BOTM 182: CivGamer of Greece. Random Leaders, Random Personalities, Random World. Events. Huts. Have Fun. Game settings: Playing as: Alexander of Greece Rivals: 6 AIs Difficulty: Emperor Starting Era: Ancient Speed: Normal Options: Random personalities Victory Conditions: All enabled Map settings: Map: Random World Wrap: Cylindrical Mapsize: Worldsize_standard Climate: Climate_temperate Sea level: Sealevel_medium Alexander is Philosophical and Aggressive, and you start with Fishing and Hunting. The Philosophical trait gives +100% great people birth rate and double production speed of University The Aggressive trait gives free Combat I promotion for melee and gunpowder units and double production speed of Barracks and Drydock Unique unit: Phalanx (replaces Axeman) The Phalanx benefits from: 100% defence bonus against chariot. This compares with the Axeman which has: no directly comparable benefits. Unique Building: Odeon (replaces Colosseum) + 2 , + 3 , allows 2 artist specialists, +1 from Hit Singles, +1 / 20% slider Spoiler Colosseum : only 1, no culture, no extra artist jobs, no appreciation of classic rock 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 16 Aug 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 22 Sep 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.