Which map is this, exactly? Timerover's original or my edited one? I was consciously subduing my subconscious as I made my edits . Seriously, as I changed things around a bit, I made sure to never count tiles or do mental city dotmapping. I just made the map more generally "good" by swapping harsher tiles for grass and plains and by adding a handful (three or so total) food bonuses to AI start locales. I also added some fresh water to AI start locations that were previously dry. I would hesitate to call these edits "rigorous", but I also know how self-deceived people can be. If you or others feel that I edited the map too much, I can accept that. Perhaps you would like to mod your proposed map slightly, using the changes I mentioned before?