With apologies for the delay, I wanted to make sure we play on a very special map as most of the people who commented on the "Planning GOTM 200" thread asked for. We will be playing as Eskimos on a specially designed map. Our homeland will be a small patch of ice (Glacier) 2 tiles wide near the south pole. There are 9 homogeneous islands (meaning the entire island's land mass is one terrain type) nearby each having a different terrain type. None of the 10 islands will be within trireme reach of another island. However, since we are hugging the south pole and the world is round you can hug the pole and reach the other 3 islands that are within trireme reach of the south pole. The rivals start near the north pole and each have their own mid sized island. Nearby there is a huge continent with plenty of fertile land. I still have a little bit of work left to do before posting the game. Stay tuned. Comments are welcome.