Infoman, you're in. This is Civ3 patch 1.29. I don't own PTW, so I couldn't use it. I went ahead and played the first 20. I don't know what you mean by no haggling, Ghengis, so I didn't trade anything. (not that I would have gotten a great deal, anyhow) Here's my 20:
4000 BC. Good start with a couple BG and a cow. Move worker NW onto cow, revealing another cow, and possible costal location. Move settler east, so that we don't found the city on a BG.
3950 BC. Persepolis founded, building Warrior. Worker begins road on cow. Set research on max for pottery (12 turns). Persepolis is founded on the coast.
3900 BC. Boring.
3850 BC. Worker finishes road, provides commerce boost and knocks some turns off pottery. Now irrigating cow.
3700 BC. All's quiet.
3750 BC. Worker finishes irrigation and moves to other cow.
3700 BC. Worker begins road, Persepolis builds warrior, starts another warrior. Warrior moves east to explore.
3650 BC. Persepolis grows. Exploring.
3600 BC. Exploring. Road finished, building mine. Persepolis is at +5 food. More exploring.
3550 BC. Persepolis builds another warrior. I send him NE exploring. Pottery in one turn, so I'm able to drop our research back to 80% for a whopping income of one gold. Whoohoo!
3500 BC. Discover Pottery, set research to CB on full (7 turns).
3450 BC. Worker finishes mining cow, I move him to improve a nearby BG. Cultural borders expand.
3400 BC. Persepolis grows, builds warrior, starts settler. Fortify warrior in Persepolis.
3350 BC. Yawn.
3300 BC. Meet the English. Liz has alphabet to our masonry and BW, but she won't trade. Oh, well.
3250 BC. Pop a hut, learn warrior code. All in all a good deal.
3200 Bc. CB in one turn, so I drop the research all the way back to 20%.
3150 BC. Persepolis builds settler, starts granary. Learn CB, so I choose Mysticism at 90% (19 turns). It's cheap, and we should be able to trade it to the other AI's if we want. Send settler SE to found a new city. Find furs, our first luxury.
3100 BC. See English border, not far from furs. Might do to race a settler there.
3050 BC. Yawn.
As for strategy, I'm going for monarchy and IW so that we can get the most for our GA. I've researched stuff fast, which usually works for me on regent. The map is below. I intended to settle the red dot with our settler. The blue dots are other places I thought might be worth settling soon. Ghengis, you might want to explore to the south a bit, see if there aren't some furs down there. Otherwise, it's on you.
And the save: