Game of the Month 198 (January 2018) We start 2018 in a 20x18 20x80 size world. The world is flat and there is land all around the outer boundary. There is a big ocean in the middle with 5 small islands. One is right in the middle and home to Persians. The other 4 are fish-shaped and 8 ocean tiles away in different directions. Mongols, Vikings, Greeks, and Spanish are the rivals and each start in a corner of the world. All starting positions are on a river and all are 2 or 3 specials. The rivals are all expansionist. Every one has a key civ. Civilization: 2 Persian settlers Starting tech: Alphabet Difficulty: Emperor Total players: 5 Restarts: on Villages (-50) 20x80 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 13, 2018 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.