Hello all. This is my first post here, but I have been reading the War Academy and forums extensively for some time; they have greatly improved my game. I can pretty much always win on Prince but find I struggle on Monarch. I have a difficult time beating Monarch with anyone other than Wang Kon (I almost have a dependence on financial civs and the protective trait allows me to survive the early game). One thing I have noticed is that many players seem to use many of their GP for tech bulbing. Are there some general tips on how/when to do this? Typically, I only tech bulb with prophets to found a religion or MC/machinery if applicable. Otherwise, I have usually been settling GP and/or using their unique abilities (ie academies, shrines, hurry wonder). If I am feeling confident, I will usually save a few for founding corporations later if it looks like my empire is rich with the appropriate resources. Is this a decent strategy or should I rely on GP for more of my technology research? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.