So I have another post about tech trading. I am in this game right now where I want to trade Mansa Musa gunpowder for lots of gold and machinery. Here's what happens: I put gunpowder on my side of the table and machinery on his, and ask 'what would make this deal work?' he adds theology, his world map, and 55 gold to the trade. I take off theology and 55 gold because i don't want theology, i want all his gold. i ask him again, 'what would make this deal work?' now, he does what i want and offers machinery, world map, and all 640 of his gold for my gunpowder. now here's where it gets interesting. i press 'sorry, we cannot accept such a deal' and then again straight to 'what would make this deal work?' and he adds military tradition to my side of the table. when i click MT away, he no longer will accept the trade that he was going to accept a few clicks ago. if you want to try it out yourself, i have the save posted. turns out that AI trading is not just about laying out acceptable terms, it's also about the order you lay them out in, i guess... any ideas?