Well...things were going well in my game, until I kinda disregarded Askia... He smashed Harold? early and I had DoFs with him all game. I paid him to declare on England, and I kinda unleashed a monster. He took Lizzies cap about T230. Then backstabbed me (wiped me out in ~7 turns - he had 5 CS allies and I'd neglected my military a bit :/). I was 6/7 cities, and it was the best I'd done with that many cities (missed a religion, as I stopped exploring to keep Lizzie from the dyes). My SPs was Liberty (full), Trad (opener + culture buildings), Order adoption (went Autocracy to stay friendly with Askia, but had to change due to Boudicca and Inca having massive tourism) and 4 in Rationalism. It was my first attempt at Diety and it was going ok (I guess?) until that point. Only been really playing for ~2 months (just moved to Immortal). Thing I found I need to work on are: Military - I keep 'Sim Citying' and focus too much on infrastructure Culture - not getting enough policies in a good time Science - too low at all points of the game. Was sitting on ~600 bpt at T240ish All in all, I'm surprised I lasted as long as I did. I'll definitely try the other Diety challenges and will give this one another try sometime soon.