I've been playing Civ III on and off for over a decade now. It's one of my all-time favourite games. But it wasn't until I found these forums a couple of years ago that I realised how much more there was you could do with it. A lot of other games await out there, and I do intend to move on from Civ III one day. But before then, I've got a bucket list of things I've always wanted to do with Civ III - and I'm worried that the dwindling community of Civ III players means that these will become harder and harder to do as time goes by. So, I thought I'd put down that list here, to see how far I can get. Beat the game on Emperor - thanks to the strategy articles on this site, and reading some of the old succession games, I've improved my game enough to beat it on Monarch; I reckon Emperor would be fun, but I've no desire to squeeze every last drop of blood out of the game by learning to beat it on Sid! Complete all the Conquests - Civ III Conquests has 9 'Conquests' scenarios spanning human history, and I'm ashamed to say I've only completed two of them (Mesopotamia and Rise of Rome). I want to at least beat each of them once. Play a Play-By-Email (PBEM) game - this is one I've manage to achieve, playing some CFC members in El Justo's incredible scenario, Age of Imperialism - the PBEM game has lasted nearly two years already, and still going strong. I'd like to play some more PBEM games before moving on - maybe completing some of the Conquests, above, as PBEM games (message me if you're interested!) - in progress Play through some of CFC's amazing mods & scenarios - Related to the above - I've downloaded a few of these, but haven't had a chance to work my way through them. I'd like at the least to try and complete a game in each of the following: Age of Imperialism, Escape from Zombie Island 2, The Rood and the Dragon, Hegemon, the Medieval Europe Mod, The Desert and the Mountain, and The Cold War Deluxe - probably enough to keep me going for a life-time! (For anyone that's interested, I'm playing on a Mac and have managed to get all of the above to work on my computer) Play in a Succession Game - I lurked one or two of these for a while, but the discussions became a bit too intense. Maybe this'd be another good way to work through the Conquests. As with PBEM, I'm worried the opportunity to do this will disappear before too long, as the community moves onto newer pastures - in progress - sign up here! Compete in the Game of the Month (GOTM/COTM) competition - similarly, this is another community that seems on the verge of extinction, and another challenge I'd like to try while it still exists. I've managed to submit one of these - winning a purple shield for my diplomatic victory! - but one or two more would be fun. It's just a question of waiting for one at a level I can compete at (maybe the Scandinavian Monarch in July) - complete! And finally, write a Civ III Story - inspired by the stories in Stories & Tales, I'd like to try and document some of my progress through all of the above in one or two hopefully entertaining stories to share on these forums. One omission from the above list is to get my name on the Civ III Hall of Fame - mainly because I have no intention of becoming one of the best Civ III players of all time, but rather want to make sure I don't miss out of any of the fun hiding in its depths. So - I'll maybe post back here as I tick things off this list, but what do you think? Has anyone else got a Civ III bucket list? Is there anything missing here that I absolutely should do before moving on? And how long do you reckon this will take me?!