So I decided to play my first game as the Mayans, who are pretty awesome. But I noticed one thing about their special ability. I got through about half my great people based on the Mayan calendar when I noticed I wasn't producing any Great Scientists even though my universities were full. When I checked it out, I saw that I needed 800 great person points before my next Great Scientist. I was 55 turns away from my first GS in my capital, which contained a garden, The Leaning Tower and the National Epic. So that means that the Mayan great people you periodically get count as generated great people, not free ones. This is a double edged sword because instead of being able to control the great people you get and focusing on scientists, you are forced to chose one of each great person, even though you get them more frequently in the early game. I'm only up to the end of the renaissance, so I'm not sure how this is going to affect the rest of the game. It could also have something to do with the fact that I'd generated 3 great prophets through faith. Does anyone know if this ups the necessary great person points in your cities?