Welcome to your game thread. Please use it and subscribe to it. Please also subscribe to the Maintenance Thread for this game here, where teams and staff may post non-spoiler information of general interest. I hope you enjoy the game. The starting saves will become available on the SGOTM Progress and Results page on August 5, midnight, server local time. Thanks go to Gyathaar for coming up with the variant and developing the map. The variant is Hydrophobic Conquest. You are America, your goal is to conquer your archipelago world, and you are afraid of water. The rules are simple: 1. You will build no boats. Seaborne units are all disabled for America. 3. You must win by Conquest. America must be the only civ standing at the end of your game. 4. Red and Gold Laurels will be awarded respectively to the members of the C3C and Classic teams achieving the fastest conquests. 5. PTW and Vanilla teams are not permitted to leader rush Great Wonders before 1000 BC in this game Here's the start: Map Parameters Playable Civ - America Opponents - Six, preselected World size - 80 wide by 80 high. (Small) Difficulty - Emperor Landform - Archipelago Barbarians - Raging The map is handbuilt, and therefore may not have a standard configuration. Game mods: - America can't build boats. The AI can. - All victory conditions are available except Diplomatic and Spaceship. - Settlers, workers, scouts, explorers, leaders, cruise missiles and tactical nukes can be loaded into helicopters. - A side effect is AIs can load tactical nukes into any boat with transport capacity ... so beware - Bombers have lethal sea bombard only (lethal land bombard removed) - Cruise missiles, stealth bombers and F-15 have both lethal sea and land bombard. Additional change: - C3C will use the same contact and map trading rules as Classic. Contacts can be traded between two civs when one of them knows Writing. Maps can be traded between two civs when one of them knows MapMaking. The SGOTM Mediterranean resources are included in this game. If you have played SGOTM 7 then you will be ready. If not you may need to download and unzip a small graphics mod pack. Vanilla/Mac players need to install the GOTM mods. The best way to achieve this is to use the relevant All-in-one GOTM Installer for your OS, linked in my signature. Please visit the following links to ensure that you are adequately prepared for this game. Vanilla players in particular should understand the late-game equalisation modifications that we don't often have to worry about. The GOTM Reference Thread. SGOTM Reference Thread. Notes: A. The Classic (Play the World and vanilla 1.29) versions of Civ3 AND Conquests version 1.22 (C3C) are all supported in this game. Because of the different game play, Classic and C3C teams will play for separate awards. B. All teams must play the sponsored variant. C. You MUST play from the start file assigned to your team. 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.