SGOTM 15 - The Missionary Thanks for this scenario once more go to neilmeister, who brought you The Wizard of Oz. Gandhi has finally completed his training, after years of diligent study, he has mastered the ways of a Hindu priest. The temple that he grew up living next to, has accepted him to join them, but the voyage home is a long and treacherous one. He is of course caught at sea by vikings. They sack and burn the ship, leaving everyone for dead. After days or perhaps weeks at sea, praying to Shiva , Gandhi is washed up in a strange, hostile land. Dazed, in darkness he stumbles inland, following a river, falling asleep on a river beach. You are playing Gandhi of the Indians. For your deliverance, you vow to spread Hinduism to this new world, and spread the name of Shiva. Victory: The laurels will go to the team that can secure the fastest victory. Thats right, everything is in. Level: Emperor. Map: Custom. Speed: Normal. Options: Well, LOTS. Lets see, there's: No City Razing, City Flip After Conquest, Aggressive AI, No Tech Brokering, No Vassal States, No Goody Huts, No Events, Unrestricted Leaders. Victory Conditions: All enabled Opponents: 8 Special Condition: You must found Hinduism, immediately convert to it as your first and only state religion, and then remain Hindu for the entire game. Starting screenshot This is the start of the game (click for a bigger image): Timetable All dates are in 2012. Please sign up in this thread by January 14 at the latest. To help us to assign players to teams, please indicate your preferred team, whether you have played previous SGOTMs or SGs, and the highest level of Civ4 difficulty you can typically win at. The game will start on January 21. The completion deadline will be May 21. Players are advised that delaying victory until the last possible moment is NOT recommended. Apart from the strain on the team, it plays havoc with my pacemaker Awards The laurels will go to the teams that can remain Hindu for the entire game, and secure a victory with the earliest in-game dates, before the real life deadline of May 21. Wooden spoons will go to the team who finishes the game (win or lose) with the lowest score. Notes Versions This game will be played in Civilization IV Beyond the Sword, version 3.19, using the standard BUFFY-3.19.003 HoF mod. If a later BtS patch is released during this game you will NOT be able to use it to play. You will need to complete this game in BtS version 3.19 before updating your copy of BtS, or create and update a separate copy. Mac players can only join in if they are able to run the Windows software on their system. Rules and Procedures Please visit the Civ4 SGOTM reference thread to check out the rules and procedures to ensure that you are adequately prepared for this game. All saved game files uploaded to the server are parsed through software that extracts and archives data about your save, including reload count for each turn set. Spoiler information will absolutely NOT be tolerated in this thread. Please sign up for this game as soon as possible by posting your own details in this thread. I shall publish draft team lists below in the next ten days. Please use the separate Discussion Thread for any non-sign-up questions or comments about this game Current Sign-up Lists The table below shows your stated team preferences. Number of players in each team is shown in brackets, as are non-playing advisers.