I've recently gained an immense interest in playing Sid pangea games... something I've wanted to do for a while actually. I've spent the past couple of hours reading old thread on Sid games. Update: To encourage reading, or re-reading of a more powerful strategy for use posts of mine before post 10 are in spoiler tags. Discussion of the strategy starts at post 10. Spoiler : Has anyone tried the following? 1. Find the AI farthest away from you. Or one far enough away that they can't get to you fast, and also hopefully, they have a lot of techs you want. Make sure you don't have any active 20 turn deals with them. 2. Have a bunch of settlers ready to plop down and a unit by each of those settlers. I don't think it'll matter what type of unit you have, unless the AI gets a unit for free when receiving a city. 3. Plop the settlers down. 4. Gift those new cities to the AI you "found" in step 1. 5. Declare war and use the adjacent units to take all those cities immediately. 6. Wait a few turns, then "pointy-stick" the AI for as much techs/gold/etc. you can get. 7. Wait 20 turns and return to step 1. Problems: 1. You'll have to rebuild roads/improvements if you had them there already. 2. You'll need a fairly steady stream of settlers. 3. The AIs attitude will decrease with every city that gets auto-razed. I guess you could you could join a worker to any city, so you capture it instead of razing it. And you could grow the city larger, making the AI think it's losing a war even more badly (anyone know if a capturing a size 12 city makes any difference in terms of how badly the AI believes it's losing a war vs. a size 7 city?). Then again, the nationality of the AIs will change, so you'll have resistance, so maybe that doesn't work, and that requires a steady stream of workers also. Capture then abandon the city maybe? Anyone ever tried anything like this?