Hello everyone, I'm ionize a casual Civ3 player. I didn't play C3C for a long time and I want to play some more games now and I want to get beyond Regent. My problem in the past was that I'd start a few games, and I'd also read the story and SG threads as well as strategy stuff. After that I always wanted to try all of the learnt at once. This way I often quit playing out of frustration as nothing was working for me. So I'm still awful at Civ3. I had the idea of starting a game with my personal settings and keep turn-logs like in the SGs and hope for some feedback from you guys that will help me see my errors and improve upon them. From here on out I will start my active game log: Initial thoughts: 1.) I want to try Monarch before going for Emperor. I feel pretty comfortable with Regent by now and I tried Emperor ones (after I read the topic on transitioning from Monarch to Emperor) and lost right away. This is why I want to play a game on Monarch. 2.) I always won my games through a vote or a spaceship. Now it is time to try and conquer all enemy countries. This way I want to play a Conquest/Domination game (but I leave the other VCs open for the AI). 3.) I won't pick a race. I won't roll various starts. I really need to try the first thing that comes along. I'll see how this will go. Map Settings: * Size=Small * Landmass=Continents (60%) * Barbarians=roaming * Geographie=Normal/Climate/4 Billion * Rivals=5 (all random) ==Hit Enter== And I am ruler of Sumeria. That's new to me. We'll see how it goes then.