I like the tech path you wrote out, Darrell. I guess I'd follow that path but if we happen to clear our continent before we've reached the end of it, immediately finish Astronomy regardless of where we are on the path. The name of the game from here on out is speed. We now have a window of tech superiority. But it's going to close, and we won't get another one. I'm just not sure about Courthouses. I literally don't have a sense of whether it's better to get a few or forgo them altogether. 180H for ~5gpt means roughly a 40T payoff. I'm inclined to just push for units and get rid of the tech leaders--on our continent--asap. We could whip Courthouses in particularly nice cities on the other continent that are worth keeping (though I haven't looked for any). I'd start razing on the other continent; I just don't see how we can afford to keep many, maybe even any. That way we don't have to lose SoD members for garrisons. And if we pillage the land, we want the other AIs to put some effort into building settlers and expanding into undeveloped territory. If the capitulations start coming our way, we can always quickly pop some sistine-spreading cities on our continent to get to Domination quickly. I'm not opposed to an immediate Golden Age, though I could be persuaded to wait until we have our continent and the ability to build cannons.