This is just a weird thought I had... I've really noticed that the largest difference between this RPG and the last was the fact that the last one didn't depend so much on realism. We practically jumps to the era of knights in the last game, while we stuck to historical accuracy here. In my opinion, the attempts at realism were plain BORING. Yes, it's nice to accurately live out a history with multiple characters living to the technology of their time. But, playing through the ancient ages is just time-consuming, and rather dull. I propose just dropping our attempts to play out real life, and simply set up the game from the beginning as a medieval one, this time allowing people to buy their own tiles once again, so they can form their one empires. Thoughts?