Good day, forum patrons. I've decided to start a new game series featuring yours truly playing the generally not-so-well liked game speed Marathon. I see some people calling it too arduous to play while others say it's too easy. I will not comment on either of those as I've always been a Marathon player and this is the way I play. Furthermore, I do not recall seeing any showgames played on Marathon so here we go. I will not be playing in specific pre-determined turnsets like first to 2000 BC, then to 1 AD and so forth but rather as my schedule allows and I feel like playing. I will, however, attempt to gain some regularity if there's interest in a series like this. So, to the rules. I will obviously be playing each game on Marathon. The difficulty will be Immortal and I'll attempt to variate the additional rules for each game individually. For the first installment, Hannibal, the additional rules include: Aggressive AI Choose Religions No Tech Brokering Random events are on Huts are on Large Pangaea with a natural coastline, medium sea level. I will forgo posting Hannibal's (CHM/FIN) face , his UU (Numidian Cavalry) and his UB (Cothon) as I'm rather sure that the people who follow this forum are familiar with said details. Here's the start: Personally I'm leaning towards settling in place. If anything, health always seems to keep me down so I'm all about the fresh water. Furthermore, it seems like the coast goes north so I can settle a city to claim the fish later on. Edit: All sorts of feedback is welcome, as are shadow games.