Chapter 1, The Prince Chapter 2, Island Paradise? Chapter 3, or Hell on Earth? Chapter 4, Mencius' Gift Chapter 5, Target Acquired Chapter 6, Universal Customs Chapter 1, The Prince I am Suryavaraman II, son of Suryavaraman I. I am from the Planet Yasodharapura. Gaming is the greatest pastime on my planet, and I am the Prince of gaming. For years I have searched for a game that could possibly stump me. I am the King of Strategy. Finally the game designers of Yasodharapura created the ultimate strategy game. They call it Civilization; a virtual reality game that pits you against a number of enemies in a quest to control the world. Just my kind of game. I will naturally be playing on the Prince difficulty, seeing as I am the Prince of gaming. The designers have informed me that enabling advanced start would give the best strategic start, and Raging Barbarians (or barbs), Aggressive AI, and Random Personalities will create the best possible game for myself. It would sound pretty complex to anyone who isn’t the Prince of gaming. So lets see what this game engine created for me… I have a peninsula, an excellent strategic point in many aspects of history. This game already likes me. I decided to name the capital city after my beloved planet, Yasodharapura, which has treated me very well in my life. I still have 801 Points to spend on my Advanced Start. I am thinking that I will purchase a settler, so I may examine the land to the north which appears to have flood plains, AND gold! Jackpot… My final decisions for this opening round was to purchase a Settler, 2 Workers, 2 Population points in Yasodharapura, The Wheel and Fishing (for quicker access to the beautiful floodplains being cottaged), Mysticism (hopefully founding buddhism?), and a scout. As much as I hate to leave 65 points unused, I will cripple myself that much, just to give the AI a small advantage. It won’t last long. Music to my ears. I founded Suryava on that spot. What do you know!? 2 Flood plains right in the BFC that I couldn’t see before I settled it. I think I have this game won already. The Random Number Generator in this game truly loves me. On the last turn of universal peace, a goodie hut popped me Animal Husbandry! They really must stop spoiling me. So, if my memory serves me correctly, I have already got Buddhism under my wing, because my turn ends before the AI. That is all the better for me. I believe I will call it a round at the end of this universal peace. I can promise that it will never revert to that status.