I've seen lots of ranking threads here, mainly focused on the civilizations themselves, but has anyone looked at the various Age Dedications and compared them? Obviously, they are situational and people may be motivated to take one over another depending on the game, but I was just struck by one that I had no idea could be so powerful, and so I wanted to start a discussion on this to get your thoughts. In my case, yesterday I took the Golden Age Dedication "Heartbeat of Steam" for one simple reason: I was playing as Korea and also running Natural Philosophy. Holy crap on a stick! Overnight every single one of my cities gained +8 production from that Dedication (and my capital gained 9.6 because of Ruhr Valley) Now that's some serious OP right there. I used to think Reform the Coinage was best for peaceful games during that time period, but now I think it's 2nd rate compared to this. (agian, I know it's situational, but in my Inca game I had campus districts with as much as +6 adjacency because of mountains and geothermal vents) What about earlier era dedications? Monumentality as been my favorite for Classical and Medieval era golden ages unless I'm going for a religion. If I'm not, well that's a perfect way to spend all that faith and save production for things other than builders, settlers, and traders. I'm not going to create a detailed list just yet (mainly because I don't have time at the moment), but I would like your input. What, in your opinion, is the generally most OP golden age dedication for each time period? And as a counter, what would you say is the most OP dark age dedication for the same time periods? We can pretty much ignore normal ages as they suck anyway. Also, have you ever intentionally gone into a dark age in order to get a heroic age? I've only managed to do that once since there are so many opportunities to earn era score, I'm always above the normal age threshold long before the current age runs out.