BOTM 102: Hannibal in the World of Finance You will play as Hannibal of Carthage (FIN/CHM traits). Because you and all your opponents have the financial trait, you all start with the knowledge of Currency - in addition to your normal starting techs, which are Fishing and Mining. All the world's stone and marble resources are visible in the starting screenshot - so if you need some help with the raging barbarians (who start with hunting and archery), the Great Wall might be your friend. A special 1-time mapmaker's award for Total Number of World Wonders you BUILD will also be announced in the Results thread - the Most Wonderful Game Award! (Number of turns it takes you will not be considered). Builders... have FUN! Note: Espionage culture victories will count as normal culture victories for this game. Game settings: Playing as: Hannibal of Carthage Rivals: 7 AI Difficulty: Monarch Starting Era: Ancient Speed: Normal Options: RAGING barbarians, no huts, no events Victory Conditions: All enabled Map settings: Map: Pangea, Low Seas World Wrap: Cylindrical Mapsize: Standard Your traits are Charismatic and Financial and you start with knowledge of FISHING, and MINING and CURRENCY Unique unit: Numidian Cavalry (replaces Horse Archer) Unique unit for Carthage; Replaces Horse Archer Immune to first strikes Doesn't receive defensive bonuses Can withdraw from combat (20% chance) Flank attack against Catapults and Trebuchets Starts with Flanking I +50% attack vs. Catapults and Trebuchets +50% vs. Melee Units Unique building is the Cothon; Replaces Harbor Can only be built in a coastal city +1 trade route +1 health from Fish, Crab, Clams +50% commerce from trade routes Starting screenshot This is the start of the game (click for a bigger image): Adventurer Class bonuses: If Monarch level is normally too hard for you, since this is the "easy" cycle in the BOTM schedule, and Adventurer save is available to help you master Monarch level. The barbarians start with NO technology (compared to Hunting and Archery in the normal save), and you have a worker from the start - located 1E from the settler. Challenger Class Equalizers: N/A To Enter the Competition: This competition will open at 00:01 am on 01 March 2016, server local time (UTC-6:00). From that date and time, you'll be able to get your chosen starting save >>>here<<<. Submit the save after your victory (or defeat) here, by 01 April 2016. Here is a link to a list of the differences between Vanilla, Warlords and BtS. Here is a link to a list of the differences between Vanilla, Warlords and BtS. Software Versions Windows: This game MUST be played in Beyond the Sword (NOT Civ4 Vanilla or Warlords), patched to version 3.19, and with the BUFFY mod version 3.19.003 installed. You can download the BUFFY mod here. Players using Windows Vista or Windows 7 are encouraged to read the notes on Vista fixes here. Macintosh: This game MUST be played in Beyond the Sword (NOT Civ4 Vanilla or Warlords), patched to version 3.19, and with the Mac BUFFY mod version 3.19.003 installed. You can download the Mac BUFFY mod here. While playing... Remember - for your entry to be accepted, it MUST be your first attempt to play this game, and you MUST NOT replay any turns. If you make a mistake while playing, you have to live with it, learn from it, and carry on the game without replaying. We will open 'spoiler' threads during the month for players to discuss what happens in their games. Do not discuss any details of your game outside those threads.