I confess I haven't tried this forum's search engine. In the "old" Civ games I could establish the number of AI "opponents". When I try to just play single player it seems I don't have a choice. When I try to customize the game it appears I can then limit the number of AI opponents but I don't seem to get the option of choosing my faction and am instead just given a faction (always Chinese). I am a total noob to Civ BTS but not to the Civ games. What's the obvious I'm missing here?