I'm basically wondering a few things. What went wrong, is this game salvageable, and what to do in the future to avoid a situation like this? I know there are guides, and I like learning from trial and error, but any general advice would be great. Also, I do try to save around every 20 turns, so if you want to see any earlier saves let me know.