http://www.civfanatics.net/uploads9/LK96-2150BC.zip Well I had to restart the game as we shared a single landmass with at least 3 other civsm the first try. IMO this was a false Archipelago. It certainly wasn't how I wanted the game to play out. 3500 BC The first hut I popped gave us Sailing. 3200 BC We are not alone, as I have found the Ottomans. No trades occur at this time. 3150 BC I pop another hut and get Alphabet. Our outrigger meets the Aztecs. At this point I am not sure if we are on the same landmass. I ship them Domestication and Sailing for Masonry, Warfare and $34. Sailing and $70 go to the Ottomans for Pottery. 3050 BC The Wheel and $18 goes to the Ottomans for Scrape Mining. The Wheel and Pottery goes to the Aztecs for Ritualism and $4. 3000 BC I find another hut and get Naval Warfare. I sell Naval Warfare and Ritualism to the Ottomans for $182. I hate large blocks of cash in the AI hands. 2900 BC I meet up with the Vikings. I get the $66 out of their treasury using Pottery. 2850 BC I give the Aztecs Naval Warfare and $115 for Cultivation. 2710 BC I find the French whom are hopelessly behind in tech. $17 isn't even worth the bother of empting from their treasury. 2590 BC The Wheel and $20 goes to the Vikings for Slavery. I empty the Aztecs treasury of $129 for Slavery. 2550 BC Tikei is formed and we claim elephants. 2430 BC I ship the Ottomans Slavery for Caste System and $10. 2350 BC Math and $50 go to the Ottomans for Mysticism. ========================== Summary: We need to beeline to Elephants. We share the landmass with just the Ottomans. War can't be avoided in that situation. The current mini-map and where I found the civs. Signed up: LKendter Sanabas (currently playing) Meldor (on deck) Microbe Romeothemonk Remember 10 turns per round - STRICT 24 hours got it, total 48 to complete.