I'm trying to get high score in monarch, but I always end up less than 1000 before 0AD (or 0BC ), even I got good start location. If I continue to play until 0AD 1. I would get Great Lib. 2. The 1st civ in middle ages (at least in my continent) 3. Got monotheism free. But whatever I do, the score is still low before 0AD (and as usuall, I got all techs from phony war, except literature, and polytheism) BTW 1.29f, Germany, Monarchy,12 civs, large map, archipelago.