Here are the settings Map Size: Standard (might be large, I forget) Land Mass: Pangea 70% water It is 950 bc and the land grab phase of the game is down for me and everybody else I believe. I think I did quiet well considering the difficulty and land mass. The problem is the tech rate. I am still in the begining branchs of the Ancient Age and the AI is VERY close to going into the Medevil age if they are not there already. My question is, how can I catch up in tech. I have no luxuries so 20% of my income is going to that, which will have to rise soon. I have 1 river and its not that big. What do I need to do to get caught up? I have all the first techs except the wheel and the only other tech I have is Iron Working, and to no surprise, I have no iron Any advise is welcome. I have included this picture incase it is of any use.