BOTM 214: Sitting Bull of Native America. Sitting Bull on the Great Plains. Not much needs to be said about that, except the Great Plains map was altered in some rather annoying ways. My gift to you is the joy of discovery. For the masochists, play the Challenger save at Deity... the AI get Monarch units PLUS an extra settler and extra archer. Note, as per normal Monarch level, Barbarians begin with archery (in Challenger save they begin with Hunting and archery). Game settings: Playing as: Sitting Bull of Native America Rivals: 7 AIs Difficulty: Monarch Starting Era: Ancient Speed: Normal Options: No goody huts, no random events Victory Conditions: All enabled Map settings: Map: Great Plains with modification World Wrap: None Mapsize: Standard Map latitudes: 25°N to 45°N Sitting Bull is Philosophical and Protective, and you start with Fishing and Agriculture. The Philosophical trait gives +100% great people birth rate and double production speed of University The Protective trait gives free City Garrison I and Drill I promotion for archery and gunpowder units and double production speed of Castle and Walls Unique unit: Dog Soldier (replaces Axeman) The Dog Soldier benefits from: base strength = 4, requires access to nothing, and 100% combat bonus against melee units. This compares with the Axeman which has: base strength = 5, requires access to copper or iron, and 50% combat bonus against melee units. Unique Building: Totem Pole (replaces Monument) Same as monument but adding +3EXP to archery units 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: You will play at Deity difficulty level. Your opponents start with Monarch level units PLUS 1 archer and 1 settler To Enter the Competition: This competition will open at 00:01 am on 1 jun 2021, 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 1 jul 2021. 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.