Welcome to the fourth quarter of the 2020 edition of the friendly Civilization III Game of the Month competition! Thread Structure The spoiler threads will be published at once, and all game discussion will take place there. This thread is only of discussion about the game as such, not about its content: technical problems, planning and other meta issues. I will publish a note in each thread as the game proceeds allowing ever more spoiler information to be published and discussed. Scope of the Games Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Game GOTM180 COTM153 Civilization France Ottomans Difficulty Deity Regent Map size Standard Standard Map topology Archipelago, 60% water, 3 billion years old Continents Climate Normal and temperate Wet and warm Rivals 7 11 Barbarians Roaming Sedentary Designer Più Freddo Captain Jack Schedule Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Release GOTM180 COTM153 1 October 2020 First Spoiler OCN or Metropolis 15 October 2020 Second Spoiler Middle Ages 1 November 2020 Final Spoiler Industrial Times or Game Submitted 15 November 2020 Submission End PLEASE NOTE THE DATE! 31 December 2020 Spoiler Status Progressing spoiler rules will be published here and in the first message of the spoiler threads at the appropriate time. We are currently soliciting Pre-Game Discussion No spoiler information from after opening the game save file is allowed! Forbidden Palace Available or Size 12 Spoilers are allowed covering the game up until being allowed to build the Forbidden Palace or reaching the size 12, in one of your cities, whichever occurs earlier. No spoiler information from after fulfilling the spoiler requirement is allowed! Middle Ages Spoilers are allowed covering the game up until reaching the Middle Ages. The results of getting and trading bonus technologies at this stage are a permissible topic as well. No spoiler information from after fulfilling the spoiler requirement is allowed! Industrial Times or Game Submitted Spoilers are allowed covering the game up until reaching Industrial Time or having submitted the game. The results of getting and trading bonus technologies at this stage are a permissible topic as well. No spoiler information from after fulfilling the spoiler requirement is allowed!