Would you rather build many small cities or few big ones? I personally cant get over the civ2 habit and make sure not one sqaure is being overlapped by cities. In civ2, i did it for the extra science men i could make, which had a HUGE impact on my sci. However, in civ3 the sci and tax ppl arent nearly as good, to my dissapointment... I have about 20 big cities that are the core of my empire, all near the capital and forbidden palace ( i built fb just a little too close in the beginning...) Even during war in democracy, they still had wltk days, cause the extra ppl turned into entertainers (on regent). However, i can still see the advantage of many small ones, like more cities to have cultural buildings like temples... Also, they would probably make invasion of ur empire harder and losing a city wouldnt be so bad ( i once got flanked and got a size 38 city razed... I just had to reload ) What do u guys think?