4000 BC (0) After several rolls I finally got a start with food. Based on how tough the last one was, we can't afford a food-starved start. I start a 40 turn run on writing. I've lowered the maximum research time with this one to help the human player. I should have done a long time ago. 2850 BC (23) We meet India, but no deals are possible. 2750 BC (25) We meet Persia, and no deals are possible again. We also met China, and make a major deal. They get alphabet and pottery, and we get bronze working, masonry, warrior code and $10. We are only down ceremonial burial at the moment. 2630 BC (28) The deal favors Babylon, but we give him alphabet for ceremonial burial. 2470 BC (32) Once I can afford to take the game from Jakarta, this should be a nice production city. Right now 4-turn settlers need the game. 2230 BC (38) We meet Egypt, but no trades happen. 2190 BC (39) The expansion phase continues with another decent production city.