WOTM 64: Ragnar of Vikings. You play as Santa... well, sort of. Ragnar of the vikings was well known for his Christmas visits, or raids, and for presents. Most of the presents were for himself, but that is just a minor detail! Have fun in this Warlords Immortal game.... a hard ask always! Game settings: Playing as: Ragnar of Vikings Rivals: 6 AIs Difficulty: Immortal Starting Era: Ancient Speed: Normal Options: None, All Goody Huts removed Victory Conditions: All enabled Map settings: Map: Snaky Archipelago World Wrap: Cylindrical Mapsize: Standard Climate: Temperate Sea level: Medium 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) The Berserker benefits from: free promotions: amphibious, and 10% city attack bonus. This compares with the Maceman which has: 0% city attack bonus. Unique Building: Trading Post (replaces Lighthouse) The Trading Post is a normal lighthouse except it also gives all boats built there an extra movement point. Very handy for coastal berserker raids!! Starting screenshot This is the start of the game (click for a bigger image): To Enter the Competition: This competition will open at 00:01 am on 27 Dec 2014, 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 11 Feb 2015. Here is a link to a list of the differences between Vanilla, Warlords and BtS. Software Versions Windows: This game MUST be played in Warlords (NOT Civ4 Vanilla or Beyond the Sword), patched to version 2.13, and with the HOF mod version 2.13.003 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 Warlords (NOT Civ4 Vanilla or Beyond the Sword), patched to version 2.13, and with the Mac HOF mod version 2.13.001 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.