I know how much all you [CHAPS] loved the slavery mechanic in cIV, and personally I could see it coming back in BNW. All you'd have to do is make sure each captured worker is tagged as foreign, and make it give you -1 happiness (don't capture too many else you'll have a slave revolt). perhaps that number can increase with each era. Yeah, okay moysturfurmer, sounds dumb, but how does that relate to BNW? I'm glad you asked. The slavery mechanic can interface with the new ideology system too. So picking freedom might force you to free you captured slaves (facing penalty of extra unhappiness) or maybe there's a tenet that lets you emancipate them while retaining them as workers or something. Autocracy could have some stuff that lowers the unhappiness, and order can reduce maintenance on all slaves in your empire or something. I mean it's not a gamechanging system or anything, but the total absence of slavery seems like a gross whitewashing of world history to me. And it seems elegant to me at least. I dunno I'd talk more but I gotta go to [MY OTHER CLASS] Moderator Action: Chaged the thread title as we didn't want members looking for part 1.