Game of the Month 174: Jan 2016 The hexagon Civilization: 1 Roman settler Starting techs: None Difficulty: Emperor Total players: 7 Restarts: on Barbarians: Villages only (-50) Known map (which means you can open it in map editor at any point in the game) We start 2016 with a world that is 20x1660. The world consists of one hexagon shaped continent and 2 small islands near the poles. The Romans are located at the center of the hexagon. The other 6 rivals each start at the center of an edge of the hexagon. All player starting locations are on a river on grassland. 3 of the rivals have 1 special, 2 have 2, and 1 has 3. To compensate for lack of specials, extra rivers are added near the starting location. The entire map is very hospitable. The 6 rivals are chosen to be Perfectionist first and Rational second: Babylonian, German, Aztec, Persian, Carthaginian, Indian. Special rules: 1. You cannot walk into an undefended rival capital should you have the chance. Of course, it is OK to do so after you kill a defender. 2. You get to choose the best of 3 outcomes for your first 3 huts. Each time save after you tip the hut. Then choose the best of the 3 saves and move on. Deadline: March 8 22, 2016 Please be sure to follow the submission guidelines when submitting your game (please do not send your files in a .zip file. Attach them directly to your e-mail with your name in the save file). No extra save is needed. Please send the saved games only to email@example.com. Have fun.