Special thanks to Bede for coming up with the title. The variant is two-fold: 1. We don't pay a dime for tech. We can trade techs/resources for techs/resources/gold, but we can never pay gold in a deal involving AI techs. 2. Passive. We may never attack (including bombard) AI cities except AI capitals. And we can only take/raze capital once for each AI, which means if AI capital moves, we cannot attack the new capital. The goal is Domination, 100K culture or space, by the order of preference. Map: standard Pangea, 70% land. Difficulty: Emperor Civ: some scientific one. Sumeria or Russia? Or even Babylon? The passive idea comes from LotR13. We'll need to gain territory by settling inside AI territory, culture flip or propaganda. We are going for domination! This got to be fun. Please also read Oystein's study on Espionage. I suspect we'll revolt into Communism, but let's see. Roster: microbe LKendter meldor grahamiam Bede I'll start this in 2 days. Now decide our Civ.