Ive decided to milk a game or two. Having never done so I ran some test runs, starting on Emperor and working up. Emp was a bit monotonous, and deity is relatively wide open on the HOF tables so Im going with deity. Settings: huge of course, now continents (arch was very boring logistically, though much easier), max land, old wet and warm. The civ: I tried the Maya, who werent too bad. The early supercharged Pyramids golden age where I shoot out two turn settlers from Chichen Itza is nice, but once expansion is over horsemen really couldnt get me to domination too quickly. Sumeria was average, but I decided I didnt need the scientific trait. Ive settled on the Iroquois to dominate my continent as quickly as possible (roughly by 1000 AD) before I turn to the next continent. Games so far and benchmarks Ive developed: I have decided at least 20 cities by 1000 bc are necessary. Points wise, Im shooting for 1500 by 10 AD and 7000+ by 1000 AD. I had over 7500 in my second game, but that was using ROP rape, which destroyed my rep, and in the long run I found that really hurts. Starting wars on other continents, luxes, techs, all were hurt, making the ROP rape not really worth it. Culture is killing me, even with raising and replacing. My own cities start flipping after a while, even with a captured ToA! Frustrating to no end. Also frustrating is my slow computer, which will make the last couple hundred turns long long long. I'll post a start as soon as I find one. I dont really want to run mapfinder for this, as my comp is so slow and I usually just pick play new game anyway. Feel free to throw out some tips/discussion if you've tried a similar game.