I'm currently in a rather tense game on Deity. As the Khmer, I had a beautiful capital site after moving a bit (two golds, corn, and approximately a billion flood plains - especially great with an Expansive civ), but quickly got boxed in by everyone's favorite madman, Montezuma. To make matters worse, the Fractal map rolled what was essentially a Pangaea. Everyone except one civ on the continent quickly adopted the same religion and started trading like mad, resulting in a very high tech pace. With little land (four cities) and no economic traits, I had no chance of keeping up. Expecting a war with Monty sooner or later however much I mollified him (and I actually changed religions twice in ten turns because he changed his), I decided to head for my very overpowered UU as I had ivory. Just as I started whipping out elephants, though, I saw him start researching feudalism (my espionage rate was high). Coupled with the fact that virtually all his cities were on hills, this nearly made me give up hope. I decided to soldier on, however, and soon declared war on Asoka, who had founded several religions (though he only had one shrine) and was the only civ not in Hinduism. I was pretty much just going through the motions as I knew he would have longbowmen soon, but my elephants did surprisingly well against longbows with plenty of catapult support and I gradually pushed him back and took six of his cities. Now I control plenty of land, but am falling behind on technology. He has pikemen, which are decimating my elephants, and I think it would be a good idea to make peace for a bit, maybe gathering a new stack to take his last two cities. He's been dogpiled by Monty as well (who hasn't taken a single city so far in spite of sending huge stacks at him ... what a loser) and is desperate for peace. Now, here's the thing. I desperately need every beaker I can get in techs from him, since I'm so far behind. However, there isn't any "would this deal work?" button when at war. How can I tell if he will accept a deal without actually offering it to him?