So far I always played tall, but I'm aware that a lot of civs benefit more from playing wide than playing tall. My idea of playing wide is to get 3 cities out quick, get NC, than get some more cities, probably 5-6 (I usually play large maps). Often though I'm stuck with 4 cities regardless, since my neighbors do their own settlin', and I just think: Damm, wish I went for tradition instead. At turn 5-10 when I get my culture from ruins I can't foretell if I will have room for 5-6 cities, so taking liberty is a big risk and I'm yet to see it paying it off. I once had a game where it was the other way around, where I wished I took Liberty becuase there was just space everywhere, but that was the only one. I play on Emperor. Soo....how do you play wide? As a general idea, with the civs around you not being overy agressive or passive either.