GOTM 124: Asoka of India. Asoka, grandson of Chandragupta Maurya, needs to overcome nine other civilizations to achieve true greatness. India has the best unique unit in the game. The start, not so great. Game settings: Playing as: Asoka of India Rivals: 9 AIs Difficulty: Noble Starting Era: Ancient Speed: Normal Options: Raging barbarians Victory Conditions: All enabled Map settings: Map: unedited custom continents (3) World Wrap: Cylindrical Mapsize: Worldsize_standard Climate: Climate_temperate Sea level: Sealevel_medium Asoka is Spiritual and Organized, and you start with Mysticism and Mining. The Spiritual trait gives no anarchy and double production speed of Temple The Organized trait gives -50% civic upkeep and double production speed of Courthouse and Lighthouse Unique unit: Fast Worker (replaces Worker) The Fast Worker benefits from: 3 movement points. This compares with the Worker which has: 2 movement points. Starting screenshot This is the start of the game (click for a bigger image): This competition will open at 00:01 am on 21 May 2016, 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 9 Jul 2016. Here is a link to a list of the differences between Vanilla, Warlords and BtS. Software Versions Windows: This game MUST be played in Civ4 Vanilla (NOT Beyond the Sword or Warlords), patched to version 1.74, and with the HOF mod version 1.74.004 installed. You can download the HOF mod here. Players using Windows Vista or Windows 7 are encouraged to read the notes on Vista fixes here. If you have not installed BtS, you will need to update the relevant DLL files in order to match the Locked Assets checks. These are available here.** Macintosh: This game MUST be played in Civ4 Vanilla (NOT Beyond the Sword or Warlords), patched to version 1.74, and with the Mac HOF mod version 1.74.002 installed. You can download the Mac HOF 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.