I tried to eliminate "luck factors" as much as possible. We have seen it sometimes in the past: one player moves north on the first turn and is lucky to find another food bonus in the fog, another player happens to move south, away from the food, and between players of equal skill level the game is already decided. So I tried to make sure that no matter on which of the "reasonable" tiles for the capital you would move your first settler, you would always find enough food for an easy 4-turner.The new location for Madrid luckily contained a Cattle-on-Grassland tile, but had I chosen to move SW to the Plains tile, which was the alternative, I would have found a Game-in-Forest-on-Plains tile. So the game was very well designed.
Another choice to eliminate luck. How often have we seen that in one player's game 4 scientifics get three different techs, while in someone else's game all 4 of them get the same tech? Again the game is already decided. With only one scientific, everyone will get exactly one free tech. So the tech pace will depend solely on your own skills...I established Embassies with six other tribes, none of them Scientific
Hmm, perhaps I made the game a little too easy...And it was my best Space Race result ever with a Jason score well above 11'000
Question: I thought up to now that RCP around the FP has no effect? One only has to make sure that the cities around the FP are at most as far away from the FP as the closest "ordinary core first-ring city" is from the Palace?! (Meaning: if you have RCP 6 around the Palace, than all cities that have distance 6 or less from the FP, have first rank corruption.)and the RCP 3+6 around the FP city
That's exactly how it isMeaning: if you have RCP 6 around the Palace, than all cities that have distance 6 or less from the FP, have first rank corruption.
Well done PF, you beat me both in score and launch date.
Actually, no. I could always accomodate the growth of cities with enough jungle clearing, thanks to a massive workforce.Clearing Jungle takes forever. I think your second core might have been functional a bit too late?