Hey guys, big time lurker in these forums and I"m looking for some advice. I've been playing this game on and off for the past few months and finally want to make the jump to trying Deity. I wanted to play as someone I haven't played as, so I decided to try to get a CV with Pedro. I looked at Deau's CV guide that he put out a while ago and it's helped me some, but I still have some questions specific to Brazil. -I know brazil has a slower start because of the jungle bias, but is there any ways to get to NC quicker than turn 100-105? Been trying with 4 city tradition opener, then 3 city, but it seems I still get about the same turn count -In early game, is it best to try to do quests mainly with CS to try to keep them as your allies? I tend to fall really behind on city states usually due to neighbors really friending it up with them and not sure how to really combat that, especially if I want to try to get patronage-scholasticism. -For tradition starts, do people mainly concentrate on growth above all pretty much at the start to try to get a bit larger population before going for more hammers or what? -Along the same lines as the above question, for tradition starts, do you mainly sell of extra luxuries or, if your borderline happy, trade them for luxuries you don't have? This may tie into the CS problem since I don't get luxuries from them. I think if I can work on getting to renaissance a little quicker, I have a better chance at at least 2 of the CV wonders recommended from this period (Sistine/Uffizi) Heres a picture and somewhat breakdown of the game I currently have plus an initial save if anyone wants to help me out. Spoiler : Started off with what I thought is a decent spot on a Continents map, standard settings. After some scouting, it looks like my neighbors on this continent are Bysantine, America, and Sweden. I'm able to get a pantheon pretty quickly due to the amount of copper near my starting location, however the Byzantine are the first to get a religion up, followed a bit later by America. I'm able to get a religion with Earth Mother, Tithe and Pagodas. Trying to catch up on science with the 4 city trad setup, but I still seem slow. By turn 140 I finish education, but Sistine chapel is already completed, followed the next turn by Uffizi.