BOTM 174: Isabella of Spain. Isabella, Conquistadors, and Citadels - how nice. You start with a Citadel (but no conquistadors). Map unedited (except for your city tile). You also start with 50 gold. There is an Adventurer save at Emperor difficulty if you aren't comfortable with Deity difficulty. Game settings: Playing as: Isabella of Spain Rivals: 5 AIs Difficulty: Deity Starting Era: Ancient Speed: Normal Options: Permanent alliances, no goody huts, no random events Victory Conditions: All enabled Map settings: Map: Big and Small World Wrap: Cylindrical Mapsize: Worldsize_standard Climate: Climate_temperate Sea level: Sealevel_medium Isabella is Spiritual and Expansive, and you start with Mysticism and Fishing. The Spiritual trait gives no anarchy and double production speed of Temple and Cristo Redentor The Expansive trait gives +2 health/city and +50% hammers for worker production and double production speed of Granary and Harbor Unique unit: Conquistador (replaces Cuirassier) The Conquistador benefits from: gets defensive bonuses, and 50% combat bonus against melee units. Unique Building: Citadel (replaces Castle) A Castle that provides +5 experience to siege engines. Starting screenshot This is the start of the game (click for a bigger image): Note that in this game, any espionage-culture victories will be counted as cultural victories. Adventurer Class bonuses: Emperor Difficulty. No starting techs for Barbarians. AIs still have deity starting units. To Enter the Competition: This competition will open at 00:01 am on 20 Apr 2019, 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 27 May 2019. 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 3.19.005 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.