BOTM 175: Suryavarman of Khmer. Suryavarman II of Khmer. You start with two scouts and two settlers and 90 gold. Because of the popularity of the last deity game - Other civilizations start with deity techs and units: wheel, agriculture, hunting, archery, [also possibly fishing, mining, or mysticism depending on civilization]; 2 scouts, 2 settlers, 4 archers, 1 worker. They also start with 100 gold. Game settings: Playing as: Suryavarman of Khmer Rivals: 6 AIs Difficulty: Noble Starting Era: Ancient Speed: Normal Options: No barbarians, random personalities (yes huts, yes events) Victory Conditions: All enabled Map settings: Map: Fractal World Wrap: Cylindrical Mapsize: Worldsize_standard Climate: Climate_temperate Sea level: Sealevel_low Suryavarman is Expansive and Creative, and you start with Hunting and Mining. The Expansive trait gives +2 health/city and +25% hammers for worker production and double production speed of Granary and Harbor The Creative trait gives +2 culture/city each turn and double production speed of Colosseum, Library and Theatre Unique unit: Ballista Elephant (replaces War Elephant) + 50% combat strength vs mounted units. Targets mounted units first outside cities. Unique Building: Baray (replaces Aqueduct) +1 in addition to Aqueduct +2 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. To Enter the Competition: This competition will open at 00:01 am on 3 May 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 3 Jun 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.