Hi all! First of all, many thanks to all of you for your great posts, I have learnt a great deal from this forum, I love it! So after reading this great thread: http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=546111 by Todelotti I have been inspired to try to achieve a similar victory with similar settings. I have long believed that my bad luck has played a big part in my games, I hardly ever get chance to follow a lot of the advice on these forums simply because I often get given really poor maps and really unfortunate situations. By trying to play a comparable game I wish to test just how much influence my bad has on my game! So here are the settings: Map: Pangaea Climate: Temperate Sea Level: Medium Shore Line: Random Map Size: Standard Difficulty: Monarch Game Speed: Normal Leader/Civ: Ragnar / Viking Empire Save file: View attachment Bad Luck BC-4000.CivBeyondSwordSave So, how do we begin?