Welcome to any and all lurkers. You're about to see quite a few teams playing a very unorthodox variant! RB29: Cultural Extermination Civ: Catherine/Russia (Creative/Financial) Map Settings: Standard Pangaea, default sea level and shape Other Settings: Prince difficulty, Epic speed, No Barbs Opponents: 6 pre-chosen AIs (Tokugawa, Caesar, Napoleon, Temujin, Roosevelt, Bismarck) Variant Rules: 1) Cities may not be captured or razed under any circumstances. 2) Our units cannot enter enemy territory without Open Borders. The first is self-explanatory. The second takes a number of things off the table: no worker-stealing from the AI, no pillaging them into the ground, nothing like that. We can't even ENTER their territory to attack cities! In order to knock out defenders serving as culture flip garrisons, our borders must expand to the point where they touch the enemy city. We can't ever enter enemy territory! (Although we can do so peacefully via Open Borders.) Our goal is to win by CONQUEST! Team A Sullla darkwatcher LKendter dathon Team B Kylearan regoarrarr EricStratton Ruff_Hi Team C sooooo Quack Kodii sunrise089 RB29: Team D uberfish blid pindicator mostly_harmless I will add links to the other team's threads as they are created. First turnset for the "A" team to follow this post!