BOTM 229: Ragnar of Vikings. How do you think the Vikings will fare on deity level? This is your chance to find out! As a small gift, you start with a workboat instead of as well as the usual settler and warrior Game settings: Playing as: Ragnar of Vikings Rivals: 6 AIs Difficulty: Deity Starting Era: Ancient Speed: Normal Options: No goody huts, no random events Victory Conditions: All enabled Map settings: Map: Fractal World Wrap: Cylindrical Mapsize: Standard Climate: Tropical Sea level: Medium Map latitudes: -90°S to 90°N Ragnar is Financial and Aggressive, and you start with Fishing and Hunting. The Financial trait gives +1 commerce on any plot that already has at least 2 commerce The Aggressive trait gives free Combat I promotion for melee and gunpowder units and double production speed of Barracks and Drydock Unique unit: Berserker (replaces Maceman) True to the seafaring nature of the Vikings, the beserker starts with the amphibious promotion, which removes the combat penalty for attacking directly from a boat or across a river. It also has +10% city attack strength. Unique Building: Trading Post (replaces Lighthouse) The trading post gives a free navigation I promotion to water units built in its city. Very useful for exploring or for coastal invasions! Starting screenshot This is the start of the game (click for a bigger image): Adventurer Class bonuses: You play on emperor difficulty (but the AI still starts with deity level starting units, so it'll probably be a pretty tough emperor). To Enter the Competition: This competition will open at 00:01 am on 15 Jan 2022, 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 15 Feb 2022. 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.