Ok here is my proposition. You start without a settler but with two units and a great general. Somehow like Moari. Each turn you grain 2 science, 2 culture, and 2 inspiration points. You can spend 4 inspiration points to convert any barbarian unit or camp to join you as a unit. You must conquer the first city to launch El Libertador's ability and make it automatically your capital. Then the games begins normally.