Welcome to the 3rd game of "The Emperor Series" hosted by... ME! ^_^ The idea came upon as a gathering point for any players interested in having fun or improving their games on Emperor level maps. Sharing of ideas, suggestions, advices, and criticisms are welcome and appreciated here. I ask that everyone, including myself, give the community an update of our experiences in spoiler tags, except for the very 1st discussion on where to settle our capital city at the start of the game. Feel free to be as detailed as you want. All maps have been checked and verified to make sure that we do NOT start isolated or semi-isolated. Preferred Checkpoints: Turn 100 1 AD 1000 AD Liberalism 1500 AD End of Game Please note that "Choose Religion" setting is turned on for the variety in dominant religions differing from game to game. Okay! Let's get started! Ready to school the Emperor AI? ^_^ Here is our leader this time around: Spoiler : Our game settings: Spoiler : And here is our starting position: Spoiler : Two corn tiles visible, one wet, and one not. We are not riverside, but we are next to a freshwater lake, giving us the freshwater bonus. There are lots of forests around, and some hills as well for early production. The land looks drier to the south, and wetter to the north. I was not going to start this game for at least another week, but the interest in the Washington game is rather low due to the map being obviously too friendly towards Cultural Victory. We haven't had a game where we had a lot of tension from the AI, in terms of land grabbing, and having warmongering neighbors on the same continent. That's all about to change in this game! ^_^ Prepare yourself for a dog fight! It's going to be challenging and fun at the same time, and the map is ripe for domination and conquest! Isn't that the sort of things you guys like anyway? Starting save file can be downloaded HERE!