SO I have tried to play Pedro nearly 8 times now in a row. Played on Continents Plus, Communitas and Pangea Plus. ALways Epic Speed, always Large Map 10 opponents, always King difficulty. I have tried to do a Culture Victory as this seems to be what he is geared to, however I cannot seem to win. Most of my games have resulted in very poor starts that I cannot seem to recover from that I abandon before the modern era. The one time I got a good start, with an actual religeon, I was hit with the infamous "You lose button" from Alexander. (An embargo which somehow brought me from a +250 gpt economy to a -10 gpt economy). Question 1: Is there a good way to start out when I am surrounded in Forest Tiles? Pedro has a great late advantage where he can get 10 yeilds per turn on them but this happens so late it's almost too late. If I get a pantheon I always grab the Culture on Jungle tiles. Communitas Maps seem to have much less Jungle tiles on them. Question 2: Is there a known vanilla bug that effects economy during conquests? I have had several instances where once I start conquering a civ and puppet cities my economy all of a sudden tanks but 100 -200 gpt. Question 3: Is there a way to get out of an embargo if Alexander has every CS under his control? I decided I had to attack him and was conquering him one city after another, puppeting then giving the cities away to other civs or freeing the citzens back to there old empire. But all of a sudden my economy tanked and I ran out of time. Question 4: Are there any Wonders I should be targeting above all others?