I just played a game where i spammed cities a la REX and build the apostolic palace/university of sankore/spiral mineret/sistine chapel and the christian shrine, building as many cities as i could within my cultural borders. The temples, cathedrals and monasteries were producing a lot of culture and research and made more then up for the upkeep. In end i had about 10 cities. Every christian building was producing 2 hammers/beakers/coins between 5 and 7 culture. Sometimes ofcourse amplified by cathedrals. I was wondering if you forumers have an opinion. Is city spam with asap temple/monastary's a viable thing to with the apostolic palace? It was on warlord difficultie this time. With the monasteries/temples the city square itself alone produces 4 hammers and obviously if you spam the citys in each others crosses you can share the tiles which allows you to build fewer workers and gives you better efficiency in the early game. I was also spamming Great prophet points which i used to quickly build temples in new settlements. this way a new place gets 6+h/turn very quick.