Game of the Month 186 (January 2017) We start 2017 in a 20x17 20x70 size world. The world consists of one thick strip of land near each pole and 5 islands in between (all within trireme reach). 4 rational civs are on the south strip (Celt, Babylonian, Spanish, and American). 2 Aggressive expansionist ones (French and Mongols) are north. Human player plays Carthaginians in the middle. Civilization: 2 Carthaginian settlers Starting tech: Bronze Working, Ceremonial Burial Difficulty: Emperor Total players: 7 Restarts: on Roving Bands (-25) 20x70 Known flat map. As always, known map means you are encouraged to open the starting save in the map editor and refer to it any time you need to. Deadline: March 7, 2017 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.