BOTM 187: De Gaulle of France. Return of the Evil Mapmaker. De Gaulle of Gaul. Prince or Deity. Discuss evilness of the map in the first spoiler. Game settings: Playing as: De Gaulle of France Rivals: 8 AIs Difficulty: Prince Starting Era: Ancient Speed: Normal Options: No goody huts, no random events Victory Conditions: All enabled Map settings: Map: Fractal World Wrap: Cylindrical Mapsize: Worldsize_large Climate: Climate_temperate Sea level: Sealevel_medium De Gaulle is Industrious and Charismatic, and you start with The Wheel and Agriculture. The Industrious trait gives +50% wonder production and double production speed of Forge The Charismatic trait gives +1 happiness/city, and -25% experience required for unit promotions Unique unit: Musketeer (replaces Musketman) The Musketeer benefits from: 2 movement points. This compares with the Musketman which has: 1 movement point. Unique Building: Salon (replaces Observatory) The Salon is an Observatory that comes with a free artist. (Seems to me a contender for most useless special building. Even if you are going for a culture win, it comes rather late in the game. Ok with Representation.) 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. Challenger Class Equalizers: Deity Difficulty. No starting techs for barbarians. To Enter the Competition: This competition will open at 00:01 am on 31 Dec 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 10 Feb 2020. 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.