If anyone is planning on starting an Earth18 series, I suggest downloading and using the StartingLocations mod: http://forums.civfanatics.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=14423 Load the mod, open the sr-neutral map as a custom scenario and you can choose or randomize the familiar Earth18 map with any of the 36 civs in BTS in or very close to their historical locations! Makes the game so much more fun playing as Roosevelt when you don't know who will spawn. You might get both Bull and Monty as neighbours or you might get all of Americas empty except you! Or you can choose the civs you want... The mod doesn't change any gameplay mechanics and is bug-free. I've been using for a while.