Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but I think I'm missing something here. I like playing on Huge maps with LOTS of civs, like 12-15 of them, and with lots of city states, like 25-30. To help balance things out I play on Quick speed. I like big, epic games. I generally like playing Domination victory on these types of games (I find science victory too easy and cultural victory too boring). On these types of games, I kick ass on Prince and King levels. On Emperor, its really, really tough. I do okay, as 4th or 5th ranking in overall points, but once in endgame (like around year 2050 and beyond), the remaining civs are so damn powerful there just no way in hell I can take over the remaining 8-9 original capitals I still haven't captured for a Domination victory. My question is do you Emperor-and-above guys play maps with this many civs? Or do you keep the number of civs down to a manageable level (like 3-6) on difficulty levels that high? I'm getting the feeling that paying Dominanion on Emperor with over 10 civs is something that just isn't done...or am I wrong?