After Writing, you come to an interesting decision point on where to direct your research path. In most general games, if you wanted to beeline towards a tech, which route would you prefer? 1. Aesthetics --> Literature route 2. Mathematics/Alphabet --> Currency --> Code of Laws route I think the Meditation --> Code of Laws route is most likely tried if you go for the Oracle, but otherwise, the Currency route is probably the more common, isn't it? Or would you try to trade for techs in the Meditation line and then beeline to Code of Laws? Also, for your 1st Great Scientist, would you consider bulbing Aesthetics? It's possible if you somehow obtain Mathematics via trade with AI and not have Sailing yet. Getting Sailing directs your Great Scientist to Compass, which is probably not very popular for bulbing.