From this German article we learned that there will be a downright 'Pro'-Civ in BNW. What could this mean: 'Pro'-Civ? What could be so professional (= hard to play, suitable only for the experts) with any "standard" civilization? There are other recent threads (this one and this one), that deduce Venice as part of a fully fleshed out civilization due to CS-colors. (A very sophisticated and professional work itself. Chapeau!) Italy is speculated, but I don't think it will be in because of Rome. So, Venice itself might be a civilization. But which cities could be founded by a "Venice Empire"? This is even harder to answer than the Hun's city list. Maybe there are no cities to be founded! Maybe... Venice is designed to be played as 'One City Challange"! Of course it is possible to play an OCC simply by picking the corresponding point in the start menu. But as full civilization by it's own, Venice could be tailored to be played with a single city only. What could those specialized unique abilities be? - Emphasize to naval trade seems to be inevitable. - Maybe settlers are still available, but can only found non-growing / non-producing outposts to grab resources? - Maybe Venice gets an UB/UA that transforms it into a production powerhouse to be able to compete with "grown up" civilizations? Other ideas? Which abilities could an OCC civ get, to be played as interesting and competitive "standard"-civilization? -- Moderators: While this thread could have been hosted under one of the already existing threads, I think that this idea deserves it's own discussion. However, feel free to disagree and merge it with one of those threads.