Greetings to all. I'm interested in setting up a PBEM game for some dedicated and skilled players with a very solid understanding of the game, being able to beat the game on Emperor difficulty or higher, or its equivalent in Multiplayer skill. Having already found two other players, I'm basically looking for 2 others to make it a full house. We don't have much Multiplayer experience, but we're all very familiar with the game and are interested in a challenging match with experienced opponents. The options we've come up with so far are as follows: Map Type: Pangaea Map Size: Small Map Speed: Normal Climate: Temperate Starting Era: Ancient No AIs, only 5 Human Players No Advanced Start Unrestricted Leaders Barbarians On Goodie Huts Off Random Events Off Vassal States Off Tech Trading Off Tech Brokering Off All Victories enabled As for Civilization/Leader selection, we've come up with a few rules to maximize enjoyment and fairness, above and beyond merely having Unrestricted Leaders: -No Financial Leaders; it's probably the best trait, especially in the early game, and so to make sure that not everyone has to pick a Financial Leader or be left behind science-wise, we're going to just make it so that no one is Financial. -No Romans, Incans or Persians; this is to limit the unfairness of their Unique Units. Incans and Persians have very hard to counter rush mechanics, whereas the advantage of Praetorians is almost too great to be considered fair. -We'll use a Snake Draft to select Civs/Leaders; basically, the first one in line to pick his Civ will be the last to pick his Leader and vice versa. ----- So yeah, if anyone is interested feel free to post. And if you disagree with any of the game options we can always negotiate.