Welcome to your C_IV SGOTM 3 Team Thread. Please use it for all internal team communication, turn logs and discussions. Subscribe to it to receive notifications, and do not visit the other team threads for this game until you have finished. Please also subscribe to the Maintenance Thread for this game, where teams and staff may post non-spoiler information of general interest. The Game As Peter The Great, Leader of All the Russias, you are charged with achieving a Diplomatic or Space Victory. This Monarch difficulty game is on a Standard size, Gyathaar-special, crowded map, at Epic speed, against 17 rivals. All victory conditions are enabled, but the laurels for this contest will be awarded to the teams who achieve the fastest Diplomatic or Space victory. Version Your team will play this map in Civilization IV version 1.61, using the standard HoF Mod for Windows version 1.61. This is currently HOF_Mod-1.61.008, but we shall use the latest version of the mod as at the start date for the game. Your start file will be available on the SGOTM Progress and Results Page at midnight, server local time, at the start of December 1st. Here's the starting position - click the image below to see a larger version. Map Parameters Playable Leader/Civ - Peter of Russia Rivals - all the other 17 civs in version 1.61 World size - Standard Difficulty - Monarch Landform - Archipelago, low sea level, tropical Game Speed - Epic AI Aggression - Aggressive Barbarians - Standard Permanent Alliances Enabled No City Razing Notes Please visit the Civ4 SGOTM reference thread to check out the rules and procedures to ensure that you are adequately prepared for this game. BOTH Civilization IV v1.61 and Warlords v.2.08 are supported for this SGOTM. No other versions can be used, and you will have to stick with your chosen version throughout the game. Teams will compete for four awards for each version of the game - the Gold, Silver and Bronze Laurels for the fastest finishes, and the Wooden Spoons for the lowest scoring finisher. All teams must play the sponsored variant - awards will be given to teams who achieve Diplomatic or Space victories in the least turns. All saved game files uploaded to the server are parsed through software that extracts and archives data about your save, including reload count for each turn set. Remember, Rule Number 11: Have Fun.