Spoiler : Well its traditional to have some sort of plan. I've thought about this and I've just got to improve my economy, build more cities (still) and keep some troops up. It will mainly depend what the Indian fella is doing as well. I need to find techs no-one has for trade value. My main goal for the set is to not be last in points by then end (currently 100 from Bizmark). We meet Asoka. He is at least 6 techs up. My hopes are dying here as he has Nationalism, my big trading hope. I can only hope I get there before Joao and Victoria. Don't be stupid Ozbenno. Even the Taj Mahal has been built . First plan down the toilet. Go Printing Press next as it will help and might have some trade value. Finally get my Academy in the capital. The bad RNG on scientists has hindered my progress here. Asoka, I take back everything bad I ever said about you. Qin takes the barb city 1 turn before I would have. I get some trade value from PP (Liberalism, Gunpowder) and then head towards Replaceable Parts and get more this (Economics and something else I forget???). Switch civics to Free Religion, Free Trade and Free Speech. Go for a second Academy. Here'e the situation at 1600AD. Slightly better against Asoka but not Vicky and Joao. Plan to move ahead is to tech directly for Laboratories and try and win the tech war.